The Here, The Now
While living in Del Boca Vista has been a bit of a culture shock, I realized a few weeks ago that I may never see this area again. So, I put my travel self back in place, and have been enjoying the region by bike as often as I can.
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
11/29/2015 04:53:45 pm
You have captured the best of Bluffton with the old town district. Thank God the developers have never gotten their hands on this area.
12/10/2015 04:23:51 pm
It's my dream that when the "silent generation" is gone, all the gated communities, medical plazas and strip malls will return to green space!
12/10/2015 03:17:28 pm
just finished reading 'a walk in the woods.' if you haven't read it, i think you would love it! i didn't expect to enjoy it so much, but a very entertaining read at the front desk! :)
12/10/2015 04:22:51 pm
1/15/2016 02:23:27 pm
Finally catching up with your blog. I never saw any of the places, that you went to except Hilton Head, and I visited at least 3 times. Thanks for sharing the history of Bluffton. The photos were great as usual. You do have an eye for photography.
1/19/2016 09:15:33 am
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