Monday, March 29, 2010

Cypress Gardens, Charleston, and Flowertown Photos365 Week 12-13

Last weekend we went to downtown Charleston. We went to the historical part and Rachel loved seeing the horse drawn carriages. Aunt Judy went with her to pet one of the horses.Rachel loves animals.

While downtown we saw this pole. All the different colors are different pieces of gum. They looked like some one had put a glaze over them . We kept saying they were the buttons to push to get the street light to change.

This is one of the many churches in Charleston. I thought this was just a neat picture. I will have to research the history behind this church someday.

Saturday my Dad and his wife came to SC on a bus tour and so we drove to Santee to see them. They  were to eat at Clark's so we met them at their hotel and then went to dinner. It was a short visit but it was good to see family.

Here we are with Dad and Carletta eating dinner. Rachel loved being the only child with the group. She got to ride the bus from the hotel to dinner with Grandpa and Grandma. She also was the only one who got ice cream with her meal.

Last week my class went on a field trip to Cypress Gardens. I loved it. I was very afraid someone was going to fall out of the boat or that I would see a snake but all went well. Here we are in the boat going out into the swamp.Our guide was excellent! I love the lily pads in this picture. Everything is late blooming this year due to the late snow we got.

Here is one of the alligators we saw. She was trying to get warm.  It was chilly at this time of day. Later we went back by and there was another gator on the other end facing her, warming  herself.

Here are some of my students and parents going out in a boat. The boys loved this , some of my girls were not to sure about this part.

Summerville has a festival called the Flowertown Festival, being new to the area we decided to check it out. Besides lots of crafts for sale and lots of plants there is a lot of food to pick from. Rachel loved this mini donut maker.It dropped the donuts into the oil and would flip them over all by themselves. She watched long enough that the vendor gave her a free sample.

Here is a view down the street of just a few of the booths from Flowertown.

This year I wanted to try dyeing a few easter eggs the way my grandmother use to. I remember getting the prettiest dark brown, yellow and light brown colored eggs. She boiled them with onion skins. I didn't get them dark or the many shades of brown she did but I think they are still pretty. I am told I need to put some bees wax on them to make better colors. Anyone know anything else I can do?

1 comment:

  1. Lots of family and school fun and festivals. What a good week!
    No egg dying advice from me. (See my Friday Flashback ;)