Melanie and I are in Hilton Head, South Carolina where we spent New Year's Eve. Al and Carol Hanson have been friends for several years and asked us to stay aboard their boat, Dare To Dream. We were also with Roger and Jan Dean and Curtis and Regina Stewart. We met the Stewarts this week, but have also been friends with the Deans for a lot of years.
We came on Saturday afternoon and will drive back to Florida today. On Monday we went from Hilton Head to Beaufort, SC down the Beaufort River. It was great to be on the water again. Melanie and I have always loved being on and around the water.
We had a great dinner and saw the New Year come in together last night. The only negative to living in Florida is not being able to see our friends and family from Georgia more often.
On a downside, Melanie stepped backward from the stateroom into the galley on Sunday night as we were going to bed. She didn't realize she was so close to a 10-12 inch drop off between the two rooms. When she stepped off, her foot hit the wrong way and broke two bones. We were at the Hilton Head emergency room until 2:30 in the morning. She'll need to see an orthopedic doctor when we get home to make sure she doesn't need surgery. Her grace walk has become a grace limp on crutches for the past few days.
I hope you and your family have a great New Year's Day and pray that 2008 will be a grace filled year for you!
These are a few pictures I took at Hilton Head: