Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday, Jan. 4, 2010

This morning we went to Beaufort. After a stop at the Visitor's Center, we stopped by The Parish Church of St. Helena which was established in 1712. It is one of the oldest active congregations in North America. We had hoped for a tour but the docent wasn't there! We enjoyed looking at the cemetery on the grounds.

We had lunch at Panini's; B and I had the artichoke and mozzarella panini, Mike had a cheese steak, and D had a Mediterranean pizza ( the picture turned out fuzzy).
We drove on Lady's Island, then St. Helena Island and couldn't get on Fripp Island; you have to live there to get on! We stopped at the ruins of Ft. Fremont. It was constructed in 1899 to defend the waters of the area. It had guns that could be elevated to fire and lowered for protection.

These are the ruins of the Chapel of Ease. The thick tabby walls were interesting to see. It was built around 1740 and burned by a forest fire 1886 and never rebuilt.

On the way back, we stopped at a tomato farm and were impressed with the acres of staked grape tomatoes.

2 comments:

misslynda said...

I love the pictures again - - but how could I not since they are of friends having fun - - - and food!!!!! So did all those tomatoes have to be staked by hand? That makes a person tired to think about it.

Mary Helen said...

We are not sure about the staking...they were VERY straight and soooo many of them. We were sorry that they farmer was not around or lived on the property so we could have asked him.