October 18, 2010
Location: Heading back to GA along the long lonely road of I-16.
Lunch Stop: L & I are reading aloud Eat More Chikin: Inspire More People in preparation for a field trip to the corporate office of Chick-fil-A, so she begged to stop at Chick-fil-A in Beaufort for lunch. This trip we finally read the chapter as to how Chick-fil-A began. On the wall was one of his quotes, Food is essential for life, therefore make it good. Our food was enjoyed by all.
Our sunrise excursion gave us a good start to the day so we actually had the camper packed up and were off the site by 10:30. We headed over to the nature center hoping to have them identify some of our photographed creatures only to find they were closed. After a stroll on the fishing pier enjoying the company of some animated asian ladies fishing for crabs, a fisherman that had his line snapped by a very large and fast fish, and a couple pointing out frolicking dolphins, we were on the road by 11:30 a.m.
We had a fairly uneventful ride chatting with K as she was getting ready for bed on the ship in Malta.
One diversion was a gas stop off of 16 at a BP gas station that also has a "petting" zoo. For $1 per person we got to see a menagerie of creatures bending the wire fencing straining to get at the meager bag of food we carefully tossed their way. Perhaps the most entertaining, and sad, creature was the huge toothless bull that opened his mouth giving the clue that we were to throw the food onto his tongue. A far cry from the natural habitat that we had been experiencing for the past week.
7 p.m. We pulled into our familiar cul-de-sac ready for dinner, ready to rejoin J&E and to get ready to head back to Konos in the morning.