Tuesday, November 8, 2011

East Coast Trip 2011: Arrival

Sadly, all pictures of our flight, came out blurry/unexceptionable. Now, yours truly, got bumped to first class going to Atlanta, Georgia! Though, to be honest, I wasn't quite as thrilled. Not that I'm complaining, it's just that it wasn't exactly what it was cracked up to be. But it was nicer( I guess the extra two inches would make a difference if you were flying for like 6 hours), I chatted with one of the businessmen next to me, and tried for the other guy, but he didn't seem the chatty type.
All this to say, that we flow in safely and got to our hotel just in time to collapse.
In the morning, Dad picked up our rental and we zoomed out of there.
Here are some of the gazillion pictures we took that day.

It felt like you have to say it with a southern accent.

Mom was so good to inform me that this unique flower, is a Passion flower!

The little house, tucked back between the two big houses, is the slaves' quarters.
These houses were commonly 13 by 5 sq. ft. and and they would fit whole families in these houses.

A lovely view of either a Catholic or Huguenot Church.

You could really imagine, ladies in huge hoop skirt dresses, coming out to those balconies!

Our carriage-tour guide, pointed out the different expressions of each lion's face (look closely).

A very fancy hotel.
Note: the cute old couple on the bench!

This man, was singing some lovely, operatic tunes. He was singing in a particular corner, on the street, that his voice rang out several blocks away!
He told us that he had majored in opera (opera school?), but now he worked full time in some job, and that, he did this on the side, to keep his voice in shape.

The adorable church we went to, Church Creek Presbyterian, it looked like one of those classic, little, white churches that you would get married in.

After church, we met a sweet couple, who invited us to "dinner" (lunch) at their home.
Their home was, what I would call, a traditional southern home; with tall oaks, white walls, and and big open windows. Oh, and no fences.

Boone Hall plantation!
In 1743, the son of Major John Boone, planted these, evenly spaced, oak trees!
It's interesting, the oaks' roots have intertwine with each other, making them last through the centuries. I didn't know that.
The photo doesn't really justify it.

This amazing structure, is being fixed up, but it it first needs to be supported through possible harsh weather.

Mica caught this neat photo of a morning glory!

We used our mini tripod and timed camera to take this!

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