OK, this is my last post about my vacation so ya'll just bear with me! I promise I won't inflict anymore of this on you. The kids were real excited about going somewhere on Tuesday and they are very interested in history so I took them to historic Georgetown. It was a really cool town and we had a good time just wandering around and reading about the area. The town started as a major port for the area and was sort of a business hub for all of the rice plantations of pre-Civil war days. The town dates back to the mid-1700's.
We enjoyed a great lunch at this restaurant on the water and could watch the fishing boats come and go.
This is one of the remaining plantation houses; which is now a museum/tour stop. The only thing is that it seemed all the tours were $7 a head and with 3 kids, that's a little steep. So, we just guided ourselves.
We did visit a church that was built in 1747 and the wonderful folks there welcomed us in for free to look around and talked for over an hour, giving us a great history lesson on the area. The man was very knowledgeable and interesting and the kids really enjoyed learning about all of it.
We wandered about the attached cemetery some and they noticed there were a lot of children buried there, some from before the Revolutionary War. I think this headstone was the mother and her daughter, by the same name, buried beside her. I love the old slate marker and the artwork of that time.
This was the little town square. There was a bunch of still occupied houses in the neighboring blocks that were built in the 1700's. Most of them appeared in marvelous condition.
So, when I got home there was much to do. The lavender needs harvesting and this was my first bundle. You can barely tell I picked any. I always leave a decent amount because the bees just go nutso for it and I've even spied a few honeybees on it.
So, I'll try to have something about the house very soon. I know these last posts have probably been boring for some. I did finally order the last of the exterior trim and the shelves for the pantry. Should have that this coming week.