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Boone Hall Plantations

Boone Hall Plantations was a beautiful place to visit just outside of downtown Charleston South Carolina, The live oaks lined drive in was swoon worthy enough without adding to the fact that Ryan gosling and Rachel Macadams  filmed the some of the most romantic scenes from the notebook on this site. That was mainly the reason why were marked this scenic homestead on our agenda of places to visit while in the charming city of Charleston, oh and because of the history. For more information about Boone Plantations visit Boone Hall Plantations website for more information of the rich history surrounding the property.

My cousin and I pranced around the acreage petting the horses and swooning over the venue that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were married. The salt marshes surrounding the property were absolutely stunning on this warm 65 and sunny January day. We went on multiple tours through the house (where photos are not allowed), through the slave cabins, and on to the plantations fully functioning farm operations. Today we embraced our inner tourist and took full advantage of the tours and amenities this place had to offer.

If you're ever in good ole Charleston SC and looking for something to do, swing by Boone hall, it won't disappoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip to the Mountains

Spending time with family is one of my favorite parts of winter break. It's unfortunate that loved ones live so far away, but it makes the time spent with them special and heartfelt .

My dads side of the family is from Canton North Carolina which is nestles in a quaint valley. This picturesque town is the quintessential idea of a mountain settlement. From my aunt’s front porch, she has stunning views of the blue ridge range, and of Cold Mountain where the movie was filmed. (fun fact) My aunts neighbor is actually a descendant of the man the movie and book was based around.

I enjoyed getting to photograph this place, and I took full advantage of the golden hour light coming over the mountain before the sun went down. We had a splendid time playing corn hole as the sun descended and the temperature might I add; unfortunately I was out of the tournament quickly because I lack basic hand eye coordination, however I did cheer from the sidelines like a NFL announcer. Like most people I wish I had more time to spend with my family, However I have heard that distance makes the heart grow founder.

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