Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The South Will Rise Again

In the words of the Southern White Supremecist, Vice President, and Senator John C. Calhoun, "The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority." These sentiments have resonated all the way from the lyrics of Lynyrd Skynyrd to the modern caste system of Charleston. What does all this mean to us as freedom loving Americans? It means that Southern roots run awwwwfully deep, and though the South may have lost, they ain't about to admit defeat. And without the fact that slavery is morally reprehensible in every way, it's hard to argue with the Southern lifestyle. Anyone who's quick to think that Southerners are backwoods bumpkins have obviously never been to Charleston, South Carolina.

With visions of magnolias and Spanish moss in our heads we proceeded to roam through "the Lowlans" while sippin mint juleps and perfecting our distinguished southern snarl. We were blessed with a refreshing break at the Evangelista's Virginia spread, complete with Boggle, Beaches, Bullets, Bocce, and Bella.

Any visit to the Virginia Beach wouldn't be complete without seeing Drew. Here he offers his mug to an inspirational WWII poster.

Plantation life was followed by our own "March to the Sea" (see US History/Civil War/Sherman) straight thru Charleston, all the way to Savannah, GA. Tara may have burned but I'll be damned if ole Dixie ain't still alive in some of the purtiest places in the US. Foggy graveyards, classsic architecture, and jovial folk paved the cobblestone riverside streets.

Of all the comforts of the South, none even came close to Jestine's sumptuous soulfood in Charleston. We ate fried chicken, collard greens, fried okra, crabcakes and the best fried green tomatoes and coconut creme pie I will ever have in my life. The food was so good it would even make Kathy Bates eat her heart out....after she finishes her side of hog.

Oh yeah and Rachel would kill me if I didnt give a shout out to Chewy, the raddest kitty cat in Wilmington.



Blogger Sleena said...

Chewy looks...scary. And...psychotic.

12/5/06, 6:37 PM  
Blogger Van Down By The River said...

In case anyone is wondering we had to pull Mr Munoz's comment since it had too much tasteful language and love for us to take. He said "when are you wonderful, lovely, sugarcoated darlings of syrup coming to Texas". The answer is soon.

12/6/06, 12:34 PM  
Anonymous worn right said...

The pic where the trees are melting into phospherent yellow-orange strands of hypnotic light is my fav

12/6/06, 10:10 PM  
Anonymous nunu said...

i was thinking the same as salina.
"chewy" is of the stuff nightmares are made.

12/7/06, 12:15 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Glad you got to see the south, Iknew you would love it. Can't wait to see you in Whistler. Peace out.

12/7/06, 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Chase aka Killer Ray Jr. said...

When are you coming back to Va Beach, for Round 2 of Airsoft Butt-Kickin' by me?

12/8/06, 5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up? Chewy made the site, but not the Dynamic Duo? Bella and MJ are crushed.

12/8/06, 5:09 AM  

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