Posted by Christina on July 14, 2000 at 08:41:06:
Well, back from the coast and it appears we were sent on a bit of a wild man chase. Everyone we met had vari-ous stories about knowing someone who had allegedly seen the exalted Mr. Pitt, or heard he was there, or heard he was coming, or heard he had left. So much for hearsay...if he IS there he’s in better hiding than the witness pro-tection program. Also traveling companion/coworker was not much fun -- not the sort to take advantage of the scenic pubs/etc. we had been encouraged to frequent...oh well.. Did learn three things : 1) Mosquitoes in Beaufort and Sea Islands magically DO respond to Skin So Soft, thank God, as this was the only bug repellent for sale 2) If somebody started selling bear grease down there, they’d make a killing because the mosquitoes are the worst I have ever seen. I apologize to the skeeters in Columbia for having cursed their names earlier this week and 3)
Revolutionary War buffs who come to South Carolina for vacation should NOT miss Beaufort and the Port Royal area. Absolutely chockful of 18th-century historical sites. After succesfully dumping traveling companion on Thursday, I visited the “Chapel of Ease” on St. Helena Island, an 18th-century church that was burned by the Brit-ish, rebuilt and then destroyed in a forest fire. Wonderful, eerie, sacred-feeling spot with Spanish moss and ancient graves. There are several other Revolutionary-era houses, churches and cemeteries in the area. Really, really should not be missed...
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