Here's the picture for June on my John Sloane country calendar:
Off to church, Father's Day
(above, our first sunflower bloom of the summer!)
We visited Beaufort after church
Beaufort is the second oldest city in our State
the seaport city was formally founded in 1711, by the British, but was discovered in 1514
The little city was hopping! Lots of folks out enjoying Father's Day, the sunshine, and the salty air.
Beaufort was a summer retreat for the enormously wealthy plantation owners, made rich from the Carolina Gold rice, indigo, and the Sea Island cotton, and one of the only towns that the Union soldiers didn't burn down in the Civil War.
Other seaport cities such as Charleston and Georgetown also became wealthy from the plantations and were busy with commerce.
Alot of the big old pretty houses from the plantation era are now inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and restaurants.
Restaurants were busy and lots to see and do
Enjoying the Waterfront Park and marina
Lots of people out on the water:
There's a nice big playground for kids tooTracie and Amybelle liked seeing the big bridge, and wanted to go find the swings!
....and we found them.
The Riverside swings are so nice! The perfect place to catch a nice breeze on a hot day
Lots of pretty flowers to see!
So many neat little shops to look at! Let's go window shopping.......
Lots of neat kitchen stuff, and I love that crab platter!
Pretty glass mermaid
A pretty summer sundress in blue........and a pretty dog.....
ooooops.......make that TWO DOGS! LOL
Waterfront swings, lots of benches, lanes and nooks and crannies to see, and to sit and relax or have a meal or an ice cream
It was a lovely day in Beaufort. We did alot of walking along the sea wall.... but we spent most of the afternoon relaxing in the swings! Supper was lasagna and I made Mr. Front Porch a cake too.