Welcome home me! Our 12th(!!*) visit to Beaufort was memorable in all the good ways. I just spent a few hours looking back at this year’s photos and previous years’ blog posts (#beaufort) and wow. This place is rich with memories for my family and I’m beyond grateful to add another entry to our Beaufort Album.
Thankfully, Beaufort appears to have weathered COVID well – there were plenty of shops and restaurants open, and a good mix of old favorites and new choices. We ate out once – lunch on Friday, with a lovely view of the waterfront from the patio … and our server’s thumb 😉
Here we are after lunch
and here’s what the rest of the weekend looked like:
morning walks with Lydia – almost 11 miles over the four days
late afternoon and evening walks with others
checking out the sights
pretty flowers, and even some #blueskyblooms
a little yarn shopping – the shop changed owners last summer and the new owner is delightful, and she has wonderful taste in yarn
and of course – plenty of good food and drink, shared with some of my favorite people
The late April weather was perfect (maybe our new favorite time to visit?) and for the first time ever, we enjoyed church on TV. Charlie is still playing the organ for a church in Hilton Head and their services are now live-streamed. and he still played plenty of Bach.
Just like the town of Beaufort, our weekend was a fine mix of old and new … amazingly, we have not set the weekend for next year’s visit, but I expect that might happen soon.
*We first visited in 2007 and decided quickly it would be the destination for our (mostly) mother-daughters’ annual weekend. We missed 2011 for my dad’s health, 2013 for Katie’s wedding, and 2020-2021 for COVID. and now I am officially done counting up the years and I think it’s going to help that 2022 = 12 years, 2023 = 13 years, etc. It will be easy to remember!