St. Mary’s Chocolate Festival 2010

Saturday, the 22nd Annual St. Mary's Chocolate Festival was held in Aiken. The event is a fund raiser for Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic School. The school grounds were covered with activities for all ages. There were carnival games, flowers, pumpkins, paint ball, live entertainment, a rock climbing wall,…

Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

The gardens at Magnolia Plantation have been in the same family for more than 325. Each generation as added to the gardens and they are now a top tourist attraction. Today, the gardens offer an ever changing array of flowering plants so that something can be found blooming year round.

Return to Magnolia Gardens

Saturday we went to Magnolia Plantation and bought the all inclusive pass, which includes the Basic Admission, the House Tour, Nature Tram, Nature Boat, "Slavery to Freedom" Tour and Audubon Swamp Garden. We didn't know if it would be worth it, but ended up staying all day long. Really a…

Friendly Peacock

On a recent trip to Charleston, we went to Magnolia Plantation and spent an enjoyable day visiting the gardens. We stopped for a picnic lunch, at an area set up next to the petting zoo and pasture. Two peacocks, as well as a number of other animals were in the…