Sunday, November 26, 2006

Boone Hall Plantation

This is Boone Hall Plantation; also where they filmed Allie's home in the movie The Notebook! It was such a great tour as it is still a working plantation producing pecans (back in the day it was mainly cotton). The scenery with the forever long oak lined road to enter is just breathtaking and the 9 slave cabins which are still in their original state were great reminders of a gone era. It still awes me that this happened here in the USA--wow! We visited here while on our trip to Charleston,SC for Thanksgiving. I love Southern history b/c my dad grew up on a Southern cotton farm (which we also had a family reunion there while in SC). I took lots of pics of my kids pickin' cotton and pig pikn' at the family reunion and of course, didn't forget pics of our confederate relatives graves! To which my dad and Ed's dad will be very proud. Ed's dad bought me a huge confederate flag to hang out front for 4th of July and keeps asking me why it isn't out. He always says "the South will rise again!" and he means it! Same family that made me dance to Hank's "It's a FAmily Tradition" at the last family wedding--seriously--they are such a trip! His other favorite question is "why haven't you registered with the DAughters of the Confederacy" yet? LOL!!! They gave us roots and wings! I will post these pics and blog more later.

1 comment:

Shell in the City said...

Great picture! I've been there as well! My brother played an Easter bluegrass concert there about 5 years ago!! Have you seen Roy's house? He told me that he's been there a lot recently! I love Charleston!! I wish we could have a reunion there with everyone from the old Charlotte days!

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