Folly, Food & Fun...

While our friend, Deb, was at work, her husband, Nick took us to Folly Beach.

Beachcombing is one of my favorite pastimes. It's extra interesting here because the coastal waters of South Carolina are teeming with seashells. In fact, more than 700 species live in these waters. Common local shells include whelks, angel wings, arks, pen shells, augers, cockles, slipper shells, jingles, coquina, and olive shells. Starfish, sea urchins, and sand dollars also can be found.
Nick and Steve eye spied this cool Lettered Olive.
Oliva sayana, was designated the official shell of the State by Act No. 360 in 1984. Dr. Edmund Ravenel of Charleston, an early pioneer in conchology, found and named the Lettered Olive shell which is quite prolific along the South Carolina Coast.
This is my first exposure to a  mollusk. All members of the Olividae family are carnivorous sand-burrowers and we delighted in watching it do just that.
Dinner was highly anticipated Chicken & Waffles from Page's Okra Grill. This was our third time eating this delish dish and we weren't disappointed.
At sunset, we drove over our favorite bridge, The Ravenel, to have dessert at a new restaurant.
Harold’s Cabin, co-owned by actor Bill Murray, is a reimagined corner store and cafe concept, housed in the same building on the corner of President and Congress Streets as the original Harold’s Cabin, which served the residents of Charleston’s Westside neighborhood from the 1920s to the 1950s. This historic neighborhood is full of quaint homes and has a really wonderful vibe.
You have to love a place that's closed on Tuesdays to "Roast Marshmallows".
The decor was beyond awesome. We came for the nectar & regale section of the menu: grilled carrot cake and beignets. There are no words to describe their yumminess. What a cool space Charleston now has and what incredible friends we have for sharing it with us.
"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop
whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
– Luciano Pavarotti

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Karen Booth said...

Well, Harold's Cabin looks like a very fun place to visit. But with it not being in the heart of where we are staying and the fact that it is closed two of the four days we are in town reduces our chances of a visit - bummer.

Cyndy Brown said...

I have never seen a mollusk before...pretty cool.
LOVE the "Jackalope" drawing in the cafe. Cyndy

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