A view of the city and the shipping waterfront.
Spanish Moss is hanging from the trees all over the city. The Live Oak trees are beautiful and some of them are 400 years old. When Sherman's Army overtook the city during the Civil War, his men cut down all (except a few) of the trees to use as firewood during the 2 month capture. Years later a group planted thousands of oaks as replacements and now the city is beautiful with old, stately trees providing shade and a canopy over every city street. The Magnolia trees are beautiful as well, in full bloom today!
After such a fun day, it was hard to leave but alas, Romania awaits. Wait a minute, ROMANIA????? We skip blissfully along on our trip until it hits us and we say, "ROMANIA, WHAT THE HECK!"
We're starting to wrap our arms around the idea and actually feel excited (sort of like, "I'm excited about bungee jumping" exited.) Our children have been very supportive with encouraging pats on the head. Logan scanned the first page of the mission call and emailed it to us and when we read the full page over the signature of President Monson, we are humbled and thrilled for the experience that awaits us.
Tomorrow, Charleston, South Carolina!