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Boone Hall Plantation

I would recommend this plantation to tour "Boone Hall Plantation" while visiting in the Charleston, SC area ...we were there in Nov 2019 ...why you might ask? Gorgeous gardens, home, lovely area of SC and just so fun to see. I really enjoy the tour guide we did have, her gorgeous dress, can you imagine wearing one of those puffy dress, getting around and wow, how did those ladies do it? I guess they didn't work to hard, huh??! One funny item I recall from the tour ...did u know? "The servants when bringing the food from the kitchen (not in the home during that time era) to the table for dinner, would have to HUSH THOSE PUPPIES, they were hoping they would drop something for them to eat and enjoy ...how they got the name "hushpuppies" ???! Have u ever heard that one? They are just delicious!! I really enjoy them with a bit of butter, kind of like when I eat a slice of homemade bread. ((Hush puppies are a favorite part of Southern cuisine and are traditiona…

Art Work from James Island

"Holiday Festival of Lights", James Island County Park, Charleston, SC., we were there Nov 2019, this art work was done by school kids ... I was curious how they did decide how to rate or judge them? Ones I felt that were really good ...didn't do as well? I wonder??! If you will investigate the first piece of art ...the blue waves are made from BLUE STRAWS. The bottom of the boat is made from bottle caps. Very cool, resourceful and creative!!! Are you an art fan? Which sort do you enjoy most? Have a favorite color? ENJOY! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Holiday Festival of Lights

"Holiday Festival of Lights", James Island County Park, Charleston, SC. we were there Nov 2019 for a trailer rally ...I don't recall ever going through an event like this ...so FUN!! It makes you feel like a kid again, all excited over Christmas and the up and coming holiday season. Some pics didn't turn out that I really wanted to turn out ...these few were the best!! ENJOY!! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take care!! Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Mabery Gelvin Botantical Gardens, IL

Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens 650 N Lombard St, Mahoment, IL
"The Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located within the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve. Its address is just off State Route 47, one mile north of Interstate 74, in Mahomet, Illinois. It is open during daylight hours; admission is free."
hi there. A gorgeous day to walk through, this was an usual garden, because some how we ended up coming in the maintenance entrance, no clue how that happened, be it the GPS or what? Kind of funny. A section with the red bridge was being worked on ... I had to get the hubby to get the shot, he is 6'2 so the height helped. I would have had to go through the fence to get the view. I guess garden maintenance is a constant thing.  I was so lucky to capture this moth (butterfly) checking out the bloom, very cool!! Thank You for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;

Allerton Park & Retreat Center, Illinois

Allerton Park & Retreat Center 515 Old Timber Rd Monticello, Illinois
"The Robert Allerton Park is a 1,517-acre park, nature center, and conference center located in the rural Piatt County township of Willow Branch, near Monticello, Illinois on the upper Sangamon River." 
hi there, This was an interesting garden to find, we found a couple and did ask if they thought where we were wanting to park was a good spot, it doesn't seem to really matter. A lot of folks walking, enjoy the day, being with family, walking their dogs. Just a nice free spot to enjoy and take in the gorgeous beauty. So so pretty. We noticed a gorgeous hall where they were taking down, what I do imagine many have been a rehearsal dinner, wedding or other such party that happened the night before??! Very neat looking place to have a party or 2? Not that I have that kind of money, but I often wonder what it would be like to have all these pieces of property where you could just donate them for other f…

August Schell Brewing Company, MN

August "Schell" Brewing Company 1860 Schell's Rd New Ulm, MN

"Our story began long before 1860 with a man named August Schell. From his birth, his move to the States, and even co-founding New Ulm. We all start somewhere and Schells' story started right here."

If you know anything about Beth, I am not really a drinker ...I'll say I enjoy vodka, but really I don't do it often. I will try it (wine, bourbon, beers, mixed drinks, whatever)...but don't usually enjoy it. We did take a factory tour ... included in that tour would be the grounds, the gorgeous home above, a tasting ...I think like 7 or so type from their different beers. My hubby just drank their root beer ...which was pretty good. My fave was their: Schell's Sangria Red Citrus Lager ...now that was awesome, If i had an occasion where I needed to drink something I might try that again. I thought maybe it was not a real beer?? but it was fruity and good. Check it out if you want, maybe…

New Ulm's Glockenspiel, MN

New Ulm's Glockenspiel 327 N Minnesota St New Ulm, MN

I have been raised in a family where clocks are way cool. My Grandfather built clocks, grandfather clocks ...so I know the craftsmanship it takes to go into making a clock ...it take times, energy and true dedication. I felt the clock was not in tune ...and it is so loud ...time slots are 12 NOON, 3 & 5 PM, You will see these little folks come jumping out to do their dance. We got lunch just to see them do their things.Can you imagine living around there, hearing that day after day. I had to laugh. I guess it gives the area character, so that is so neat!! A real German feel .. lots of German restaurants, decor, festivities, etc. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take Care. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( :

National Orphan Train Complex, KS

National Orphan Train Complex 300 Washington St, Concordia, KS
"From 1854 to 1929 an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, and homeless children were placed throughout the United States and Canada during the Orphan Train Movement. When the orphan train movement began, it was estimated that 30,000 abandoned children were living on the streets of New York City. Charles Loring Brace founded the Children’s Aid Society in order to help these children."
hi, If you want more history of this orphan train, please go "here", because maybe like me you were totally clueless and knew nothing about this? 30,000 ...did you hear that number? Is that not wild, I mean, wow ...whether their parents past do to flu, disease, not be able to take care of them or whatever ...that is just ... wow, what a HUGE number???! I did learn a bit from some our friends in our camping group who had been to the museum already. Saying how emotional it was, sad and hard to hear and listen 2. Hope it is o…