Friday, March 28, 2008


Breakfast at the inn, then a drive out highway 61 to visit Drayton Hall, a former rice plantation about twenty minutes out of Charleston on the Ashley River. In haste this morning, so I'll just post a few of the pictures we took of the house and gardens.

A subsequent stop at Magnolia Plantation was very brief. We were due back in town for some house and garden tours, and had left too little time to make the price of the ticket worthwhile. More about those houses later, if and when I manage to post the pictures. The above took a good long time. Not sure why posting pictures is proving such a problem here... Okay, here's a start:

... a cute little bottom, I thought!

And finally an excellent dinner at Magnolias, specializing in Southern cuisine. We shared all the way through--pan seared sea scallops and an arugula, pear and blue cheese salad for starters, and a parmesan crusted flouner with creek shrimp, Carolina rice pirloo, a warm asparagus-sweet corn salad, lump crab and lemon butter for entree. Served with a couple of glasses of very fine New Zealand sauvignon blanc. And a walk home through still-lively streets...

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