Every time I return from Savannah to Dataw Island I see a sign pointing to Old Town Bluffton. Generally we are in a hurry to get home and never go in the direction of the sign, but that hasn’t kept me from wondering what is down that road.
Today I found out. In contrast to Bluffton’s modern look seen from the highway, the old town is quaint.
The most dominant shops appeared to be galleries featuring a variety of mediums from painting to pottery.
There was a smattering of shops with treasures for interior decor. While I spied some interesting pieces, I didn’t find that one of two more things for the little house for which I’m searching.
Temperatures are climbing in South Carolina which means you can get overheated if you wander too long. Knowing the May River was close by we headed in that direction hoping for cool breeze off the water. We were not disappointed when we found a peaceful shaded park on the banks of the river.
Across from the park is a beautiful Episcopal church built in 1854, nearly a hundred years after it was founded. Named the Church of the Cross, it has been designated as a historical landmark.
I loved every detail of the building and its grounds. One of my favorite features was the door handle mounted on an iron cross perfectly reinforcing the church’s name.
Once we’d had our fill of the park and the church grounds, it was time to eat. There were a number of food choices, and we opted for bar-b-q instead of the familiar lowcountry fare.
The hubby and I shared a rack of ribs that were so tender the meat fell right off the bone. I’d put them up against good ole Texas ribs any day!
After a pleasant and interesting few hours in Old Town Bluffton, I hopscotched my way to the car feeling that this was a day well spent.