After doing a lot of driving along the Eastern Seaboard the last few days, seeing King Kong at a traffic intersection in Myrtle Beach, SC, provided some much needed comic relief!
We had been there about 25 or more years ago when camping across the street at Huntington Beach State Park. Coming back was like seeing it for the first time as our memories of our previous visit were dim! Knowing the magnificent sculpture gardens were listed as one of the Top Ten Sculpture Gardens in the country made it even more of a reason to stop again.
Samson and the Lion:
Janina: This sculpture of a Black African Rhino is for you in honor of your upcoming trip to Africa.
The largest sculpture at Brookgreen was Pegasus.
The sculpture of the three dancers, called Pas de Trois, was particularly alluring.
A carving of Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem The Cloud:
We decided not tot tread too close to the pond as the sign said it might include alligators and snakes.
In a massive park space, there were many more spectacular sculptures. This was called Time and the Fates of Man.
Christine: Our walk through the Domestic Animals of the Plantation section of the gardens made me think of you but there were no lambs for Mike to birth!
Leaving the Gardens, we still had a two hour drive to Charleston ahead of us. Nearing that fabulous city, we kept seeing stall after stall along Hwy. 17 set up to sell sweetgrass baskets during daylight hours. The city is famous for its handmade sweetgrass items. You'll see them in the next post.