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A small zoo

Don't know what this bug is, but it it interesting

Ok, it is a challenge to get pictures of the flying critters...



My buddies for the day

Swamp Forest

It really started to pour down some rain

Slaves quarters still standing on the plantation

Great white heron, I think

Sun bathing under the clouds

The plantation house

Put your backside out....

and your front side in...

Some very large sail boats sail through these waters

Nice aircraft carrier in port


Another view of the bridge

Our dinner cruise vessel


Battery Park

I included this photo of me for my Mom

Nice sail boats and yachts


Two things today, a tour of "Magnolia Gardens" and a dinner cruise on the waters of the Ashley River and the Cooper River this evening.

Mom is not feeling good at all, so she decided to skip the garden tour to save her energies for one of her most favorite things, the dinner cruise.

Today's weather was ever hotter and more humid and rain. In fact it poured. It waited until we were on the open tram portion of our garden tour which helped keep us a little drier, but not completely.

Another beautiful plantation turned into some magnificent gardens with some farm animals, a swamp garden and more. This plantation suffered during the war, but was opened to the public in 1870 and has flourished ever since. It is considered to be one of the most spectacular plantation and garden in America.

The house is the third to be occupied by the Drayton Family and it's heirs. Ten rooms are open for a tour which gives good examples of life in the early 1900's. The tour of the house was separate and additional $8. Again, with the allotted time left after the guided tour, I had to choose walking the gardens or touring the house. I decided to walk the gardens.

Mom was still feeling not good and had put in a call to the advice nurse at Kaiser back in California. She had recently been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, but was released for this trip. The medication does not seem to be doing it's job. She has decided to skip the dinner cruise. I am really concerned, but she insisted that I go.

The weather was not good and the seas were too rough for the boat to go out of the protected bay. Darn, that meant we were not going to see Fort Sumter or St. James Island. Dinner was good, but I was distracted because of needing to leave Mom at the hotel. I was anxious to get home.

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