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Weekend Getaway

beaufortThis picture was taken in Beaufort, SC. I had the privilege to get some time away this weekend and travel down there to take a look at a few places. I LOVE the low country. Let me just say that again. I LOVE the low country. I love the trees, I love the marsh, I love the water. I love it.

I had no idea what Beaufort was all about. I had seen it in my Southern Living magazine and thought, hmm…let’s go and take a look. First, it is a marine town. I don’t know why I didn’t know this, but Marines are everywhere. Or, should I say Marine stuff is everywhere. Stickers on cars, plaques in restaurants, signs….everything. Come to think of it, isn’t Beaufort the place where Army Wives takes place? I’ll have to check.

From the downtown area, I visited Bluffton. This had some outlets, more shopping plazas, and places to eat. I also drove to Lady’s Island. Here it was residential mostly, and offered some golf. Who doesn’t have golf, right? But what drove me specifically to the Beaufort location was a little planned town called Habersham. Well, you drove through Beaufort to get there. Actually it is in Beaufort, but kind of not really. You definitely know when one stopped and the other began. Habersham is like out of a movie set. It practically slams you in the face with the homes, ponds, and water view. It is CRAZY! There isn’t one house that’s ugly. None that is missing colorful, perfect flowers over-blooming in glazed containers, sitting on perfect porches. (Did I mention that every house has a ginormous porch? This encourages porch sitting and talking to one’s neighbor). Not one of the homes has paint chipping, a blade of grass askew, or a missing Welcome mat. It’s CRAZY! A bit too perfect. The picture in my post was taken from the street of one of the homes. Pretty, huh?

The weather was a wonderful 88 degrees, and no humidity. It was sad to return to our 60 degree, breezy day here. But I certainly missed everyone. I felt a bit indulgent taking the weekend for myself. Everyone survived though, and now we’re all tucked in and ready for the week ahead. I’m glad I got to go away for a bit, because this week is going to be maddening. My oldest graduates school and turns 18 all on the same day. Lord help me now! I don’t know if I’ll survive all the changes about to come. Maybe going away is what I needed for the storm that’s brewing in. 🙂

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