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.
11 thoughts on “Sunday Wanderings”
We always stay in the Bluffton area when we drive home from Florida. (we have friends who live in Sun City), I’ve seen some of these sites.. – such a beautiful area! thanks for sharing it.
That church! Was a magnificent structure!!!
I miss the south and OMG look at those rims.
They were as good as they looked.
What a unique and beautiful church. Looks like a fun town to discover. Those ribs look amazing. First time I was sent to the principle was over hopscotch! 😉
We absolutely love this funky town with its art galleries, dress shops, and historic buildings. Your photos capture it well.
Sounds like a lovely day of exploring!
What a lovely place… and the meal sounds delicious!
Happy Memorial Day!
Looks and sounds like you had a good day. We have eaten at the Pearl in Bluffton often and have always had a great meal and good service.
Thanks for sharing.
What a lovely place to visit for a day. Thanks for sharing, maybe I will be that way and can stop by!
Lovely to hear about your wanderings.