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The One Where We Took The British To The Beach

At least one English person learned to boogie board at Sullivan’s Island. That would be Felix, Kate and Phil Shrewsday’s son.

We sat in a sandstorm, at the mouth of Charleston Harbor, and we watched Felix and Cayleigh ride waves, while pelicans fished in the background. Morris Island Lighthouse rode the surf in the distance, the eroded site of the movie “Glory.”

The Atlantic was bathwater. Silty and hot.

Maddie found shells. I hope they made it through customs.

After which we all decamped to Poe’s Tavern. Sandy. And salty. And starved.

To see our boogie boarding extravaganza, click here: Andra Watkins Tumblr




Yesterday’s Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Trivia Question: DOES HISTORICAL PRECEDENT EXIST FOR CALLING MERIWETHER LEWIS ‘MERRY?’

ANSWER: YES. THE SPANISH OFTEN REFERRED TO HIM AS ‘MERRY WEATHER.’  Congratulations to Jim Stewart for knowing that little factoid.


To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis is just $2.99 on Kindle during August in celebration of Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Or click below to buy it.


To check out the entire Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Series, follow the links below:

Lewis and Clark: Screwing Their Way Across a Continent
Lewis and Clark and Sex Bombs
Who Was Meriwether Lewis Godfather?
If Meriwether Lewis Had Lived to be 80
Lewis and Clark and Old Blue Eyes
The Lion Will Lie Down With the Lamb
My Natchez Trace Walk Featured in We Proceeded On
Dead People Follow Me And They Talk To Me
Is Suicide the Final Arbiter of a Life. For Robin Williams. And Meriwether Lewis.
WordPress Is Killing Me
Fate’s Fickle Fingering
Happy Birthday Meriwether Lewis
I Just Can’t Come
Guardians of the Neighborhood
Did the Vikings Walk the Natchez Trace?
I’m an Idiot Who Doesn’t Do Details
Friendship Makes the World Go Around
The One Where the British Ate Frogmore Stew
Submit Your Favorite Walking Song. Or Road Trip Song.
The One Where We Took the British to War


14 Comments Post a comment
  1. and it all sounds so wonderful. what a lovely picture of both of you. you look so happy by the sea –

    August 29, 2014
  2. Fine times indeed. Now the British can say they have experienced both sides of the Atlantic.

    August 29, 2014
  3. Well that answered my question from yesterday! A perfect place to eat after hanging out at the beach – some of the best burgers in town.

    August 29, 2014
  4. Really! Merry was only 35 when he died? Can Wiki be right? Boy, he sure did a lot in a short lifetime.

    August 29, 2014
  5. Not sure who looks more British, you or Kate. Lovely photo of both of you.

    August 29, 2014
  6. You are a tour guide extraordinaire, Andra! Looks like loads of fun – and you know how I love ice cream. 🙂

    August 29, 2014
  7. Thanks for sharing. Life is good.

    August 29, 2014
  8. He was 35.
    Love your pictures. Now I want ice cream. . . .

    August 29, 2014
  9. Nice pictures! You ladies are so dressed up! 🙂

    August 29, 2014
  10. tarakianwarrior #

    Looks like so much fun….sounds like so much fun….wondering where I’ll get the opportunity to meet you? California???? Washington???? Oregon???? Whichever state I’m looking forward to it.

    August 29, 2014
  11. Sounds like a wonderful day, Andra!

    August 29, 2014
  12. Sometimes discomfort makes the memories even clearer. Well done Felix

    August 30, 2014
  13. Sounds like you had a great time….a bit of change for Kate from the woodland around Windsor Castle:)

    August 30, 2014

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