We went to bed the night of February 12th around 9:30 pm and got up around 5:30 am the next morning.
At 7:15 am, after breakfast (eggs for Bob; oatmeal for me), Bob went for a walk. He took his umbrella, as it was drizzling. Bob walked to Food Lion and brought back tea bags and chocolates. When Bob left, I began working on AncestryDNA “thru-lines”. ThruLines shows how I may be related to my DNA matches. I have a cousin in Canada, who is a DNA match. We are distant cousins, as ancestry says we are 4th-6th cousins. Neither Kelly nor I have been able to figure out how we are related. The research continues…
We ate lunch at a nearby Texas Roadhouse. Bob ordered pulled pork, rice and broccoli. I ordered BBQ chicken, baked potato and a vegetable combo of broccoli and carrots. We shared a slice of apple pie with vanilla ice cream covered in caramel sauce. We sat in seating near the bar. Our waitress took care of the bar patrons, as well as those seated at nearby tables. She was very good at her job.
I noticed the temperature on our way back to our Airbnb. It was 60 degrees, overcast and drizzling…not a good beach day, but still better there than in Warren. At the same time it was cloudy and 24 degrees (feels like 15 degrees) in our hometown of Warren PA.
Our friend, Marge from back home, invited us to join her and Neil and Neil’s cousins, at her condo, for some food before the Super Bowl . We decided to stay at our Airbnb. We ate leftovers and had chips and salsa, while watching the game. I watched the game through the halftime show and went to bed. Bob watched the game to its conclusion and, then, went to bed.
On Valentines Day we met Marge and Neil at 9:00 am for breakfast at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin in Garden City Beach. I can’t recall the exact breakfast entree Bob chose, but he selected hash browns instead of pancakes. Marge ordered Sticky Bun Pancakes (cinnamon swirled pancakes, blended with pecans and topped with cream cheese icing). I ordered cinnamon pancakes topped with bananas and pecans. I can’t remember what breakfast entree Neil ordered, but his breakfast included two pancakes. Bob was the only one who didn’t order pancakes. The food and service were good; the company was excellent.
Bob and I had planned to make a return trip to the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. We didn’t make it there. We ended up staying at our Airbnb “Seaside Cottage” for rest of the day. Soon after we got home from Flapjack’s, I got ill. Bob is a sweetheart. He went to the store and got ginger ale for me.
We had brought a steak with us from home specifically for Valentines Day. I took the steak out of the freezer the day before. I didn’t think I would be able to eat the steak, but I asked Bob to grill it anyway. I planned to make mashed potatoes and vegetables for side dishes. The mashed potatoes did not get made. I did heat up a can of green beans. I had very little energy. I ate one bite of steak, a few green beans and a corn muffin. I spent rest of the day and evening running to the bathroom.
I did watch two movies with Bob, in between lying down and bathroom runs. The first movie was called “Turbulence”, and the second movie was called “Safe”.
In “Turbulence”, there is a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, and a flight attendant had to outwit a serial killer and land the plane herself.
In “Safe” Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by Chinese mobsters, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei’s trail.
This was a rough day for me. I pretty much missed out on an entire day of vacation. I wasn’t able to eat any of the chocolates that Bob gave me for Valentines Day either.