Friday, May 4, 2012

Back to Beautiful Beaufort, SC

It's HOT, HOT, HOT in South Carolina...89 degrees...We're trying to stay cool, running the air conditioners in the rig and going places near the ocean and marshes, like the beautiful town of Beaufort, South Carolina during the day. Beaufort really is a beautiful town with beautiful antebellum houses...There's a whole section of town called "The Point" down by the waterfront, and it's just street after street of really big, beautiful old and historically and architecturally significant houses. Geez, I really need to come up with another synonym for beautiful, but that's what they are! You can get information about the walking tour from the Visitor's Center, which is a really cool Civil War arsenal station, or you can drive around and gawk, which is what we did.....

There are great stores for shopping and there are beautiful, waterfront parks...
And Beaufort has mermaid statues like Yellowstone has bison....
Beaufort also has a beautiful Episcopal church that is celebrating its 300th year birthday this year! Sparky had a special interest in the church, as she was baptized Episcopalian...The church is called St. Helena's Episcopal Church.
The grounds immediately around the church contain a beautiful cemetery with incredible wrought iron railings, decorative fencing, and of course, VERY interesting tombstones and history. The church's tombstones were used as operating tables during the Civil War.
The inside was pretty amazing, too....Don't miss this beautiful church if you pass through Beaufort, SC....There is so much to see in the surrounding areas and because of all the islands. After viewing some of the beautiful homes and the church, we decided to drive across the bridge over to Lady Island to have lunch at a restaurant called The Steamer Oyster and Steakhouse to have a very popular southern dish called "Low Country Boil"...a.k.a. "Louisiana Boil"...a.k.a. "Frogmore Stew"...Here it is and it was DELICIOUS!
Sausage almost like a bratwurst, corn on the cob, redskin potatoes, celery, onions, and grilled shrimp with a side of cornbread...Wow! It was TERRIFIC!

We did so much today, we don't want to have you give up reading a very long blog, so tomorrow, we will tell you all about Hunting Island State Park and the lighthouse there...And, Sparky's painted buntings, and.....stay tuned, there's more!


  1. Wasn't the Frogmore Stew great. . .reminded me of a Louisiana Crawfish Boil. ..I like shrimp a lot better. . .glad you are enjoying everything!


  2. Can't wait to see your pictures of the Painted Buntings!

  3. Mmmmmmm that food looks and sounds delicious. Another Hunting Island post coming up. I'm all for that!

  4. We lived in Beaufort MANY years ago and like you, we just loved it there. Beautiful town. I love the downtown area to, unlike so many other towns, their downtown is very busy. I remember shopping there one Christmas with all the beautiful decorations up...

    Not too far from Savannah either, lucky lady.

  5. That looks really really good!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  6. Aside from the remnants that remain there today from the Civil War, Beaufort continues to charm people with the natural beauty it has. Because of this, high end townhouses are made, bought, and sold at a high turnover rate. My grandparents live there and are always boasting about how peaceful it is now there. Glad you had fun on your stay :)