This morning when I walked into the Common Ground Coffee House in Beaufort the owner greeted me like I was a regular, which is what we’ve been for the past several days. Unfortunately this morning’s visit was our last (for this year) as we were ready to move on to Charleston. Arriving midday we parked at the visitor’s center and took one of the free (yes free) trolley to the city market where we had lunch and then did the Charleston tourist thing and took a horse drawn carriage tour. Our guide/carriage driver and our horse Sam were a great team skillfully maneuvering the carriage through the busy streets while keeping up a constant narrative about Charleston history, architecture, culture and residents. Afterwards we walked through the city market before getting back on the trolley. We have two more days here to enjoy the sun and the flowering trees before 3 days of driving back to the frozen north.