Sunday, September 10, 2006

John Visits

John and Lisa at Brookgreen
My brother John came to visit us during the first week of September. It was great to have him here. John hadn't played golf for a while, but he managed to put together four pars in a row. That's pretty impressive considering that he never hit any woods. We also took a fun ocean cruise on the Sea Screamer and saw a huge pod of dolphins just off the coast near Sunset Beach. We spent a pleasant day at Brookgreen Gardens and had a burger at the famous River City Cafe. Heidi and Cleo also had a great time with Uncle John.


Friday, September 1, 2006


Tropical Storm Ernesto made landfall not too far from us last night. We were fortunate that it went a bit to the northeast instead of directly over us. Our rain gauge had a total of seven inches. The news reported that Wilmington (about 50 miles north of Calabash) had over ten inches. Winds were gusting near 70 mph last night, but we had only a few fallen trees on the golf course that we could see this morning. Some of the fairways are partially flooded, and the sand traps are a mess, but that's to be expected. If we don't get anymore rain, I expect that the golf course will be open for play tomorrow. Our neighbor tells us that some of the roads around the Plantation are flooded with a couple of inches of water. That should recede by this afternoon. It was an unpleasant night for the dogs, but we're all doing fine this morning.

My brother is coming to visit us in a couple of days so I hope we'll have better weather for him.