Lingering in the Lowcountry

This week my mother-in-law was kind enough to drive down while I had some blood work done. She is now staying through the weekend into next week. We have been spending most of our time in and around the house.  We’ve had a few outings but nothing too special, and when we were going to venture to the beach we had some home front drama.

Friday my son had the day off from school so we thought we’d take advantage of the timing and weather. It was a  gorgeous day. Went made reservations to take the downtown historical carriage ride with Southern Rose Buggy Tours. It was fun and informative, although if you are taking children under a certain age they may lose interest since the majority of the tour is historic jargon and looking at houses and buildings. My kids personally were  into it for about five minutes. When we got off they let the kids feed the horse a carrot which was a cool experience for my son, I was surprised he wasn’t afraid, although he told the guide before he left that he may be a little shy but that he’d try.


After the tour we went across the bridge to Lady’s Island for dinner at a place we had ate at a couple of months ago when it was Factory Creek Fish Company. On March 1st the restaurant opened as the second location of the Dockside Restaurant. I hadn’t eaten at the first location and had I known the food was this delicious  I might have tried it sooner. Everything we had was good, or better. We started with the fried green tomatoes, which are good but the are no Jim N Nicks, and the coconut shrimp was good as well but the real treat were the entrees.


I had the shrimp and grits. There were two grit cakes, lots of fresh shrimp and what seemed to be a shrimp bisque with ham and tomatoes. It was AMAZING! This was my first time having shrimp and grits since we moved here because most places wouldn’t make it without the sauteed onions but they did. I have to tell you that it was almost as good reheated which is important since they give you such big portions. Oh, and they have bread sticks and cornbread which has almost the same texture and flavor as a yellow cake so you may want to skip that and eat it as desert.
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We thought we may go to the drive-in to see The Lorax but decided against it. The kids were so tired.

All in all a good day and a nice afternoon stay-cation in the Lowcountry.

Sometimes its nice to be a tourist in your own town.

Now if someone could kill the “sand fleas”.

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