Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Scenic Edisto

We spent the day following SC Highway 174 through Edisto Island, stopping to photograph scenes along the way.  It was a hot and humid day!  But we did stop to relax and cool off occasionally.  We enjoyed some really great barbeque pork at Po Pigs BBQ, South Carolina style!  Lots of different sauces to try.  Loved the vinegar style so reminiscent of NC BBQ.  But also enjoyed the mustard based sauce which is more typical of SC.

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^)

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