Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vacation Day 6 - Going Home

We had a late flight so after checking out we had lunch and then went to Boone Hall Plantation. Didn't know it until we toured the house but the North and South tv series was filmed here, it was Allie Hamilton's summer home in The Notebook, and another movie called Queen, it was Haley Berry's first movie. Also, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds was married there last year.

The southern oak trees. Oh. My. Gosh. Absolutely gorgeous. These were over 300 years old and can live up to 600 years.

We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the house and only toured the bottom floor. The family still uses the house when they are in town. This house is the 3rd one built since the original house.

Cotton gin.

One out of the 9 slave houses still standing. There were 27 back in the day. I cried going through and reading about the slaves. 16 people lived in one house.

I can't even imagine.

After the house tour we toured the grounds. It is still a working plantation. They grow vegetables and have fruit trees and they have pumpkins for the pumpkin patch in the fall.

We headed to the airport after the plantation. There were storms popping up and we were just hoping to get out of town. They were canceling flights, connecting flights mainly, left and right. We had a non stop flight, thank you very much. At one time my weather app went ballistic with a tornado warning. We weren't getting any instructions from the airport people to take cover so we didn't worry about it. Our flight was delayed several hours but we were finally allowed to board and headed home. We flew out of DFW so we still had a 2 hour drive to get home. 30 minutes out of the airport, we run over something and our tire starts going flat. We were able to get off the interstate, thank goodness, and pulled in at a convenience store.

The kids were pooped.

I'm glad he was in the car when it happened. And yes he knows how to change a flat :). He couldn't see where the jack had to go so I looked in the manual. I just left it on the ground. He said I took away his man card after I posted this pic on Facebook and people were giving him a hard time.

We eventually got home after midnight. It was a fun trip but we were glad to be back home.

Until next time ~ Stacy

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