Day 219, Year 6 Back in North Carolina
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Weather: Mostly Sunny and Warm (92 degrees F in NC)
Location: Lightkeepers Marina, Little River, South Carolina

It was a 9 to 5 day. We left the cabin before 9 am and were back here at my sister’s house in Calabash, North Carolina by 5 pm. It was another uneventful “passage” for which we give thanks. There was very little traffic and we made good time once we got out of the mountains. We made one stop in the town of Toccoa close to the South Carolina border to see Toccoa Falls. We learned here that “Toccoah” is the Cheyanne word for “beautiful” and the 186-foot falls were just that.

We have had a nice visit with my sister’s daughter, Jennifer, this evening. She will be heading back to her home near Charlotte tomorrow morning but we were glad she stayed long enough to visit with us. Most of my nieces and nephews and their families will be coming here for a week long family vacation the week just before we leave, so we will get to see Jennifer again then.

When we got home this afternoon, I was shocked to see that the beans and kale that I planted the evening before we left are up and growing like weeds. I think I wrote that my sister insisted that we should plant them on the 24th because the Farmer’s Almanac said it was either then or the middle of June. Well, the almanac must have been right. I’ve never seen seeds sprout and grow so fast. Tomorrow we will help my brother-in-law get his new compost bin set up and then I have to get back to work on a photo presentation outlining the five and half years of our circumnavigation. I’ve been working on it in short stints, but it is now time to get it done.

110531 Day 219 North Georgia–Toccoa Falls and Home to Calabash