Recently, my mom and aunt came to visit.  It was great (for a lot of reasons)!  We visited a bunch of different areas around the city and were generally tourists for four days straight.  It was great to have them here to go exploring and just to spend some time with them.

One of the places that we visited was a plantation.  I can’t seem to get over them…I mean it wasn’t so long ago that these places were functioning and the fact that they still exist is just crazy (and also sad – I am hoping that the changes we have made in the last 150 years can just keep continuing until we are one happy, accepting country).  We walked around, had a chance to learn more about the culture and history of the area and took a ride around the property where I learned that I they operate as a u-pick year round.  Pretty soon I can pick my own strawberries!    I can’t wait.

Despite the fact that I am working on becoming a grown-up, it was great to have those two here because they have some pretty realistic expectations of my life.  Come back soon!


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