Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beaufort Beautiful

Beaufort Vacation Here We Come

Adam and I are nearing our first anniversary on May 3rd, so we planned an early get away during my spring break. If you are a teacher or know a teacher you will have heard us grown about writing sub plans. I promise it is just easier to go to work, so we traveled when sub plans were not necessary. We settled on Beaufort, S.C. which is smack dab in the middle of Charleston, and Savannah, the two other contenders. Tranquil, yet enchanting is how I would have to describe it. Adam and I just had the best time relaxing in this slow moving town away from the hustle and bustle of our regular routines. Saying good bye to Sadie (the pup) and Lily (the cat), we zoomed out of town on Friday to embark on this adventure. Our accommodations(The Rhett House Inn), the food(too many to name them all), the activities offered in this charming town had Adam and I so content.
Front Porch of the Rhett House Inn

When we arrived we ate right away...for those of you that do not know Adam and I, we LOVE to eat! We then window shopped and swung down by the waterside park prior to our walking tour with "The Spirit of Old Beaufort!" How history rich this little town is...I was enthralled, just ask Adam. I will forever remember what a goober pea is...since we sang a song about you know what they are?
Our Period Dressed Tour Guide

On Saturday we were more adventurous...heck who are we kidding we have "the nuvi" (navigation) that kept us in check. We drove out to Hunting Island and we climbed the Hunting Island Lighthouse. Don't know how I made it up all 167 steps, well with my trust in God and not looking down for a second I was able to get to the top. Once we reached the top I could hardly step out on to the observation deck with my fear of heights so Adam took the pictures for me.
View from the beach

It really was an amazing view up there too bad I couldn't see
this from the inside of the lighthouse...haha!

After my heart stopped trying to jump out of my chest we enjoyed a pleasant walk on the beach. The waves coming up to the tree line was amazing! The water however was freezing our toes were not happy with us :( After all the morning excitement we were hungry (of course) and scooted on to the Shrimp Shack. For those of you that are from Williston it was like Frog's but for seafood....yum yum. We waited patiently in line unlike Barbara Streisand wanted to do while filming "The Prince of Tides" (1991) in the area. It was delicious and it was super fresh shrimp since there was a public shrimping dock right across the road.
My amazingly handsome husband with all the trees on the beach.

Once we finished stuffing our faces we headed out for our next adventure to Port Royal (discovered 3 years prior to St. Augustine...ask my b-i-l, DW for who the explorer was) where their annual SOFT SHELL CRAB festival was going again! Soft shell crab is quite yummy, I was surprised! We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around Beaufort and enjoying all the architecture, until we came across THE CHOCOLATE TREE. Oh MY goodness we have discovered bliss. Hands down the best chocolate ever, and Tom Hanks thought so too! While in Beaufort filming "Forest Gump" he took a liking as well and that memorable "box of chocolates" from Russell Stover were actually filled with chocolates from this store.
The gardens and homes were breathe taking...I LOVE THE IVY STEPS!

Adam and I enjoyed our last night in Beaufort at the Saltus River was fancy but oh so worth it. We chowed down on more soft shell crab, shrimp and grits, and scallops. We were sad to head home on Sunday, but we were ready to get home to our family and friends!

I can't wait for our next adventure together in July for Adam's big brother's 30th birthday cruise celebration! Hopefully not as much of that post will be about about food. :)



  1. Glad you guys had a great first anniversary trip! Cant believe it's been a year already!
    And I am personally thankful yall stumbled upon the Chocolate Tree. My butt, gut and thighs, however, wish you hadnt. :) Those were quite possibly the best chocolates I've ever had. EVER. I think I forsee a mail order in my future. :)

  2. That looks like a lovely vacation! Happy early Anniversary!

  3. I'm so glad y'all had a great trip! I worried after telling you how much we love Beaufort that y'all might not find enough to do there. I should have known...with a GPS, I think all things are possible! Happy almost 1st Anniversary!