Friday, January 20, 2012

We're in The South, y'all

Charleston, SC. Toby's been working here since January 10. I'm so glad I took a trip to see him. Seattle drivers have no idea what to do when it snows, and then when the snow freezes they have to close down streets otherwise everyone would crash down the hills. But here in Charleston? I got to leave my coat at the hotel and lay out in the sun.

The Charleston Tea Garden, the only working tea plantation in all of North America. Apparently tea plants are these rows of shrubs. They've got some machine that trims off the new shoots in the summer periodically.

Angel Oak Tree. According to legend it's over 1500 years old. According to science, about 400 years old.

The Gwillah hides behind the largest living thing we've ever seen.

Waterfront Park in Charleston at dusk

Palm trees in January, ahhhhh

Unpictured highlights: an albino squirrel, the beach, quaint brick buildings with bright white mortar, enormous plates of authentic pit-cooked barbecued pork, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, southern accents, 70 degree sunshine.

We'll see you back in Seattle, y'all.

Jedburg Pinopolis & Ashley Phosphate

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