fixed the flats on our bikes
Our first walk around town
There are all sorts of beautiful Estates and plantations in Charleston. Although most if not all of the original plantations were destroyed during the civil war, there are some great survivors. We actually toured one huge garden/estate and about 5 houses.
Yes, look at that HUGE spider. This is maybe the 5th HUGE spider that I saw in a total of 10 minutes. In fact, upon entering the garden, literally no more than 5 feet in I saw a spider twice as big as this one with a body 2 inches long, and I am NOT exaggerating, I was creepy-crawly for about 30 minutes.
Justin captured this picture(below). I LOVE it! This couple is hilarious. I don’t know what he said to her, but he’s in the dog house for sure! I’m thinking chocolate might do the trick.
The owner of Middleton place did not build his home in the usual southern plantation style. When asked where his colonnade of pillars were, he planted this huge row Magnolias to fill the bill.
I love this picture, the colors are fabulous!
This is actually the only part of the house that remains, the main house was burned and the left hand flanking building as well. This is the right flank, or something like that.
We shamelessly ripped off the idea for this picture from a friends blog! Thanks Kim and Corey! (We salute you!) for the great idea, although we may have to work on it to perfect it. Yours was much cooler!