Random Thought Tuesday
Apologies for my absence over the last week. Between lots going on in the office plus a long-weekend trip with Melissa to the South Carolina coast, things have been a bit busy.
Speaking of travel, we had a wonderful trip to Georgetown, SC this weekend. Prior to the eclipse, had never heard of the town, but it was the only place we could find an affordable getaway. Its proximity to Pawley's Island was convenient because we hadn't been to the beach this summer.
Anyways, it has a quaint downtown, excellent restaurants and very nice people. There were some beautiful houses, including a few that were pre-revolutionary war! It's obvious that the area was once quite wealthy by the size and quality of the homes.
We enjoyed some fantastic seafood at The River Room, a down home breakfast at Thomas Cafe and another great dinner at Alfresco. On Sunday, we enjoyed a couple cocktails waterside at Buzz's Roost while Will Ness, a student from Coastal Carolina University played acoustic favorites!
The waterfront boardwalk was busy the entire time we were there and on Friday night, there were folks teaching shag dancing.
We visited to the Hopsewee Plantation, an old rice plantation dating back to 1740. Our docent was super nice and knowledgable. We even stayed after our tour and enjoyed a full English Tea at their tea room, including cucumber sandwiches and other yummy treats!
Finally, we wandered into a great furniture store called Augustus & Carolina. It was 5:57 and they closed at 6:00. Even thought they were obviously tired from a long day, they welcomed us and allowed us to browse. The owners, David & Kathryn were absolutely wonderful and have a great store that we would love to have in Asheville!
If you're looking for something out of the way to do, visit Georgetown for a couple of days - you won't be disappointed.
Speaking of the eclipse, we ended up at Lake Hartwell in western South Carolina. The weather prognosticators said that there was virtually no chance of clouds. Guess what? They were wrong! The hundreds of people who turned out at the park were disappointed as the clouds showed up minutes before totality. The photo at the top is the best I was able to get.
For those of you who aren't clients, I just wanted to mention that our extraordinary Director of Client Services & Operations, Kerry Keihn passed her Series 65 Securities exam last week. We're all so proud of her for this major accomplishment - this means that she will be transitioning partially into an Associate Financial Advisor role. The months of studying definitely paid off for her!!!
Finally...I'm excited to share with you that I'll be a storytelling panelist at the upcoming Bonfire Storytelling Conference coming up on October 27th here in Asheville. The conference is designed to help people understand how powerful storytelling can be in growing their organization.
If you sign-up now and use the code PETER, you can save $25 off the cost of the conference! I'd love to see you there!!!