Plantation Day

Saturday, May 14, 2011

We love to go to the different plantations in the south, they all have such an interesting past and beautiful gardens. The gardens are always beautiful and green. The second plantation in South Carolina we were able to go to was Magnolia Gardens, it was Easter weekend so there was a lot of people there. We saw some more alligators and they had a lot of cute little bridges.

The Second plantation of the day was Drayton Hall, one of the most extravagant homes for the 1700’s. The foundation that owns the plantation decided that instead of restoring the house they would just maintain it an repair the house as needed. The house had numerous hand carved molding at the corners of the ceilings, even some of the ceilings were carved, it was amazing.

Plantation number three was Boone Hall another very pretty plantation not as old as most of the other plantations. One of the best features of the plantation was a long line of live oak trees lining the drive to the plantation house. Another interesting feature was the cabins that belonged to the slaves back in antebellum era.

Our very last stop of the day was to go to Folly Beach, it was a great day filled with beautiful sites all around.


Grandma Mecham said...

These are the things that I would love to see! Sure glad that you share your adventures with us as I am living my dreams thru you! Thanks again! Keep having fun!

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