19 October 2008

Bee~ing there!

road trip!!& at the end of the road...a warm welcome to the table with old friends...take a walk with me in my favorite US city...charleston SC...every turn of corner is a thing of beauty...behind every wall is a secret garden...& the art!...the french quarter is a feast for the eyes...especially at my favorite gallery~~ robert lange studiosrobert is usually found at the easle with a smile & kind word for every visitor, eager to share his joy in the creative process.charleston isn't without some italian influence...yes, that's my ride (i wish...)& they even have gelato at modica (it's not quite san crispino but it's good!)as you stroll along, don't forget to look up...& even wander a bit out of town...maybe you'll find yourself 'up the creek'...shem creek, that is!here comes tonight's dinner on a shem creek shrimp boat...but enough of that...it's time to take a peek at the 'secret'...the premiere of 'the secret life of bees'!!!tickets in hand...a red carpet stroll...the movie was fabulous, very true to the book & extremely well casted. even Little Man, who did not read the book, thoroughly enjoyed it. we were excited to see what they did with the parts we had seen in production, particularly the ones which were filmed in D.'s hospital. the after-movie reception gave us the wonderful opportunity to chat with sue monk kidd...& to enjoy the music of mark bryan from hootie & the blowfish...a gracious 'thank you' to W & W, our dear friends who hosted us this week for a time of true southern hospitality!! all too soon we found ourselves back on the road to home, but not without a little help...next on the horizon...racking up more air miles & a jaunt in the windy city with boyworld!


Anonymous said...

I want a Vespa :)

Dory said...

Oh MY! How fun, how fun! Lovely pictures, as always.

Annie said...

I remember my dad have a lambretta back in the 60's. What a way to ride. Here's hoping your wish comes true.

Madame Meow said...

All of it was lovely. Thank you for sharing-- it's made me very happy to look through your memories.

Geraldine said...

What a great post! Thanks for the tour. I loved the photos...especially the dinner pic, felt like I was there with you.

Hugs, G


SabineM said...

I (heart) Illy coffee too. Been drinking it for years...
Lovely post..
How lucky to have seen the play. WOW and to meet Sue Monk! WOW!

Catvibe said...

That was a very fun photo essay. I live so close and will have to get there soon. I love your blog! I think I shall become a follower.

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Looks like so much fun! I *love* that book, and I love that Vespa (the bike...no wasps around right...this was all about bees?) ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased to tell you that (in your case) I've sorted my new computer glitches.

Now I can start enjoying your site again and put you on the sidebar.

I've also tagged you - please visit my site for details, Best wishes, Sally

(I'm off to visit Phil now.)

Cre8Tiva said...

i love charleston...it is probably my second favorite place i lived...miss you...hugs, rebecca

Beckie said...

How fun is that!!

I love Illy too....

Leslie said...

Beautiful photos! Charleston is nice place to visit. I love that pink scooter!

Karen Cole said...

Sounds like a great trip.

Can't wait to see it.

You are away as much as I am aren't you?

Sometimes good....sometimes bad.

rochambeu said...

Oh you are a Lucky world traveler!
Let me hop on your pretend pink vespa and take me with you on a virtual spin around Charlton! I have two friends we should visit!
I salute you with my coffee cup this morning!!


Anonymous said...

What a great time.

I want one of those Vespas too !!!!

qualcosa di bello said...

maryann...oh, me too!!!!!!!!

dory...it was!

annie...what color??

madame...it is a joy to share.

geraldine...i wish you could have been there!

sabine...illy gets me through a lot! & sue is a pure delight!

catvibe...oh my gosh i love, love, love your blog name!! i am glad you are a follower & i look forward to visiting with you too!

michelle...isn't that one of the very best reads?! pure southern delight ;-)

sally...i am glad you were able to conquer technology! brava!! now that i am post travel settled, i shall be stopping by. (phil is still on hiatus though)

rebecca...when did you live in chas?? we used to live there too & oh how i miss it!

becky...there are a few of us out there!

leslie...me too, but i would take it in mint green also ;-)

karen...let's hope our paths soon cross on all these journeys!

constances...if you are *ever* in charleston, you had better let me know because i *will* hop on my vespa & meet you!!

paula...if you get one, please take me for a spin!

Anonymous said...

Oh, man, what is UP? How do you rate this stuff? You must know all the right people in all the right places, and isn't that nice for you :)?

I have to say, you have quite a handsome little man there, you know. I'll bet he is having a great time touring the world, eating gelato, listening to good live music, meeting famous authors, and walking red carpets!

My husband's dad was raised in Charleston - which makes it a double shame that I've never been there myself. One day...