Three months locked away because of weather, health, and other responsibilities and your spirit is screaming. Let me out, time for a Road Trip. A place close but with spring weather, palm trees, golf courses, and water. where else but Murrells Inlet the sea food capital of South Carolina.
We hit the road mid morning with a plan to drive halfway, sleep over and finish the drive the next morning. It was a warm, sunny morning and as we left the I-95 zone and got closer to the coast we could see the difference in the architecture and plant life and could actually feel the South. My mother was born and raised in the south (Camilla, Georgia) so I have warm early memories of farm houses with wrap around porches, pecan trees, and corn fields.
A visit with Mary’s sister in Murrells Inlet gave us an opportunity for some great images and also the ability to check out the beautiful homes in Murrells Inlet. The homes are located minutes from the water and are surrounded by wonderful golf courses. The area just pulses with energy and excitement, always something to do.
Murrells Inlet is a place in Georgetown County, South Carolina, that is considered to be the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina”, but is also home to some of the nation’s finest golf courses. Wikipedia and of course it is just south of Myrtle Beach. The following images show two of the finest fisherman in this world. Click on images to enlarge.
Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. The 9,100-acre (37 km2) property includes several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures placed in them, the Lowcountry Zoo, and trails through several ecosystems in nature reserves on the property. It was founded by Archer Milton Huntington, stepson of railroad magnate Collis Potter Huntington, and his wife Anna Hyatt Huntington to feature sculptures by Anna and her sister Harriet Hyatt along with other American sculptors. Brookgreen Gardens was opened in 1932, and is built on four former rice plantations, taking its name from the former Brookgreen Plantation.Wikipedia, the Gardens are featuring Lego sculptures built with 10’s of thousands of legos
March 5 – September 5 2016
Brookgreen Gardens hosts 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children’s author.
Low country ZoO
All of the native animals in the Lowcountry Zoo were either bred and raised in captivity or have sustained a major disability due to injury. In either case, these animals could not survive in the wild.
Bald Eagle in Zoo
On the way home next stop the National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Chincoteague, VA.