An antique cop car drives down the Main Street in downtown Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy is famous for filming the TV series, The Andy Griffith Show. The cop car is similar to the one from the show.
Gizmo, Dianna’s dog is full of personality. This little guy provided lots of entertainment during our visit to Dianna’s new home.
A humorous apron we spied hanging in Dianna’s new kitchen. Dianna and her husband Trey just moved to Greenville to begin their residency. It was a wonderful visit.
As we took an evening stroll around the old neighborhood Jenny guided Freg and I (Carolyn) up to the pool where original Those Guys, Rachel still holds a few swim team records.
Mehoo gets an excellent neck rub from Mark. He knew just where to sit in order to receive attention.
During the month of June it is the S.C. Festival of Flowers in Greenwood. Large topiaries lined the downtown, this one is a car.
One group’s topiaries display was a giant tiger for the S.C Festival of Flowers. This group didn’t use as many flowers as other groups, but their display was quite large.
The Greenwood Alumni group from the University of South Carolina submitted this Gamecock topiaries for the S.C. Festival of Flowers.
Two Siamang Monkeys at the Riverbanks Zoo. One is laid out basking in the sun, while the other is on top of him grooming off bugs.
A golden-headed lion Tamarin at the Riverbanks Zoo. These small monkeys are about the size of a squirrel.
A Red-Ruffed Lemur is searching out some treats a keeper threw to it at the Riverbanks Zoo. The contrast between their red bodies and black tales and face makes these lemurs pretty distinctive.
A group of Ring-Tailed Lemurs at the Riverbanks Zoo. You can distinguish these lemurs by the white and black rings around their tails.
Freg ordered the chicken and yellow rice with black beans and plantains from Cafe Rio Blanco. The restaurant’s atmosphere was simple and the food was delicious. It filled us up in a warm hearty way.
Carolyn ordered the chicken with yellow rice, black beans, and yucca from Cafe Rio Blanco. Holy amazing chicken with rice and beans, it was GOOD! None of us had ever tried yucca and it was good and a little unexpected, it had the consistency of a firm mashed potato and the tast of lemon; that’s about the only way I can describe it.
A glass chess set is set up and ready to play outside of Cafe Rio Blanco. Both Freg and Ant were excited to see the board ready to go.
The Jolly Roger, a sign of the afternoon as the three of us squared off at Pirates Adventure Mini-Golf. YAR!
Some gentlemen engage in a game of giant chess set out in City Market Square. The visiter’s center holds the pieces but all are welcome to play. Ant and Carolyn observe from a park bench as Ant critiques the moves.
Ant noshed down a couple of sushi rolls from Fancy Q Sushi Bar and Grill. The culinary art before Ant stabs it with his chopsticks.
Carolyn’s sushi rolls from Fancy Q Sushi Bar and Grill. As usual Carolyn takes her time eating and enjoying the beautiful and tasty rolls.
The Georgia Theatre is a music institution in Athens. The original theatre burnt down a few years ago but they rebuilt and now have a rooftop bar. Bands large and small come to play here.
Ant ordered an appetizer of mixed olives which he and Freg gobbled down. I am no fan of the olive and let them enjoy their finger food at Ted’s Most Best.
from left to right: brother Mark, father Dave, grandfather Gramps, mother Anne, and yours truly. We enjoyed a small Dillenbeck reunion in Blairsville, GA where Freg’s grandparents live.
At the Freedom Center in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center. Here you can view some of his personal affects and view photographic timeline of his life.
Ant ordered Carolyn a Belhaven Scottish Ale for her second round at the Local Republic. The Belhaven is very similar to a Guinness, in that it had a thick head and a smooth taste. I would say it has less creaminess than a Guinness; overall a nice pint.
This cute little tamarin at the Atlanta Zoo was very interested with my bag of camera gear. The entire time I was swapping lenses and digging in the bag, he was very observant.
We thoroughly enjoyed watching this gorilla group. There were several very young gorillas and this infant all playing with each other. The mother sits on the far left as the infant plays with another young female.
This hornbill danced back and forth on this limb the entire time we were watched. He also made some calls that were very peculiar sounding, in all honesty it’s difficult to describe but I thought we were in Jurassic Park for a moment.
This great panda exhibited intelligence and gathered a very large pile of bamboo stems and scraps to keep him busy for as long as it would take to gnaw through everything. I think if this panda stood on its hind legs, he would have stared me in the eye.
This beautiful bengal tiger took serious interest in one of the visitors for some reason. The animals often respond to visitors wearing the same colored clothes as the keepers. This could be the case with this moment
A medium Pizza Greco from Steverino’s Pizza. A white pie with sauteed spinach, kalamata olives, feta, and oregano. Ant and Freg enjoyed their pizza, consuming the whole pie. Very good pizza and the crust had a great flavor.