Saturday June 21, 2009 cont.
Now the comes the depressing part of the trip.....
I made the short drive over to Edisto Island. I had called earlier in the week to Old Post Office
restaurant, but the number was disconnected. So, I was expecting to find bad news. I pulled up at the address to find this.
There is an art gallery/store next door and I went in and inquired about the Old Post Office
. The woman there told me they were no longer in business and a new place was opening in September. Too bad, from reading the review, I was really looking forward to eating here.
My next stop was George & Pink
vegetable stand. It was fairly easy to find, as this sign
directs you down this dirt road.
I had only driven a short distance when I spotted something unusual in the middle of the road. It was some kind of pig. By the time I got closer and got my camera out, it was already heading into the brush. I was able to get this photo, though.
I was told by my dining companions later in the day that they are fairly common around here. George & Pink
had a lot of wonderful looking fruit and vegetables for sale. Unfortunately, I was rather limited in what I could buy, since I was flying home the next day. I did purchase a couple peaches and a bag of boiled peanuts. Since I did not eat them until later that night, I will post that photo then.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to see Duke, the dog mentioned in the review. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=1601&RefID=1552
I headed to Edisto Beach to find Ruby Seahorse Grill
. I had called this place last week also to find the number disconnected. That is because the building is now McConkey's Jungle Shack.
Not looking good for the home team at this point.
So, for lunch I settled on Pavilion
, a restaurant that extends out over the water.
Since I was a few minutes early, I had some time to kill. No problem, with a beach like this to walk on.
Saturday afternoon in the middle of June and the beach is that empty? That struck me as rather odd. Pavilion
opened at 11:00 and I ended up at the table with this view.
Ready to eat after the disappointments, I ordered the she-crab soup
and the fried flounder sandwich.
Everything was good, but I especially enjoyed the shoe string sweet potato fries. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=1589&RefID=1537
There was one more place in Edisto Beach listed on Roadfood, so I decided to find it. Well, I couldn't. So, I went into the visitor's center and they told me that the Edisto Beach Cafe
had also gone out of business.
I drove around the island and checked out the natural beauty of the place.
I really did like this small cemetary outside of a church.
Before I left Edisto Island, I had one more stop to make.
More to come.....
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