They treated us so well that I asked them if they would adopt us. We’re still awaiting their decision.
Finally, A Beautiful And Clean Airbnb
We were relieved to arrive at our Airbnb and find that the reality matched the photos and description. It was clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated.
Wandering Around Bluffton
Our Airbnb was conveniently located just a block from old town Bluffton. It’s an appealing, walkable town that radiates Southern charm.
A Grand Tour Of The Area
Ed and Diana treated us to a grand tour of the South Carolina Lowcountry. In addition to Bluffton, we explored Hunting Island State Park, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Port Royal. (We’re returning in January, and I’ll tell you more then about the Lowcountry and the rich history there. This trip, all we wanted to do was relax.)
Nesting Birds At Port Royal
Visiting the Cypress Wetlands Rookery at nearby Port Royal was one of our favorite activities. The last time we had up-close views of a rookery was when we visited High Island in Texas. There’s something mesmerizing and soul-soothing about watching the herons and egrets preen, put on fancy breeding plumage displays, and care for their young. The babies are crazy looking, like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book.
We had so much fun, we went twice to the rookery. I could have spent all day.
Our Own Private Gourmet Restaurant
We enjoyed fabulous dinners with Ed and Diana (and their sweet kitty Latte) at their beautiful lakefront home. From a Lowcountry Boil made with fresh South Carolina shrimp to a festive Cinco de Mayo dinner, we dined well. We wrapped up our week with brunch at The Farm, an excellent little farm-to-table restaurant in old town Bluffton.
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It is incredibly comforting and restorative to relax in the company of good friends, especially in the midst of big life changes. Our week in Bluffton was a welcome respite from our many months of packing, moving, downsizing, and stink-bug infested Airbnbs. How fortunate we are to have such generous friends in this life. Thank you, dear ones.