Coming to the end of our girl’s week in South Carolina. It’s been such a great week! We saw the Oak Ridge Boys in concert, boy are they old! It tells in their voices too. But they put on a good show. They closed with Elvira so it made it all worth it! We shopped some at the tourist traps, Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. But mostly we did hikes at the state park and museums. Focused on history. And food! We ate some wonderful meals! Found some small local gems of restaurants from Mediterranean to Soul food.
Yesterday we took a barrier island cruise. Very windy and the cloudiest day we’ve had so the ride out was very rough but it was still a great day. Passed this lighthouse on the way.
Our crew were so much fun and we had Snack, the boat dog with us. He gets so excited to see dolphin and we saw dolphin! He runs back and forth on the front of the boat and whines like crazy. He’s named Snack because when Capt. Cobb got him at 8 wks. old his older dog Scooby chewed on him like he was trying to eat him so he was a Scooby Snack! He never leaves the Captain’s side and keeps his eye on him at all times. We saw a huge alligator on the high bank slide into the water and make a huge splash too! Didn’t get a pic though.
We spent a day hiking around Huntington Beach State Park. Lots of marshes and birds and gators. And touring Atalaya Castle, the 1931 home of sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington. I’ve been there before and posted on it . You can check out the post here. Anna opened a huge sculpture garden, Brookgreen Gardens, across the road from their Atalaya home. We did that one day too. She is the foremost animal sculptor in America. She did a lot of horses and they are exquisite!
We seemed to spend a lot of time in the historic oldest town in SC, Georgetown. We did the rice museum and walked the town. Gorgeous old homes on old southern oak lined streets. Also did a river cruise. Went past old plantations and rice patties. I did a post in 2017 on Georgetown you can checkout here all about the rice museum. Here are a few pics from the river cruise, with the same great crew from the barrier island!
In the evenings I’m reading O Caledonia by Elspeth Barker. Not sure yet what I think about it. It’s rather sad how the girl, Janet, is so neglected and unloved.
Our condo is right on the driving range of the golf course and every evening there is a group of Canada Geese eating bugs in the grass. One has no color in his/her feathers! Very different!