Our babymoon officially began today! One last vacation with no kiddos to leave behind - or to bring with us. Don't get me wrong...we're beyond excited about vacations with our kids - but we wanted to take advantage of having time just the 2 of us because let's be honest, who knows when that'll happen again without a total alignment of the stars being necessary?! Maybe I'm being dramatic? (:
Anyway, the day began with a breakfast of Dunkin' and a trip down 17 towards Beaufort, SC. We ventured to Bindon Plantation where Mike's family spent many weeks of summer vacation when he was growing up. We walked the dirt driveway while Mike reminisced about these vacations and I simply enjoyed hearing a little more about a place and memories that are so dear to him. Many times throughout the day I wished Bindon was still in working order so we could bring our chil'ens to this place that's so special to him. We decided that we'd just have to find another place like it!
After a few hours at Bindon, we crossed 17 to what I'd call a back road and passed a couple driveways that led to plantations that are privately owned today. After a short conflicted moment, we decided to drive down one of the driveways to see if we could explore (with permission). The worst they could say was "no." We started at Cotton Hall Plantation where we met BH (the property manager) who gave us the go ahead to look around the property. We were then given a quick tour and a history lesson about the house, property and family and access to the next plantation over, Tomotley Plantation. We drove around that property for a few minutes, but couldn't find anyone to explain who we were to so we decided to leave and head over The Old Sheldon Church Ruins. After taking some pictures and thoroughly checkin' out the place we headed into downtown Beaufort for a late lunch and some walkin' around.
Here's to exploring old things and new things and to set aside time together! (: