Happily, our journey begins in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, one of the most beautiful places on Earth as far as the Williamsons are concerned. A serendipitous opportunity to visit our pals, the Webbs, a couple who define Southern grace and charm. This is their place, The Foolish Frog, located on St. Helena Island where they hosted the first show of what turned out to be our not-so-mini tour.
Twas a lovely night from the git-go. A big factor in our evening was the mutual friend that we share with the Webbs, David Dowling, a longtime musical pal from St. Augustine, but also a native of nearby Beaufort. We had met a few of David's friends in years past, so there was a small reunion as well as many new greetings and salutations from other longtime and childhood friends of David.
Most memorable and many stories ensued.
Our friends from Gainesville, Mack and Paula Tyner, happened to be driving through and made our evening all the more fun and familiar. We launched into our first set which was very well received and off we went. A highlight of the evening was when our host, Beek, joined us on mandolin for a few numbers. Sweet!
Here's my extraordinary grouper dinner. Mon Dieu!
Lon had the fried chicken. Mm mmm!
I was fascinated with the many beautiful paintings exhibited in the restaurant.
Here's a chicken that Cathy's sister made of metal... quite cool.
Here I am with Beek, Lon and Stratty. Those are three of the sweetest men in the world.
Our evening was certainly topped off by the cozy and delightful cabin where we stayed at the Webbs. Here's the porch and the view and breakfast.
Isn't that beautiful?
Cathy gave us quite the sendoff and we are more grateful than we can say to the Webbs and all the fine friends who joined us for this great evening and morning.
All was right with the world.
A most fond farewell to our friends in the Lowcountry.
A thousand thanks!
846 Sea Island Parkway
St. Helena Island, SC