|Anita & Fred at Boone Hall|
In South Carolina, our home base was this little cabin on the grounds of an old plantation in Mt. Pleasant, right over the bridge from historic downtown Charleston.
|Handmade Gullah sweet grass baskets for sale|
Mt. Pleasant is also at the center of Gullah culture. Gullah families are the descendants of the enslaved people who worked on the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia. They still live in rural communities in the coastal region and retain elements of African language and culture. The rich history of the low-country, like Gullah culture and sweet grass basket-making, captures my imagination more and more with each visit to the area.
|View from a slave cabin on Magnolia Plantation|
Edgar Allen Poe spent time on Sullivan's Island
Speaking of quirky . . . how about this Sullivan's Island beach house with its own flock of color-matched flamingos in the yard!
The huge old live oaks in South Carolina continually amaze me. I'm pretty sure I drive DH crazy pointing and yelling, "Look at how big that one is" over and over as we drive. I can only imagine the history some of these ancient trees have seen.