Aug 30, 2008

Cyrpess Gardens - Charleston, SC

We recently took a tour through the beautiful Cypress Garden. Scenes from three major motion pictures have been recorded at this location:

The Patriot - Mel Gibson civil war movie.
The Notebook - AWWWWW
Swamp Thing - They say it's still out there!!

We thought it was a very nice place, and LeeAnn and I encourage you to go, if you are ever presented with the opportunity.

It cost 10 dollars per person to get in. The attractions include a few small aquariums/live animal exhibits, a walking path, and a guided (and/or self guided) boat tour through the swamp.

The boat swamp tour is the main event, and it alone with worth the 10 dollar admission. They give you your own boat to paddle around in, Or you can take the guided tour and have someone paddle you around.

I think you are presented with a lot more information on the guided tour, but you have to squeeze into a boat with a dozen southerners, in a swamp, on a South Carolina summer day. Sounds awesome. Maybe next time....

Anyway, here are a few snapshots:

Oh black water, keep on [stagnant], Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me!
Don't make eye contact!!

These yahoos seemed to think it was a race!


  1. Wow! Nice pictures. Looks like fun!
    And you got to take home a duck for dinner too!

    Sweet Southern Hospitality!


    Great photos!

    P.S. I think the word you were looking for was "crickey." :)

  3. Hmmmmmmm... Websters definition:


    Main Entry: cri·key


    also crick·ey \ˈkri-kē\

    Function: interjection

    Etymology: euphemism for Christ

    Date: 1838

    —used as a mild oath