While Father John spent the day filming at Holy Ascension yesterday, the children and I visited Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. We spent some time this past school year studying Harriet Turman and the Underground Railroad, so I was pleased to make this trip to tie everything we read about to a place that we could actually visit. The nature available for us to observe was astounding. There were herons, alligators, peacocks, guinea hens, turtles, and more. It was also lovely to see the plantation home on this vast property. If you get a chance to visit Charleston, this is an excellent place to stop.