As many of you know, our Great Adventure began at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Awenda, South Carolina, on January 15, 2018. I was apprehensive about leaving our grandchildren, our girls, sons in law, friends, church, and home to strike out into the unknown.
The departure was more difficult than I anticipated because lots of tears were shed by some of the grandbabes and of course, me. We were halfway through our 6-hour trip before my tears finally abated. I constantly had to remind myself that all would be well and three-and-a-half months would probably pass quickly.
A couple of weeks after moving into our trailer, Abby, and beginning our duties at the refuge, the beauty of the Lowcountry had captured a piece of my heart. Oh, and not to mention the quick friends we made with the rangers, biologists, and other volunteers. We felt as though we were exactly where we needed to be at this point in our lives.
My duties were administrative with the refuge Headquarters and with Visitor Services at the Sewee Visitor Educational and Environmental Center. I was certainly out of my comfort zone at first but soon felt great passion and confidence for what I was a part of, and later became so much more than thankful for the experience!