We had been to Beaufort a few days earlier when Nancy and Joe visited, but it poured rain and we didn't really have a chance to explore. We did notice a lot of beautiful houses, so when Joanne visited the following week, we decided to head back.
It's the second oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston, and is known for its antebellum (pre-war) architecture and scenic location.
It was definitely a nicer day than our previous visit, but it was a little chilly. We decided to do a clip-clop trolley tour...
Painting the veranda ceilings blue is a popular Southern tradition. There are many theories for this from protecting occupants from evil, to fooling spiders and bugs to thinking it's the sky. But most times it's because your grandmother painted hers blue, as did her grandmother before her, and the tradition has carried on.
We had asked about a place for lunch that served low country food and they recommended Blackstone's Cafe. The staff was great and the food was too. Mmmm...biscuits!
It's Jim waving to get our attention. The only reason I spotted him was because of his yellow sweater and he spotted Joanne's red jacket. It pays to be colourful!