Thursday, June 19, 2008

Picture Perfect

      
Both nights in Charleston, I tried to take pictures of the beautiful full moon... Every time I would take a picture of the moon, it looked like a heart! These are two of the hearts, one is from Tuesday night, the other is from Wednesday...


I started this yesterday... but didn't have a chance to finish this blog or post it until now. Oh, A: here's a shout-out! XO

Woke up this morning in our room and in my sandy sheets of the Best Western just across the bridge from Charleston. Cas was already awake, and asked me, "Do you like Indian food?"  Uh... YES! Indian food is probably my favorite food of all time.. I will drive an hour away just for amazing Chicken Tikka Marsala. YUM.

Then she asked, "Do you want to go to Asheville? My friend owns an Indian restaurant..." I was sold.... Let's go!  Then we got all "rock n' roll"... We ate all of the mixed nuts in our room, accidentally threw the tv out of the window, which I had to sneak out of, and jumped in the getaway car where Cas was waiting.....

Not really... I accidentally pushed the screen off of the window... and it made for a really funny picture and a good story.

When we talked to the front desk, it turns out we weren't booked to stay at the hotel for another night anyway... and they had a party coming in. Also, it was raining, so we really couldn't walk around or go to the beach... So, we packed up and drove to back to the mountains and back to Cas's place in Asheville.
Charleston was so amazing. I really love that city. I would really love to go back and see more art, and history and shop King Street. I plan to go back to Charleston some day... I would love to buy one of those 7.5 million dollar homes! 

Now I'm back in the mountains of North Carolina. The weather is gorgeous... not humid, not too hot. I have a lot of pictures I'd like to post. I'm also going to post another blog just about Asheville. 

So, I've been writing for over a month now... and I just realized today that I've been overlooking my trusty traveling companion, Ronda... (Cas named my car)... Ronda doesn't like hills so much... she makes a lot of noise going up-hill... but she's totally loyal... and has been nothing but good to me. M, at Penland, first noticed Ronda and said he thought either someone really ghetto or someone really old drove her.... nope. Just me. With her gold grill, we decided on the full name Ronda Laquisha Jackson (Jackson being a family name). I love Ronda, even though her 0-60mph is 5.2 minutes.

We had a great time last night (thurs)... Yummy Indian food, fun people, and it was great hanging out with Cas and her sister. We took sooo many pictures... some good and some really crazy and not-so pretty... These two made us laugh so hard... I can't look at either picture with out laughing until I cry...
 Whose head is that?

Look at my arms!!! It takes a second to figure out which arm belongs to us...

It's Friday and we've kinda just been chilling out all day. Tonight is gonna be a low-key movie night. That sounds fantastic.... I really haven't been able to just hang out since I've been in NC. Tomorrow, I'm going to Boone... To the art supply store....(they're having a huge one day sale) and then to Beech Mountain. My second class at Penland starts Sunday!

4 comments:

Mom said...

The pictures of the moon are amazing. Never seen anything like that! Also is that a photo of you or your friend walking on a sandy beach? It is a neat picture and reminds me of "footprints in the Sand". Do you remember it? If not, I will get you a copy. It is also a great shot in an artistic way. Something in it looks like a guitar to me. At first I thought it was maybe a shadow but it is not as I can see the shadow. What is it?

Ryann said...

I know! Neither of us could believe that I was getting hearts every time!

I took that footprints pic of Cassie... What you think looks like a guitar is actually her reflection in the water... her shadow starts at her feet and goes left... but is barely in the pic. i really liked that picture... i took it in to photoshop to make it brighter and with more contrast...

Ryann said...

I know! Neither of us could believe that I was getting hearts every time!

I took that footprints pic of Cassie... What you think looks like a guitar is actually her reflection in the water... her shadow starts at her feet and goes left... but is barely in the pic. i really liked that picture... i took it in to photoshop to make it brighter and with more contrast...

Anonymous said...

If you turned one of the moon pictures upside down, it could kind of look like a disembodied bottom...
These are so cool and you sound so happy! Yay! I'll call when I finish reading.
A