Our third day in the Holy City started out with a walk down the Battery coveting all the gorgeous houses along the way. Of course, we stopped at admired the famous Rainbow Row and learned that these pastel-painted homes were worth around $3mil a piece! My favorite house was the pink house towards the end of the street. So historic, so charming, and so architecturally significant, the sideways mansion has gorgeous Iconic columns and pediments over the windows. We wondered why they were situated perpendicular to the water and were told it was to (1) allow the offshore breeze to run the length of the porches, and (2) to minimize a historic tax that was levied on the street frontage of a building. Interesting, right? The park towards the edge of the water was gorgeous. I stopped a posed for a picture!
Then, we headed to Hominy Grill for lunch. We stood in line for about 45 minutes, but the food was totally worth the rate. We had boiled peanuts as a munch-on appetizer and then the best fried green tomatoes I’d ever eaten. Then, for the main course we split some vegetables and a Charleston Nasty biscuit with sausage gravy for the main course. Man, was it good.
We left there and headed to Cypress Gardens, where multiple movies such as The Patriot and The Notebook were filmed. It was as beautiful as I imagined. I felt like we were stars in our own movie! We took a boat tour around the black water swamp and it was simply lovely. We even saw a gator swim about ten feet from us!
We had dinner at Magnolias, which is pretty popular among the residents. We ended up splitting a bunch of stuff including chicken ‘n dumplings and a few homemade sides. It was perfect!