"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
---Walter Elias Disney

Sunday, September 4, 2016

56 Days: Escaping To Georgetown

Sometimes you just have to get the heck outta Dodge, you know? Yesterday was one of those days. Around lunchtime I decided that I had to take the lovely and talented Miss Lisa on the road, and I figured on driving south. My first thought was Brookgreen Gardens because we've never been there. But Lisa thought we might as well press on and go visit Georgetown, South Carolina. So, of course, that's what we did.

We didn't have much of a plan other than some vague idea of getting dinner and cocktails in Georgetown, so we very much meandered down. Lisa wanted to show me Surfside Beach, a little town she and John had found the last time she ran out of town on a whim. We drove way down the beach there until it stopped and we had to backtrack. It was totally worthwhile because we saw a cement flying saucer house. Sorry, we were too flabbergasted by the thing to snap a photo.

We rolled into Georgetown about 1:30 and found free, on-street parking right downtown. First of all, how nice is it to see a town with free, no hassle, convenient parking? But it was also kind of weird not seeing any sort of crowds. It was actually incredibly quiet. Like a summer resort in February quiet. I wasn't expecting that on Labor Day weekend, but I'm not complaining.
Georgetown's River Walk, or Harbor Walk, or Some Kinda Walk

We stopped in some shops and walked down to something called the Kaminski House, because the name sounded intriguing to me. Turns out it is a town run historic site offering tours of too 18th century houses full of artwork and antique furniture and quite a bit of interesting history. We ran onto the porch and caught up with the last tour of the day as they were just beginning. We ended up have a great time and are planning to return this winter when the houses are dressed up for Christmas.

The Kaminski House

The House Next To The Kaminski House. It has a name, but I forget it. It was built just for parties. Cool.
After our tour, we enjoyed the River Walk for a while until the restaurant we picked, The River Room, opened for dinner. We had a spectacular dinner and enjoyed a great server who picked up immediately that we weren't in any sort of hurry. We'll certainly be back.

After dinner we looked around a bit more, checking out a Bed and Breakfast that looked nice and waiting for my two Dark and Stormies to work their way through my bloodstream. The drive home was relatively quick and we rolled in happy and relaxed.

Too relaxed to write this blog on the proper day, but I'm sure you'll forgive me......  I'll leave you with a few photos of the inside of the Kaminski House

This thing had enough leaves to make it twice this size!

Best bathroom floor EVER

Technically not inside, but still very cool

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