I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about going to the governor’s mansion with his (Mark Sanford) recent transgressions. The outside and grounds were magnificent.
See that bubble-type thing? I have NO idea what it is! It’s not a sun flare and it wasn’t physically there when I took the picture and was not present on any other picture. Hmmmmm…..
Do you know why a lot of churches have a red door? I don’t. Let me know or I’ll google it.
Their dining area is fit for a king. It looks like a scene out of Southern Living.
There’s the governor. I feel sad every time I see him. His family must be hurting so much because of his actions.
Now that is some crown moulding!
There were many beautiful fabrics in the home.
The piano is filled with pictures of the Sanford family. Makes me sad. Did I already mention that?
After the mansion tour we headed over the state house. The grounds, as usual, were gorgeous. Hydrangeas are such a beautifully stunning flower that I was so happy to be able to capture.
See the columns? They are monolithic, meaning they came from one stone and are in one piece. Cool!
That is a faux-finish for the dome.
I had never seen real, live lobbyists in a lobby.
This is an old, old piece of stained glass mosaic art with the motto “Prepared in Mind and Resources” on it.
It was hot. Like, really hot. Charlie and a friend took a break in the shade.
Ahhhhh, can you smell that sweet fragrance?
There are many magnolia trees on the grounds. Their enormous flowers amaze me.
In the end, a good time was had by all. We learned a lot and the kids were happy to be on a field trip.