|the sprawling Southern retirement home of the Thiesings in Mt.Pleasant, South Carolina|
|view from their 3rd floor deck, witht he boat at the end of the walk|
|Carol walking on the boardwalk back to the house after our boat ride|
Jim Thiesing just retired last year as Group Vice-President, Federal Operations of Jacob’s Engineering, a Fortune 500 company providing technical, professional, and construction services globally with 200 offices in over 25 countries in Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Industrial, Buildings, Chemicals and Polymers, Consumer and Forest Products, Energy, Environmental Programs, Infrastructure, Mining and Minerals, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Refining, and Technology. Jim was primarily involved in its nuclear clean-up operations including the 3-Mile Island and the Oakridge facility.
|spacious second level living quarters|
|Bill's fave banana cream pie|
baked from scratch by Jim's Carol!
banana cream pie, something he had been pining for for years!
|the co-pilots, Jim and Bill|
|Bill and Jim at Vickery's at Shrimp Creek |
where we stopped for lunch on our boat ride
|the Ravenal Bridge, signalling that we had arrived at the Charleston Harbor!|
|Jesse and Erika with Bill while dinner was being readied|
Erika is my sister Julie’s youngest child. She married Jesse Sellers, nephew of Marty, Julie’s husband who passed on in 2009. She now baby-sits two little kids while Jesse is in partnership with friends in a construction company. Erika was former Philippine Idol finalist and is currently expecting their first child in September! I wanted to see first-hand the joy on her face! It was certainly there…perhaps permanently etched, after waiting for almost five years!
|we have missed Erik'a snging!|
|digging into the sumptuous Southern dinner!|
|Carol's turn to sing!|
|the four...happy together!|