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?????