It really was beautiful. The Butterfly House was whimsical. The Swamparium was
We didn't take a boat ride, though we definitely should have. Brad's a little frightful of canoes for some reason.
We took a walk on the train and it started to rain. Fortunately we were by a gazebo and we ducked in until the rain let up a little bit.
Then, Cypress Gardens became the mosquito jungle. It was insane! We probably looked ridiculous to boaters passing by as we practically ran through the trails, smacking each other and ourselves to get rid of the bugs.
|Tiny turtle on log|
I'd definitely like to go back some time, when it's less buggy (a.k.a. dry) so we can really enjoy the trails and take more pictures. I only took a few because of the rain.
Interesting side note, some of the movies The Patriot and The Notebook (and a couple others) were filmed at Cypress. Hm, I wonder if Mr. Ryan Gosling happened upon the same trails we did?
There are actually many places in South Carolina where movies have been filmed. Aside from the two I mentioned, Dear John was filmed here as well as some of Forrest Gump. Being the cheeseball that I am, I'd love to take a picture in one of those places that mimics a scene from the film.
Another fun fact, I was driving down the road one day, heading to Charleston, when what seemed like a hundred old-time cars were passing me going in the other direction. Come to find out they were the old cars that were brought in for The Notebook!
Tell me about a place you've been that a movie was filmed?