Vegas, Miami, Nashville. These are where normal people go for bachelorette trips. Where do Lambert Home girls go for bachelorette trips? Daufuskie Island. You’ve never heard of it? Us either. Think of the most obscure place on the North American map and you’ll probably be close. So why Daufuskie? And what even is it? Well…let us tell you…Katie, being Laura’s Matron of Honor, and queen of planning trips, was naturally charged with planning Laura’s bachelorette trip this summer! That should be all you need to know to understand how we landed on a tiny unknown island in South Carolina, but if you don’t know Katie then let’s just say…she LOVES a remote, live like a local, adventure. The rest of us do too. So as soon as she pitched “island formally divided by plantations that became the central home of the Gullah Culture” we knew we were in & that it would be an experience of a lifetime.
After the civil war, due to it’s remote location, Daufuskie Island was mostly inhabited by West African emancipated slaves. This allowed the unique Gullah culture to survive & thrive for generations. Very cool, right?! That’s what we thought. We did not, however, know what we were getting into! Katie didn’t realize there wasn’t a bridge to access the island. When she tried to book our Uber from Savannah— she realized we’d have to board a ferry that only comes and goes four times a day. Not only was there no bridge but there were no real roads or cars! So when we say adventure…we mean adventure.
We haven’t stopped talking about Daufuskie (& Savannah!) since we landed back in Texas so we thought we’d share each of our highlights for you! If you get the chance to go, GO! But be sure to come by the studio when you get back to tell us all about your adventure!