Folly in the sand | Folly Beach, SC

Feet up, book in hand and sipping on a nice cold drink – that’s what I did last week. Aaah…vacation! A small beach town just off of Charleston, SC, referred to as the “Edge of America,” Folly Beach, is a little barrier island just about 6 miles long. We woke each morning to the sunrise over the Atlantic out our front and watched the sunset over the Folly River out our back – breath taking. Our days were spent enjoying the beach and since Folly Beach is known as a surf town, we even got a little surfing in ourselves, including Ethan. He is a real natural. The evenings were spent sitting out on the back dock fishing and crabbing. This was just my kind of vacation – low key and relaxing. And of course, no vacation would be complete without sampling the local food. We definitely got our fill of fresh crabs and shrimp…yum!

We ventured into Charleston a couple of times. One of the oldest cities in the country, Charleston is full of history.

The open air market has been around for more than 200 hundred years, it spands 4 blocks long.

Here a local artist, sits weaving sweet-grass baskets. These sweet-grass baskets are all hand made and take some time to create, they say this trade has been past down for generations since times of slavery and that the craft itself originated in West Africa. These baskets are incredible.


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