|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
#360, May '03
Notice they're now "picking the top 10 Simpson episodes." The mag started drifting into prose land.
Well, no one else wanted to make this, so I did it myself. So there.
Yeah, I've put this off awhile, but last summer we vacationed in Myrtel Beach, SC. We had a great time and a lot of fun. But I wanted to mention one place in particular. We wanted to do some touristy things and we both like historical stuff and wanted to do something a little off the beaten trail. The weather was iffy inland, so we didn't go to Charleston. So we came upon Hopsewee Plantation. It was built in 1740 for the Lynch family, which included Thomas Lynch Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It was a rice plantation, so it's not the grand Tara-type of place. And it's privately owned, but the owners allow tours all day. You get to go into their bedrooms, attic and basement. But not their drawers or closets.
Here's the thing, after the tour, we were hungry and we were a long way from the main road north to where the restaurants were. But they have a small cafe on location, The River Oak Cottage. After some debate about going or staying, we stayed. And we were glad we did. The food was terrific and the deserts even better. It's a light menu, but very tasty. Local dishes with their own little twists. And was a nice change of pace from all the franchise restaurants we had been frequenting.
Anyway, if you find yourself in South Carolina, stop there.
Freelance writer, still hacking away.