Due to Technical Difficulties...
Early Wednesday morning, my wi-fi modem gave up the ghost and flew off to digital heaven. The new one didn't arrive from AT&T until Friday afternoon, so although I have my iPad, I can't blog very well from it.
Note to TypePad: An iPad, app, please!!!
So glad to be back on the blogging track.
Charles Towne Landing Historical Park
I have been knitting, and I'll share that with you later this week, but yesterday, Patrick and I took the very short drive to Charleston Landing Historical Park.
Despite the short distance, we haven't been in years, and the beautiful weekend weather got us out the door.
I enjoyed touring The Adventure. It's a scale replica of a 17th century cargo ship.
C.J., the guide on the ship was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.
Isn't it cool that he made his outfit based on historical pieces? I'm thinking about knitting some socks for him as a donation to living history.
We didn't get to see any gators...
but took in some spectacular views.
After touring the park, we stopped by the museum which went through the establishment and settling of Charleston in the late 17th century and the nobles, settlers, Native Americans, African slaves, and indentured servants played in it.
I got a lot out of walking about and taking it all in and considering how our history influences us today.
It's always nice discovering the history in my own backyard.
God of Thunder~Hear Me Roar!
I totally grew up a Marvel Universe girl. The Avengers, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and Spider Man were some of my favorites, but I think my attraction to Thor has always been about the Norse mythology (although I've met someone who still worships the Norse gods) and the Shakespearean language Thor uses.
When I first heard about a Thor movie, I was a concerned that it would look silly, but felt a bit soothed when I learned Kenneth Branagh would direct. Perhaps, that will give it some gravitas.
I've seen some trailers, and this trailer looks pretty good although it does seem as if Natalie Portman is in everything lately.
And even if you couldn't care less about a movie about a mythological comic book action hero who speak in iambic pentameter, fast forward to view at 54 seconds. It certainly made my day ;-)