As long as we’re in Portal, communications will be difficult. From Lindy’s house, Leive and I can’t use our cell phone (evidently there isn’t a cell phone tower in range for our networks, because Rezia can use hers), they don’t have a regular phone line, and the local wireless Internet connection is erratic. Therefore I don’t expect to post anything until we get back to Lexington.
A lot of what I’m seeing in this part of Georgia reminds me of the old days in Florida: the generally flat terrain, the forests of longleaf pine, the heat, and the bugs. You’re not supposed to feel like a city-slicker if you’re from Kentucky, but I do in a place as far off the beaten path as Portal. The nearest town is Statesboro, which is 12 miles away. Both Lindy and Adam work there, and I am able to make phone calls from there. Today we visited Statesboro twice. Here is the drive-thru window at the bank where Lindy works.
And the front of the bank:
A typical street scene in Statesboro.
And Adam currently works in a hardware store; here it is.
Lindy and Adam have a pretty comfortable house, considering that they moved just under five months ago. However, they still had the couch Adam brought from his apartment in Orange City, and it made Leive itch, so it must have Florida bugs in it. According to her, she prayed that on our first trip to Statesboro, she would find a better couch to replace the old one. Sure enough, she did, when we visited a furniture store. It was one of the specials they were offering outside. Here it is as we found it:
After that we went to a bridal shop to get some shoes and a tiara for Rezia. This building is the Bulloch County Courthouse, located a block from the bridal shop.
Next we had lunch in a local Chinese restaurant, and came back. The sofa set, which includes a folding bed, chaise and recliner, arrived an hour later. Here you can see Adam trying it out.
Adam said something about having a bonfire with his friends, using the old sofa. If so, they probably ought to be careful, since it looks like they’re going through a drought, too, and will it be a suitable substitute for Fourth of July fireworks? Anyway, here is the rest of the living room. Whoops, it looks like Rezia is dozing in the room behind it!
The last movie Leive, Lindy and I saw together was “The Fantastic Four,” in July 2005. That was a good time for all of us, so when I heard there was a sequel out, I suggested that we go out and see that as well. Thus, our second Statesboro trip on Saturday was all five of us heading to the nearest theater where “The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” was playing. For Sunday it looks like we’ll drive out to Savannah, where we’ll see the nearest beach and visit a Michael’s crafts store to get Rezia some more wedding accessories. Adam & I will probably pass the time in a Best Buy over there. I’ll finish by posting some pictures outside Lindy’s house. Here is Leive, Lindy and Rezia at the door.
And just to make it fair, here I am with Leive at the door.
Happy end of the week, everyone!