I'm thinking it's been about 15 years since I've spent time in Walterboro.
Actually I am a week early for the 8th annual Walterboro Antiques, History & Arts Festival May 16 and 17.
I am sure I had not strolled around before at the South Carolina Artisans Center or walked a bit along the delightful split-rail fenced Great Swamp Sanctuary hiking trail.
My week-before-the-Festival preview visit included meandering around the Colleton County Museum & Farmers Market.
I had to stop and sample Chef Dana Cheney's Creamy Potato Garlic Soup.
It is made with one and a half pounds of baking potatoes, peeled and diced.
And other ingredients including 2 tablespoons minced garlic...or more.
The recipe booklet he handed out says it is OK to use leftover mashed potatoes.
There was beautiful scenery at the Great Swamp and the slightly rising walkway meant it would be downhill on the way back to the car.
Or was it the other way around?
Pamphlets touted the 12 antique stores in town and the circle formed by two nearby easy on, easy off exits from Interstate 95.
"Drive The Loop" is suggested.
Had to stop and take a picture of Bishop's Body Shop when I noticed two giant hedges had been trimmed to have the shape of a car and a truck.
Shop for produce responsibly.