A gorgeous low country town, Beaufort weathered the Spanish, the French, the American Revolution and managed to survive the Civil War by being occupied and not burned. That preserved some of the most wonderful architecture in the South, evidently a cross between Charleston and Savannah. The crepe myrtles, palmettos and spectacular live oaks with their hanging Spanish moss are as striking as the homes.
We strolled through the town after lunch, and I do have to say that we were among the very few who were on the streets. Anyone with more sense was inside taking a nap or relaxing on their distinctive double porches. The heat and humidity just automatically make you slow down – or pass out.
When we win the lottery, we will definitely consider a winter home here!