Joel: Next day we got to Birmingham, AL and stayed with our friends Carl and Connie.
Wendy: Carl and Connie co-founded the dog rescue in Michigan with me (Canine Companions Rescue Center) back in 2004 and were some of my best friends back in Michigan. They moved to Alabama a few years ago and now volunteer with the Birmingham Humane Society. It was so great that things worked out for us to visit and spend a night with them. Also in the picture is Carl's mother, Margaret and their dog.
Joel: On the third day of traveling we made it to our first destination, Myrtle Beach, SC! It's HOT and HUMID. It's staying around 90 degrees with above 70% humidity, so that's special. We are here attending a friend's beach wedding on Friday and we decided to scope out the area where the ceremony is going to be held. I got a chance to dip my feet in the Atlantic Ocean and it's really warm! I'm not used to ocean water being that warm... totally could swim in it, except I'm afraid of sharks and they recently had two Portuguese man-o-wars wash up. No thanks! The seafood here is good, but I'm trying to save myself for the real stuff in Maine. MMMMMmmmmmm, lobster, haddock, and crab.
W: Note to Anne Morrison - I've already eaten crab twice!
J: Keeping the air at 69 degrees in the hotel room. It's necessary!