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By: leelefever on December 21, 2005 - 5:20am

I almost killed us yesterday.  We were on the way to the Magnolia Plantation just outside of Charleston and I was driving.  In the middle of telling a story, I looked up and the cars had stopped in front of us a bit unexpectedly, at least for me. I slammed on the breaks and ended up turning off the road (crossing the other lane) into a parking lot.  All was well, but Sachi now insists "No more telling stories- you just drive". I agree.

The Plantation has something I had never encountered before- a "Swamp Garden".  It sounds appealling eh?  It was pretty cool, I'd have to say. In the summer crocodiles live in the swamp and the scenery is somehow beautifully decayed.  Things seem to rot and be teeming with life at the same time.  What's a visit to SC without a Swamp Garden tour anyway?




By: Austin Tisdale (not verified) on December 21, 2005 - 7:30am


Hey, I was wondering if you happened upon a Swamp-donkey while you were walking around?! Those animals can show up in the strangest places!

By: leelefever on December 21, 2005 - 7:33am
Austin? It's so good to hear from you man. Nope, I think think swamp donkeys actually flee the swamps at an early age and wander the earth. Austin, email us using the contact us form at the top, I'd love to catch up...
By: Katie Berry (not verified) on December 28, 2005 - 3:49pm
so, Bruce and I were looking at your swamp pictures. What exactly is the green lima bean looking things hanging around that tree branch???????? And Bruce said to tell Austin hello for him.
By: leelefever on December 29, 2005 - 7:00am
Hey Katie and Bruce! The little green things are called "duck weed". That picture is an extreme close-up, so each little green thing is less like a lima bean and more like small rice crispy. It was great to see you guys. Have a Happy New Year...
By: Keith (not verified) on August 31, 2006 - 5:26am
Hi guys, I love the site - just stumbled over it and have been enchanted with your video, pictures and text. You both make a good couple together, hope life stays fun forever. Keith