Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Trip to Beaufort, SC - Day 5

Beautiful day. Went on the ACE Basin Tour at 10:00 a.m. I thought it was a half hour, forty-five minute boat ride. Turns out to be 3 hours.

But it was so peaceful and relaxing. There were only a few of us on the tour boat. The water was smooth and glassy. White clouds floating across a sun lit blue sky.

There were dolphins swimming with us. Birds among the marsh grass. We spotted two bald eagles. too. That was amazing. The tour didn't add much to my story needs other than to get a feel for the people and the area. Learn about pluff mud.

The owner of the tour worked with the crew of Forest Gump to stage and film the shrimp scenes. It was cool to hear about it. The guide pointed to a dock and said, "That's where Lt. Dan met Forest at the shrimp boat."

Met up with Catherine for a few minutes, then talked to a cafe owner. She gave me a lot of good info.

Connected with my editor, which is always good. We talked for a bit about the story. I'm feeling better.

Went out to Luther's tonight to hear Branan Logan and give him a copy of Lost In NashVegas. He's a great singer and phenom guitar player. Very nice guy, too. Very personable. Met his friends and girlfriend, Beka, who was also very nice and sweet.

My time in Beaufort ends today. I'm going to Helen, GA tomorrow.

But this has been a great trip.

God is so good to me!

3 comments:

Mom of 5 said...

Hi Rachel, I've loved "milling around" Beaufort with you, I want to go there now. If you go again let me know and maybe I can meet you there. :-) It is so much fun walking through your new book with you. Can't wait to see what happens. Love Mom

Robin Caroll said...

Sounds like you're having a great time and getting some really good info! Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Rachel I just finished reading Lost in Nashvegas. It was great. I hope there is a sequal. Brittanie