We went to Bluewater Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for our annual getaway. My baby sister, Bea Bea Smith, drove over from her home in Augusta, GA for a short stay. Her friend Lamar joined her. It is only 136 miles from Augusta to Hilton Head. We had a very good tome, which included a great seafood dinner at “Crazy Crab”, right down the street from the resort.

We took a side trip to Eaton, GA to see Rev. Handrice Griffin, who ones a large farm in the area. He also sells real estate. His farm includes many pecan trees. We purchased 7 lbs. of pecan halves. Barbara is always asking someone to make pecan candy for us during the holidays. We gave our “Pecan Lady” 3 bags, and our friends in Tallahassee, FL two bags. We also purchased 6 bunches of collard greens, and gave three of them to the same couple on Florida. Those greens had the largest leaves that I have ever seen on a collard. Barbara cooked some as soon as we arrived and they were excellent! Rev. Griffin’s farm is all organic.

PHOTOS from Hilton Head Island, SC

On the way home, we stopped at my childhood friend’s home in Tallahassee, FL for a overnight stay. “Rudy” and Brenda Slaughter were very gracious hosts and loaded us up with fruit, picked in their yard, and Deer Sausage, ham hocks and other things. We gave them two bags of Georgia Pecans and three bunches of collard greens.

It is always nice to visit with old friends, especially when they are a long way from home and you don’t get to see them often. Rudy and I grew up on the same street in Daytona Beach, FL. He is retired from Florida A & M University as their top recruiting officer. He also worked for HHR in Wash. D. C. back in the 70’s.

During our trip,going and coming, we listened to the audio book, “Becoming” by former 1st Lady, Michelle Obama. Good Read, as they say.