Valentine’s in South Carolina

We had an uneventful drive to South Carolina last Friday. Too bad Joe’s parents didn’t.

We called them when we stopped for dinner, and they were in stand-still traffic — about two hours after they had left work. Apparently, a bad wreck had tied up traffic all around Atlanta. They decided to leave early Saturday morning, and we expected them to arrive around noon.

As we piddled around getting ready on Saturday, Joe’s parents called to tell us their van had broken down in Columbia and they needed Joe to pick them up. Luckily, the van broke down close by and not, say, near Augusta.

By the time Joe returned with his parents and their two dogs, we ate a late lunch and had only an hour before we had to start getting ready. I was excited about the gala, if for nothing else than to have an excuse to get dressed up and go out with my hubby!

valentine's gala

The gala was at the Calhoun County Museum in St. Matthews, and I was surprised by how big it was. I wasn’t expecting that since St. Matthews is so small of a town that there isn’t even a traffic light. I also was surprised by how prominent Nana’s family was in the community. There were big picture displays of several generations of her family (including her and her cousins) near the front of the museum, and there was a display case dedicated to Joe’s uncle — who died 15 years ago. He was a very accomplished ballet dancer who performed on Broadway. I had no idea! It was really neat being able to see that. I wish I had been able to meet him.

And, we did get to dance a little. It was nice. I had a lot of fun, and I got a new dress and shoes out of it!

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Joe says:

    You look hot!

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