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Angel Oak, Tea Plantation and Firefly Distillery
September 19- Tuesday – We will visit three venues in the South Charleston Area. We will leave Lowes parking lot at 8:00. Our first stop will be the 1400 year old Angel Oak on John’s Island. This Oak is 66 feet tall, 28 feet in circumference, has a limb-spread of 187’ with numerous branches drooping to the ground. Wide angle lenses are important and panoramic shots are worth trying. Tripods are recommended. Following that we will go to The Charleston Tea Plantation which was established in 1985. Here they grow tea trees and process the leaves for tea. The trees should be in bloom which attracts butterflies. We will take a 45 minute trolley tour through the plantation and visit the orchards, the processing plant and the sales facility. We will eat a box lunch in their picnic area. A variety of sandwiches will be available which we will select from a menu in advance. The drinks will, of course, be ice tea. The cost of the trolley tour and the box lunch is $25. We will then proceed to the Firefly Distillery to see their legal moonshine being crafted. Tastings of their vodkas are available for $6 which will get us ready for the drive home. We will leave Firefly by 3:00 to be back at Lowes by 5:00. We will leave Lowes at 8:00 and will return at 5:00
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