Saturday, August 22, 2015

Travel: South Carolina Part 4

Hello there all,

Earlier this week, I shared with you some of my photos from South Carolina. Now, I am on round 4, and we are almost done :(. I think we will only need one more part.

Part 4 is dedicated to pictures from a plantation just outside of Charleston, Middleton Place. This place was sooooo beautiful, and my history nerd was geeking out over the rich history of the place. Middleton Place is a Pre-Revolutionary War plantation with the oldest landscape garden in the US. It was spectacular to walk the grounds where such rich history was formed. Also, the trees there were some of the most beautiful trees that I have ever seen, and it has one of the oldest/biggest oak trees in the US thought to be between 800-1000 years old. Ya'll, my name is Autumn, so of course, I have a thing for trees.  So, this place was just amazing to see, and the pictures don't even begin to do it justice.

 Must fuel for the journey with some Southern breakfast noms!

The drive there was full of insanely beautiful trees.

Also, don't you love that the marking for parking spots is indicated by trees?

What you walk up and see. One of the original guest houses which turned into the main homestead.

The main house which was destroyed during the Civil War.

 Garden tour

 Garden view with the home. We took a house tour, too. However, we couldn't take pictures inside. If we were to do it over again, we would probably skip the tour because we didn't find the information super helpful in understanding the history and the tour guide wasn't our favorite.

Just some of the garden. No alligators in THIS body of water, but there were some in the other bodies of water around the property.

I'm sorry, but this moss is just so dreamy.

Part of the garden

View from the main house out to the Ashley River.

 This is the old oak. Look at how big it is compared to me.

More beautiful tree branches...All so pretty.

On site, they had many volunteers to educate and teach you about historical Middleton Place.

Animals were on site, and this is important because...animals.

This guy became my best friend :).


 These guys just wondered all around the property doing their thing.

This place was amazing.


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