Okay, okay- last vacation post I swear. Listen, Jared and I likely won't be traveling anyyyyyytime in the foreseeable future so let me bask in my post-vacationess alright? ;) We kept most of our schedule open except for a morning at the spa one day (best prenatal massage ever) and a half-day tour of Daufuskie Island another day. It sounded different and adventurous so we figured why not? This tiny island only has about 300 people living on it and had been named a historic district due to it's Civil War history.
So we booked our tickets and boarded a boat Wednesday morning to see what we'd gotten ourselves into. It was a 30-minute boat ride from HHI to Daufuskie and our captain kept us entertained with facts and information. We saw a ton of dolphins on our way over which was awesome- they were so close to the boat! The downfall of the boat ride was a man who sat right behind us clearing his throat the entire ride over. I wish you could hear Jared's impression of it... the dude sounded like a lawn mower trying to start up, I swear. Let's just say, we were happy to get to land and start the day.
Once on Daufuskie we were given keys to a golf cart, a map and told to have a good time. The only things we'd really gathered prior to the trip was that there were lots of historic things to see and some beautiful secluded beaches. So we cranked the radio in our cart and off we went. We quickly realized our golf cart was a slow one as an odd threesome of hipsters flew past us with their selfie stick. A girl and two guys... and we couldn't tell who was with who. But I'm getting off topic.
There were a few ancient cemeteries on the island which seemed so strange. Civil War era people buried on this tiny 8-square-mile mysterious island in South Carolina. They were tucked away in between homes and it's incredible that there were even still headstones in place. As we made our way down the dirt and gravel roads we passed a guy building a fence in the middle of no where. Just hammering away putting up a fence post in a wooded area with nothing around him. He waved and we waved back but I made Jared promise not to drive down that lane again. Everything was starting to creep me out!
Then we stumbled upon this little gem. The Iron Fish. Where everything on their porch is for sale and everything is based on the honor system. Take what you want and leave cash or write down your credit card information for the owner to charge. I kid you not. It was so eerily quiet yet I felt like someone was going to jump out from behind a tree and yell at us if we touched their stuff. No, we didn't purchase anything.
We trekked on and saw an old two-room school house, the buggy that belonged to the island's "famous" midwife and a church that looked JUST like the church from Walking Dead. Anyone else see it?! I was completely weirded out by it but Jared thought it was awesome.
This post might seem like a bunch of jumbled thoughts, but that's kinda' how the whole exploration of Daufuskie was- a jumble. We didn't know what we were looking at or why so many weird things were there but it was fascinating just the same. The crazy thing is that there are also gorgeous giant homes on this island that super rich folks come to; they love the seclusion and I guess don't mind that their house is just yards away from a rotting mobile home? Such a strange dynamic to this place.
So tell me- what's the weirdest town/destination you've ever explored?