Thursday, October 18, 2018
It was nice and cool last night and we slept with the windows open. First time in a long while we have been able to enjoy the night air and not noise from air conditioners. Of course the rig was quite chilly this morning and we actually cut the fireplace on to knock the chill off. It was a beautiful fall day in Johnston.
What a fun day we have had. It started with a wonderful breakfast of french toast with Randy and Debra and then a little while later we went on a nice walk on the Ten Governors’ Rail-Trail. The trail is about a one mile paved trail along Slade Lake, that commemorates each of Edgefield’s 10 Governors with a stone maker for each governor each 0.10 mile. Interesting that there have been 10 South Carolina governors that were from Edgefield. The trail winds around Slade Lake, over quiet streets and neighborhoods, a soccer field and an old railroad trestle. There’s also a fishing dock and lighting for evening walks. There is a new extension that gives additional length to the walk and it appears they are working on extending it even more. We had a nice walk.
After the walk we stopped at Cook’s produce stand. It’s Debra’s favorite and we could see why. She brought some produce we will enjoy tomorrow and we bought a jar of scuppernong preserves. Hopefully we will enjoy it on biscuits one morning soon.
This evening we went to a local restaurant, The Red Shed Diner, that was new to all of us. It appeared to have started life as a produce stand but now is a popular local restaurant in Graniteville, SC. Its fare was that of a diner, serving meat and three, vegetable plates and sandwiches. They also have wonderful deserts, service very large portions.
After dinner we drove on over to Aiken, SC to see a production of “The Odd Couple, Female Version” at the Aiken Community Theatre. It was opening night of Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play. The lead characters were transformed from Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. The play was funny and well done. We had a great day with our family.