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One of the very first things you see when entering the grounds

There are lots of sculpture in these gardens....al magnificent. It was their...


Blossoms opening one by one

I took four pictures of this tree and still did not get...


Pink Cone Flower



Lilly family




Very dramatic




A small view of a very large sculpture garden

Banks of the plantation

Remains of wooden gates used to control the water and irrigation

A salute to our veterans


The wall of the building housing the ladies room was crowded with...





The lighting was very unusual...gave me a great shot



Today's destination is Charleston, SC with a stop at Brookgreen Gardens for a tour and lunch. Once a plantation it is now a botanical and sculpture garden. Not exactly what our minds eye of touring plantations was going to be, but this was a very beautiful place.

The garden tour guide was very knowledgeable and really enjoyed her job. That always makes such a difference in what I get out of a tour.

The gardens had a nice little boat ride that showed us how large the property was at one time, some remnants of wooden water control gates and a few bird nests dotted here and there.

Mom was not feeling too good, but hung in there. We are realizing that this tour has much more walking, rushing and go, go, go than expected. Most of our traveling companions are from Britain and have expressed the same feeling. The itinerary put together by our travel tour guide accompanying us has been a little vague.

The weather today is hotter and much more humid with threatening thunder showers. Many of our traveling companions are in their early 70's. There was a lot of sitting down on benches taking a breather.

I would like to mention that the original trip that my mother and I signed up for was cancelled. We were given an alternative or get our money back. We hated to cancel and this one sounded similar. i think we were misled, but we will see.

This afternoon's activity is a guided tour of Charleston and then a late check-in. We are on our own tonight.

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