I'm in Bluffton, South Carolina, a Lowcountry town on the banks of the May River, just west of Hilton Head Island. Bluffton was once mostly wetlands, many of which were drained during the antebellum era. Colonists began building plantations in the early 1700's, but during the Civil War, two-thirds of the town was destroyed by fire (15 houses & 2 churches survived). While the population has grown over 800% in the last decade, the town's original one square mile area, Old Town, remains a lovely historic village.
I did spend Thanksgiving with family in Raleigh, NC but the tour continues from here, so stay tuned. While I am plotting and planning for 2016, I'm also trying to live by these great words:
“What day is it?"
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.
― A.A. Milne