Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mom And Dad's Newest Adventures

 Mom and dad had a chance to get out and explore the area recently, and have come across some pretty cool things.  The Chapel of Ease, the ruins of an old church nearby, looks kind of scary. 

 The lighthouse pictures are from Hunting Island, and this is one of South Carolina's only lighthouses that you can actually climb up.  The very top isn't accessible, but mom and dad were able to get all the way up to the observation deck that rings the outside of the structure just below the windows at the top.

Mom said dad freaked when they got to the top and stepped out onto the deck. What a  sissy.   I guess he eventually started breathing again, and walked around the whole thing with her.  Apparently he let go of the railing long
 enough to take some pictures, including this one of the beach and picnic area.  Where we moved to isn't quite as close to a beach as they'd like to be, but it's not a bad drive.
This is a view of the steps in the lighthouse, a dizzying spiral that worms its way to the top, with a small landing at each level.


Whisppy said...

How nice to be pretty close to the beach. And that picture of that spiral staircase is dizzying! Ugh.

Old Kitty said...

Oh lovely Orbit! Your poor dad!! Oh but me and Charlie were trying not to laugh! Poor man! LOL!

But yay for getting these fabulous pics!

That abandoned church is very spooky - and such a great inspiration for a story or two!!

Take care

GTnCo said...

These are lovely pictures. that cemetery looks really cool!

The Lee County Clowder said...

That staircase looks a little scary. We would not like the way you can see through each step. Would not want to catch a toenail in there.

Michelle said...

The pictures look great. Looks like you had a great day.

Cara n Crew said...

Very cool pictures, Orbit! Our mom visited a light house in Oregon and she could not make it to the top! She has a problem with heights and those open spiral stairs really get her!

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