We visited George's father in February, 2010. It turned out to be a wonderful time of year to experience iciles, frozen lakes, and Mexican food.
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The town is an old German settlement. Above is a Lutheran church, an mobile prison car, and what looks like a snow-seal on a pickup truck.
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George with Sam, the dog; a sweetgum seed pod, and an old advertisement outside a Mesican grocery store
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Making key lime pie with real key limes, our homemade pizza, and Nick taking Sam for a walk in Greenville
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Oconee Station, formerly a military compound and later a trading post. We walked for hours looking for this waterfall.
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At the Pickens flea market, we were entertained by this washtub bass player, "Redneck windchimes", carved sculptures, and boiled peanuts.
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Downtown Seneca. They were taking photos for the town's new brochure. The main shopping street is called Ram Cat Alley.
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An afternoon in Clemson.
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A Clemson tree, Nick outside the house, and an old water shed
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On the farm
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We had a lovely day in Highlands, North Carolina. Most of the stores were shut for the winter, but there was still plenty to see.
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The area near Highlands is known for it's splendid waterfalls, even more majestic when frozen
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George's father chomps an icicle.
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To get a sense of scale, look at the fence, right.
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George with father and brother, and Nick, below.
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At the Carolina Smokehouse in Cashiers, we tried fried pickles, another culinary first. The mountain view is from Walhalla, South Carolina.
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Scenes from the Oconee Heritage Center. The photo on the right is of a 200 year old canoe found in the local river.
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Photos in the local park
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We were there on Valentine's Day.
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