This week friends from home stayed for a few days in St. Andrews State Park, and naturally we had to get together. Monday afternoon Rae and Jean Guy came over to our condo for a swim and stayed for dinner.
The following day the weather tanked, and Rae wisely suggested we go to the Grand Theater to see Argo starring Ben Affleck. If you haven't seen the movie yet, do yourself a favour. It's an amazing film.
Also in attendance were Rae's Uncle Dave and his wife, Elaine. After the movie we headed to Applebee's for an afternoon beverage and chat, and Dave and Elaine invited us to dinner in their condo Wednesday evening.
Wednesday afternoon, however, John and I toured the state park with Rae and Jean Guy as our guides. While John's been there numerous times, I've only visited the areas closest to the beach, so all of this was new to me. Rae gave me the grand tour of their Scamp. Later on we spotted two deer, and eventually ended up at the turpentine distillery as mentioned in an earlier post.
We also walked through the forested area that's just endured a "controlled burn". This charred plant reminded me of a metal sculpture and just begged to be photographed!
On the pier a heron endured our presence and remained within close proximity to a fisherman. I suspect the heron was waiting for his dinner - one that would mean a great deal less work on his part.
Wednesday evening we headed to Dave and Elaine's Gulf Crest Beach Resort condo. Their two-bedroom unit has a wide, 25-foot long balcony that just seemed to go on and on forever. The spacious state-of-the-art kitchen was to die for. Seriously. It had every bell and whistle a chef could ever want. With wine and crab legs as an appetizer, Mexican lasagna and salad for the entree, and lots of laughter from beginning to end, we had a fantastic evening that of course ended with hugs all around.
All in all a very memorable week at Latitude 30. :)
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