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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fish Fry!

Today was the cub scout fish fry. I did not tell Lon what kind of fish it they were frying.
They had fish, hushpuppies, coleslaw, and beans!
Enjoying his fish, even after he found out it was catfish!
The fish was caught by two of the cub leaders  It was wonderful to have fresh caught fish!
Lon has developed a love for hushpuppies. He thinks they are wonderful things!

We had a fun Sunday.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Blue and Gold Banquet

This afternoon was the Blue and Gold Banquet for cub scouts.  Lon was getting his wolf badge. Next year he starts working toward his Webelo badge. He will even have to get a new uniform!
Lon in his cub scout uniform! He never did grow into the shirt!
His finished Lion mask
The cakes made by Mr. Dusty's Mother.
She made one for each table
Waiting for the start of the ceremonies

Our fearless leader, Mrs. Crystal
After the flag ceremony, Lon's den was up to do their moving and grooving to the Lion Sleeps Tonight
They had to hold their masks to their faces, as they were a little too heavy to be just held up by elastic bands.
Lon doing the opera type parts
The skit was over, the tigers, and bears had their moving up ceremony. It was Lon's turn !
We were both paying attention to the story
Getting his badge.  Just like the last two years, we had to pin it upside down and keep it that way till he does a good deed, then I can sew it on.
Then it was time to eat, a nice pasta dinner. Lon opted not to have sauce
Then it was time to eat that yummy cake, and it was yummy!
Lon is now on his way to be webelo!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Big Day Going to Georgia!

Today was another day off school. It was President's Day.  We had planned to get another Jr. Ranger badge up at Conagree. Well, since the trees are still being cleaned up from the storm, we learned it was about the same distance to Savannah. Fort Pulaski would be tons of fun on a nice sunny day!
It was a beautiful day, windy, but pretty!
We read all the signs on the way to the Visitor's Center.
Lon has his booklet and a sheet to fill out. At this Park you have to answer a page of questions to get the trading cards!  Some inside the visitor's center and some in the fort. It was fun!
Door detail
Inside the fort
Pointing out some names scratched into the bricks
beauty shot
Powder Magazine.
Checking out the inside of the fort
Beauty shot
Lon finishing up his booklet in the prison section.  They asked what three things Lon would want if he was in the prison.  Lon's answered, a crowbar, a boat and oars. Maybe some good food.
Another beauty shot
The trees inside the fort
Going back to the Visitor's Center
He really wanted to explore the tunnels
Getting his badge. Yes, we realized that we left his vest and hat at the house when we we got to the Fort.  Darn it.
It was time for lunch! We were hungry. We went down to Tybee Island to see what there was there.  Lon got the adult portion of fried fish and shrimp.  He ate all the hushpuppies first.
I was not all that impressed with the food, it was decent but not special.
Ta-da! Most of the food, except the fries. They were just frozen fries with some spices on them.  He was so happy to have eaten all the food!
Tybee Island Lighthouse!
Petting Miss Kitty. They have a sign up saying Miss Kitty might not like being petted, and to pet her at your own risk.   She warmed right up to Lon.  Even to the point of following him around the grounds
They are painting the lighthouse, so we could not go up!
The summer kitchen is a small museum. Lon liked all the stuff in there, except the rat's skull.  He did not like that.
There is a bigger museum, with the history of Tybee Island across the street that is included in the admission price.  There was a small room with some items from the amusement park that used to be on Tybee Island. It closed in 1996
The view of the light from the roof of  Fort Screvens, which is where the museum is located.  We also smelled some wonderful grilling seafood at the North Beach Grill. We  are going to try this one out next time we come down!
We needed to start back home!
This house looked so wonderful!
Exchange Park in Savannah. We could not stop to check it out in more detail, there will be a next time!
Crossing the bridge back to South Carolina!
We had just enough time to get a quick dinner before scouts ! The boys were practicing their skit for the Blue and Gold banquet next weekend!
Lon was a ham, and that is what they were looking for!
Since we got done early from Scouts, we went out for ice cream. We went to Dairy Queen since we wanted something small.
Lon got a small blizzard and I got a hot fudge sundae with peanuts. I love Peanut Buster Parfaits, but they are just too big!

Lon was asleep almost as soon as he got into bed. He started to read his new book about Casimir Pulaski, I think he made it to page two.

Back to School tomorrow, I hope!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fort Moultrie

We read today was a special day at the Fort.  So we went there after the Fire Museum.
There were going to be re enactors there. I think most of them will be there tomorrow though.
It was still a great day to be at the Fort
Lon could not remember when the brick was put in, so he went and found a ranger and asked. 1808.  The rangers remembered him.
Going across to the Fort.
Re enactors!
They had camps set up inside the fort. The actors were somewhere else at the moment.
We have been to the Fort a couple times, but we had never been to the grounds beside the Fort. That is what we did today!
a row of cannons.
There were plaques to learn from out there too !
There was a beach! Who knew you could get to a little beach from the Fort !! Not sure we were allowed out there, but there was not anyone around to tell us no
More reading
Looking at the tents. They were eating lunch so we did not bother the re enactors

Checking out the powder magazine.
The door to the powder magazine.
It is big and heavy!
On our way out. We stopped and talked to the Garrison Surgeon. He talked to Lon about how a doctor for the garrison would be the doctor for the men, their wives, their children and their animals.  And more than likely if you had to go see him you would not be a whole lot better than when you came in.  He was fun to talk to.
On our way home, we were stopped for a very nasty traffic accident. While we were figuring out an alternate route to get home, we saw this hawk. He circled a few times before landing on the swing set.   We had time to take his photo.
We figured out a new route home, thanks to a quick phone call to Daddy. We hope everyone involved in the wreck is okay.