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Weezy’s Ice Cream and Cocktails (Yorktown Plane Provider, Laffy Destroyer, Vietnam Expertise, Angel Oak, Charleston Tea Firm, Deep Water Vineyard, Palmetto Island County Park)


December 10, 2022

Weezy’s Ice Cream and Cocktails, John’s Island, South Carolina

Weezy’s Ice Cream (I used the apostrophe within the identify as a result of it’s their social media identify. the store signal didn’t embody the apostrophe) has an amazing mixture – ice cream and alcoholic beverages- what extra might I need? The store has an ice cream counter as you enter and a bar towards the again.

It was early afternoon after we entered and two women had been already having fun with drinks on the bar. There have been loads of tables and chairs accessible to go well with what each temper you might be in – celebration temper? princess temper? critical dialog temper? child partly temper? Their philosophy was posted on wall “Life is like an ice cream take pleasure in it earlier than it melts” and “Ice cream solves all the pieces”

Weezy’s has Hershey’s Ice Cream in quite a few flavors. The pleasant server tell us we might pattern any flavors we needed. I attempted Key Lime Pie, which was good, however I didn’t just like the graham cracker crust items in it. I selected Midnight Peanut Butter Marshmallow (chocolate and peanut butter ice cream swirled with marshmallow and chocolate ribbons). The parts had been beneficiant and I completely loved it. If I had extra time, I might have had a cocktail with it!

Weexy’s Ice Cream

Within the space:

YORKTOWN AIRCRAFT CARRIER – constructed throughout WWI, this ship was launched in 1943 and decommissioned on 1947. It was recommissioned in 1953 and at last taken out of service in 1970. It now lives in Charleston Harbor in, South Carolina so folks like me (and also you) can tour its many decks. It has all the pieces for on a regular basis residing and army protection actions – together with medical and dental services, a barber store, kitchen services to feed 3500 people 4 meals a day and airplane launching and servicing services. We purchased tour tickets which allowed us to see further elements of the boat. This was an interesting place – a should see in Charleston.

Yorktown Plane Provider
anchor room of The Yorktown Plane Provider
one of many Yorktown’s many staircases

USS LAFFY – (a part of Yorktown Plane Provider attraction) Plane carriers normally journey with a destroyer for cover and assist when wanted. On show subsequent to the Yorktown was the USS Laffy Destroyer nicknamed ‘The Ship that Wouldn’t Die’ from her D-Day experiences. Touring this ship begins with a video we watched whereas sitting in a decent space the place crewman labored. This ship was repeatedly bombed, however didn’t sink. Fascinating story aboard an interesting ship.

THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE– (a part of the Yorktown Plane Provider attraction) the Vietnam Battle (1955 to 1975) is among the most painful durations in United States historical past. As in most wars, many troopers had horrific experiences serving their nation. This was a struggle had little help at residence, which tragically, resulted in little help to the returning army women and men. The troopers weren’t solely denied a hero’s welcome after they got here residence, many by no means acquired the help they wanted to transition again to civilian life. .

Helicopter in The Vietnam Expertise

The Vietnam Expertise first explains the struggle in a charming video. We then headed outdoors for a self-guided tour of outbuildings to indicate how the troopers lived in Vietnam – camp services like these the place the troopers stayed, simulated experiences to observe and a background of helicopter noises so actual I assumed they had been very near-by. This exhibit was very properly executed and it gave me a brand new understanding and deep respect for the troopers who served in Vietnam as properly at different wars.

CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION, Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina.- Tea is a type of issues most of us see day by day, some people drink it sizzling or iced Extra importantly, some use inexperienced tea to taste ice cream. I knew nothing about how tea was grown or processed till I toured the Charleston Tea Plantation.

The Charleston Tea Plantation is the one giant scale tea rising facticity in the USA. Previously a analysis facility for Lipton Tea. at the moment the plantation has over 125 acers of tea crops Camelia sinenis (natural tea shouldn’t be actually tea), and a facility to course of the harvest. The tour is made up of a self guided video tour of the processing facility and a bus trip across the grounds.

The self-guided tour of the manufacturing facility tour included movies that defined how tea leaves are processed to make black tea, inexperienced tea and oolong tea. The movies are arrange subsequent to home windows of the particular course of traces within the manufacturing facility. Sadly the manufacturing facility was not working at the moment, however we received a good suggestion of the way it runs by way of the movies.

Charleston Tea processing room

The second a part of the tour was a trolley trip with a information. As we rode by way of the plantation, our information defined the rising and harvesting of the tea. All tea comes from the identical kind of plant. About each 18 days the tops of the crops are eliminated by their “inexperienced large” tractor. The poundage collected was shockingly giant.

Charleston Tea Plantation crops lately harvested

This tour was pleasant and I realized tons a couple of beverage I don’t drink. A particular go to within the Charleston space.

PALMETTO ISLAND COUNTY PARK – a palmetto is a kind of lovely palm tree (being a northerner, I all the time thought it was an enormous flying insect). This park has numerous these bushes and is good place to stroll round – we adopted the Nature Path on Palmetto Island which began with a boardwalk and continued on a brief path across the island. There was some form of dung alongside the boardwalk that we couldn’t determine, and loads of herons and white birds. The path was an pleasant stroll.

DEEP WATER VINEYARD – Wadmalow Island, South Carolina – We went right here since we had been within the space after visiting the tea plantation. After paying an excessive amount of for a tasting, we waited on a line to enter a tasting room. With a big group we received 5 tastings, every with two to select from. I can truthfully say that of all of the wineries we’ve been to, this was the primary to take all of the enjoyable out of wine tasting. I discovered this to be one huge vacationer entice that’s not definitely worth the journey,

ANGEL OAK –– I’ve seen numerous outdated bushes in my days, however that is the primary with a safety guard and a present store. It simply goes to show assume you can also make something a vacationer cease when you promote sufficient. Good factor it was free (and it was a extremely cool tree!)

Angel Oak
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