We started off our 3rd and final full day in Myrtle Beach by checking out the Brookgreen Gardens. We had a simple but strategic plan of action for the morning, we started at the zoo, then worked our way back to the sculpture gardens.
We saw an actual Bald Eagle – so cool!
And a sculpture of one..
I think that is my favorite photo of my husband – ever. It seriously makes me laugh out loud haha.
We walked through a couple swamps
Look at this adorable bird. How cute is he?
We kept our eyes peeled for Poison Ivy – Lance was the master at spotting it on along the trails
We continued on our journey with hopes of seeing some gators, but no such luck.
But we did see an alligator sculpture!
After the zoo we walked along the Lowcountry Trail.
There were humongous Bald Cypress trees everywhere.
We also got to see some rice fields – also known as Carolina Gold.
They had massive irrigation systems in place to water the rice and we learned that many of the slaves that worked on plantations in this area had experience growing rice in their villages in Africa – this knowledge made them important to the South Caroline rice industry.
We made our way over to the sculpture gardens
There were lots of awesome sculptures, but these we two of my favorites:
Not sure why, but I totally love that one of the man wrestling the lion haha.
The entire area was swarming with butterflies. It was incredible!
Here is Lance gently touching the wing of a butterfly. He was so excited I got a picture of this lol.
After the gardens it was time for lunch! We hit up Dagwoods Deli on our way back to the hotel. Their sandwiches were ah-mazing. Lance got the Philly Cheesesteak
And I got the Dagwoods Dipper (hellooo cheese!) which is served with their dill mayonnaise. It had all the right components of a great sandwich, soft chewy bread, thinly sliced meat and melted cheese. Heaven. And judging by the size of the mayo container it was for dipping, but the idea of that freaked me out a little so I just slathered some of it on my sandwich. And the mayo was quite delicious, it had pickles and dill in it!
We spent the remainder of the afternoon enjoying the beach before dinner.
For our final dinner in Myrtle Beach was at Sea Captains House. The whole back half of the restaurant overlooked the beach. Such an amazing view!
We each started off with a bowl of the She Crab Soup. If I can find some fresh crab here in Arizona I plan to make this sometime this fall/winter. It is sooo yummy!
And some light and fluffy Hush Puppies. Believe it or not, I think this was my first experience eating hush puppies and I have the feeling that others have a lot to live up to cuz these were divine.
Lance ordered the seafood platter, which had a little bit of everything
And I had the Shrimp and Grits. I had been wanting to order them for pretty much every meal so far on the trip, so it was only right for me to enjoy them the last night for dinner
We ended the night with a nice walk on the beach I can’t get over how perfect the weather was and how warm the water is!
We had a truly wonderful trip to Myrtle Beach – it was fun for us West Coast folks to experience an East Coast beach! I’m glad I took home a couple of goodies like this Gullah Luv Seasoning that I can’t wait to try out!
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**Disclaimer: Some portions of this trip were sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau. I am not being compensated for anything written in this post and a positive review was not necessary. All thoughts and views included in this post about Myrtle Beach and associated places/activities are my own.**