Last weekend, Aiken was brimming with people and crafts at the 2010 Aiken’s Makin Festival. There were arts and crafts of all kinds. Plenty of food of all kinds was available for your enjoyment. And did I mention food. My personal favorite ice cream. Lots … Continue readingAiken’s Makin 2010
Have a safe and fun Labor Day.
Coker Spring, a fresh water spring dating from prehistoric times, was an early source of drinking water for Aiken, South Carolina. It was also a popular stagecoach stop on the trip from Abbeville to Charleston. The spring was listed on the National Register on January … Continue readingCoker Spring in Aiken
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 … Continue readingBridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
While at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, we stopped for lunch right next to the Petting Zoo and Nature Center. We had the really neat experience of being able to play with this tiny bunny. He reminded me of Peter Rabbit, just after he had returned … Continue readingPeter Rabbit
On the Magnolia PlantationBoat Tour,
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 … Continue readingReturn to Magnolia Gardens
A Praying Mantis on a Daisy right outside the main house at Magnolia Plantation.
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 … Continue readingFriendly Peacock
I don’t know what these are, but I thought they were pretty. Found then at the Charleston Tea Plantation.