Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Visit to the Lowcountry

As I mentioned before, my grandmother (who was just about to turn 91) passed away last week.  She lived in an area of South Carolina near Hilton Head.  This is where my Dad's whole side of the family lives and where we went often for family trips when I was growing up.

Known as the Lowcountry, coastal South Carolina is so different from where I grew up in Miami and even other parts of the state.  And even though just a few hundred miles away from where we are in NC, it has a totally different personality.

The city she lived in used to be so small and sleepy but, due to it's beauty and history, has really grown over the last 20 years.  Tons of films have been shot here and the population has shot up, as has the number of businesses and traffic.

My Dad, though, lives on one of the many islands that makes up the area and when you are there, right on the water, it's very peaceful.  We spent much of our quick visit hanging around the house, playing with the cats and enjoying the view.  Here's a few quick pics -

The front of the house...

















The Kitchen...

The lovely porch...



Lowcountry sunset...






Sweet Tea the kitty!











We got up on Sunday to enjoy the crisp air and the sunrise off of the dock.























And said hello to some of the regular visitors...

I think we are going to head back in a few months.  I want to do yoga on the dock at sunrise and maybe jump in a kayak to have a closer chat with the dolphins!

3 comments:

Lamarr Cooler said...

You have an open invitation to come anytime. I will get the Kayaks and we can get close and personal with the dolphins. Steven and you made me very happy for this holiday! Love Ya! DAD

Anonymous said...

WOW!! What a beautiful area! Your family time in the Lowcountry must have been magical! My Mother is an avid fisherman & would LOVE to have a house so close to the water. I have family in Pensacola, Miami, Charlotte & Salisbury. Next time I'm that way, I may have to take a detour & visit the Lowcountry!!

Frances

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