Guests In From Out Of Town
We have had friends visiting from both South Florida and Atlanta recently and really enjoyed catching up with what is happening in all of our lives.
Due to the pandemic we have been very cautious about who we spend time with. These friends all have a similar situation to us and either have elderly parents that need to be protected, grand babies on the way, or are in the medical field. We are all doing our best to not get sick with the virus, but to still live our lives as normally as possible.
We enjoyed lots of golf, walks to the dock, golf cart rides and gals outings to Beaufort and Hilton Head AND most of all – lots of laughs.
Old Friends Are The Best Friends
Our visitors are all friends that we have known for many years. They are special friends in that when we get together it is as if we were never apart. It is so rare to find this, but when you do it is certainly something to cherish!
The first night when our friends arrived from Atlanta we had cocktails at a friend’s house and then dinner outside at a favorite restaurant. We have been wanting to dine at Red Fish Restaurant on Hilton Head and the rain has prevented us from going each time we tried. This time we made sure that we had a perfect spot outside in a covered area. What a great night!
Exploring Palmetto Bluff
We also had a fun time exploring Palmetto Bluff and had lunch at Buffalo’s Restaurant and a little shopping at The Paris Market. Palmetto Bluff is a quintessential Lowcountry community in Bluffton and is filled with Southern charm.
Beach House Or Bust
A couple of days later we decided to head to our friend’s beach house for a beach picnic. There was a nice breeze and the view is spectacular. We enjoyed some Prosecco, cheeses, fresh fruit, with one of my favorite condiments – Stonewall Kitchen Old Farmhouse Chutney. We did not even need dinner after this delicious nosh.
Shrimp Boil anyone? We had some incredible fresh boiled shrimp to go with my cheesy grits. I must say that we have perfected our grits lately and FINALLY figured out how to make them super creamy. We also had corn on the cob, a yummy salad and crusty bread. What else could you ask for after a long day of exploring.
Old Town Bluffton Filled With Charm And A Quick Visit To Habersham
We spent time in Old Town Bluffton too! The Church of The Cross on the May River was our first stop. Such a beautiful place! We picked up some local honey that they make there from their own hives. It’s called Holy Honey and is delicious.
Then, on to the Farmer’s Market and a little shopping at Gigi’s Boutique. Our friend found the perfect dress for an upcoming wedding. It began to rain, so we decided to have lunch outside undercover in town.
Lastly, we visited Beaufort and viewed the beautiful Antebellum homes in the Point area. Moss covered trees and such beauty everywhere. We made a stop in Habersham for lunch and a libation or two at Bistro 10. Delicious dumplings, steamed artichoke and a quinoa salad were the perfect selection to share.
It’s Anniversary Time – 39 Years
Our guests have headed home and, today the hubs and I celebrate our 39th anniversary. So, to begin the celebration we had a delicious brunch this morning with the shrimp left over from dinner. We made a scramble with the shrimp and added Old Bay Seasoning and cheese, chicken sausages and virgin Bloody Marys. We have been indulging so much that we decided a virgin drink would be best.
Although this year our anniversary is somewhat low-key, next year we will celebrate our anniversary with a month in the mountains of North Carolina. We can enjoy some cooler weather and “beat the heat” for a while and celebrate 40 years together.
With summer coming to an end, we are looking forward to more visitors in the fall. Bluffton is so perfect at that time and enjoying being outside on our patio overlooking the marsh is just so relaxing!