13 April 2008

Boone Hall Plantation

After the race, we came home, took showers and ate lunch. We spent the afternoon at the Boone Hall Plantation. It was really nice. There weren't too many people there that day, which was a nice change after the crowds downtown after the race.

This plantation is a still working plantation, and the owners have opened the house and everything, because they live farther back on the property. It has had quite a history. Many of the bricks that built Charleston way back when, were made on this property and ferried across the river. Then, it became a rice plantation. We listened to the way the rice was grown and harvested. Fascinating! We got to see the slave row quarters for the household servants, and there was a butterfly house. It was especially pleasant to walk through the gardens. A fraternity was holding their dinner there and all the girls had dressed up as southern belles and the guys as confederate soldiers. My computer went down and I cant get to my pictures, so I am using T's dad's pictures.


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