Later in the day, we indulged in some shopping therapy by hitting the Edistonian gift shops. Picked up some local books and a present for my Mom.
We also stopped at a sweetgrass basket stand run by some fine folks of Gullah decent. Talked to them for a while. Very cool folks! They trace their ancestry to Angola. Six generations of their family have been weaving baskets.
McKinley Washington, Jr. Bridge marks the beginning of Edisto Island. This photo was taken from Dawhoo Landing, just past the bridge. Part of the old bridge was preserved as a fishing pier.
Edisto Island Museum is well worth a visit. Pam and Chris were not convinced until we were inside 8^)
Pam found a beautiful bread basket made by a Gullah family who have been weaving baskets for six generations. We talked to the lady on the left of this photo. Her Mom and dad were behind the stand. She explained how they make their baskets and gladly answered my questions about her family's heritage.
SC 174 is often covered by a canopy of Live Oaks covered with Spanish Moss. Very beautiful and much cooler to drive through.
There are many VERY old churches on SC 174 including Trinity Episcopal Church shown here.
I just loved strolling through the cemetery adjacent to Trinity Episcopal with its huge Live Oaks.
This is the Mystery Tree is decorated by a local anonymous artist who changes the decorations in keeping with the seasons. This looks like a back to school theme 8^)