That afternoon, we decided to tear ourselves away from the beach long enough to experience some local culture and history by visiting a South Carolina plantation. We opted to go to Boone Hall Plantation, as it was the closest plantation to our resort and it boasted some original architecture from the Civil War era, which was a big draw for us. After getting there, we discovered that we weren't the only ones smitten with the scenery at the plantation; multiple movies have been filmed there, including The Notebook. The landscaping was gorgeous; I really enjoyed the plantation's pecan trees that were over 100 years old.
Even though I do love a good pecan, I have to say that the plantation's most impressive landscaping feature was a long road lined with gigantic Oak trees.
After scoping out the grounds, we decided to watch a presentation on local Gullah Gullah culture, highlighting the history, language, and music that pervaded plantations during the 1800s. The presentation included an interactive portion, calling for volunteers from the audience to participate in a music demonstration. Bravely, Mr. Snow Cone decided to participate, showing off his natural sense of rhythm.
Remember Mr. Snow Cone's ill-advised comment about the awesome weather we'd experienced up to this point? Well, it definitely came back to bite us in the butt. We were preparing to tour the plantation's mansion when I checked the weather on my phone. It read, "Severe thunderstorms developing directly over Boone Hall Plantation." Awesome. Sure enough, in about three minutes, we went from this:
... to looking at this:
Anyone else visit a place connected with a famous movie on your honeymoon?
(all photos personal)