Friday, April 9, 2010

Boone Hall & Baseball

Happy Friday! ... Well, it's not a really happy Friday for us because it means our vacation is over.  We have had a very relaxing time and really enjoyed the cities we have visited!

Anyhoo, Yesterday we visited the Boone Hall Plantation.  It was the home of John Boone.  In 1743, his son Thomas planted 2 rows of Live Oaks which now are called the Avenue of Oaks.  This plantation was once known for growing cotton and pecans; which you can still find in small amounts. However, now they grow crops such as strawberries, blueberries, sweet corn, onions and more. The home on the plantation is actually the 4th structure to be built there. You can also find many slave cabins and an old cotton gin on the land.
Hollywood has used this plantation for many scenes in television series and movies.

Here are a few of our pictures from the day!

On the Avenue of Oaks

The cotton plants.  
According to tradition, you should give a gift of cotton on your 2nd Anniversary!

The Cotton Gin Building.

This building was built for a scene in the mini series Queen.

The Main House.  Used in the movie, The Notebook.

The view of the Avenue of Oaks from the house.

Slave Cabins.

 Last night we went to Opening Day for the Charleston Riverdogs. On Wed. night while on our Pub Tour we spotted Bill Murray.  I was surprised to learn that he lives in Charleston and is a half owner of the Riverdogs. We missed our photo op while on the pub tour but we were lucky enough to spot him the next night at the baseball game!

Here is Bill getting ready to catch the first few pitches of the game.
Here are a couple shots of him in action!

Kelly and Chelsea :)

The Riverdogs won the game 5-2! 
Today we are visiting the Charleston Tea Plantation, doing a little shopping and then heading back to Florida!
It will be nice to be home, but we will miss Charleston!!! Can't wait to come back!

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