Tuesday, September 23, 2008

An interesting morning...........

Monday September 22nd.

We went to Drayton Hall this morning, and honestly I wasn't looking forward to it, as the house is an empty shell, meaning it isn't furnished, so thought it would be so un-interesting, how wrong I was. It was so interesting to see all the architecture, and the tour guide made the tour so interesting and easy to follow. It is a lovely looking house with a great history. It is now owned by the National Trust, and we signed up for a year membership, as it is a great cause.

The gardens are very basic, and there but there is a garden walk and a swamp walk. We skipped the swamp walk, as honestly we have been bitten to death with "no see um's" and enough's enough.

It was well worth going to, and if you go, take a picnic as the grounds are lovely. I took quite a few photos, here are a few for you to take a look at.

This is the front of the house, that's if you came by road/carriage.



This is the front of the house, that's if you came by boat up the Ashley River.



There was a reflecting pond to the left of the house, and I took this photo there.



Also look what was right beside the pond.....a gator, dh was yelling at me not to get too close. Now I know I can have blonde moments like everyone else, but I am not stupid enough to get that close..........mind you it was only a baby gator!!!!



Also an update on the police car....didn't have to call the police department, as they have found and moved the car, to the other side of the road!!!! Maybe they have run out of gas?????

8 comments:

Mary said...

That looks like a gorgeous house! Even unfurnished. Glad the gator didn't get you :-)

Stephanie D. said...

There's a state trooper car that has been at the truck weigh station for over 3 weeks now. It could be the gas--our little town here in North Carolina has none right now. None. Seriously.

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Love the pix , glad you are having a good vacation!
Thanks for sharing!
Blessins',Lib

Cherie said...

Very nice! I love touring historical properties!

Imanoptimisticbeauty said...

What a house! Could you imagine the heating bill??? LOL... guess you just can't take the frugal out of a girl.

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for all your comments, greatly appreciated........

Gill

Denise said...

Another great post Gill. Love your pictures of the house, even the 'gator. No, I wouldn't get too close either. Must have been interesting to see one though. I am so happy you are having a great trip and am enjoying your daily reports. Very, very interesting.

CannedAm said...

They're using the car to slow traffic. Drivers see the police car, slow down, notice the new stop and actually stop for it. Once it becomes habit for the locals, they'll take the car away. Do that in the right neighborhood and it'll be stripped down and repainted for them :) LOL!