There are so many things we liked about visiting South Carolina. Of course, putting my toes in the Atlantic Ocean was high on my list!
I like finding treasures on the beach, too. There was someone living in this shell, so I put him back after we took this picture!
I like seeing animals that are unusual back where I live! These swans live at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter, South Carolina. If you look closely, by the feeder, you'll see baby swans!
Although I have never been on a cruise, I like riding in boats! This little tour took us out to an island where we could walk the beach and look for shells. Along the way we learned a lot about the history of the area (especially the rice plantations) and saw bald eagles and alligators that live on the barrier islands.
I like seeing different kinds of architecture, especially in old and historical Charleston.
And the beautiful wrought iron fences and gates.
I especially loved the Live Oaks - the big oak trees you see in the south. I learned that they are evergreen oaks, and don't lose their leaves like other kinds of oaks do. Their strong, curving, and low-hanging branches were once used in ship-building for the curved parts of the hull. (I never knew that before!)
I even like doing touristy things once in awhile. We walked on the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach and even rode the Sky Wheel, a big ferris wheel with enclosed gondolas. We got a great view of the beach from up so high!
And we rode in a horse-drawn wagon around historical Charleston. That was a lot of fun!
The end of vacation is both sad and happy - I was sad it was over, but happy to come home. And I really like coming home!
Happy Thursday, friends! I'm joining in with the I Like Thursday crew over at Not Afraid of Color. See you there!