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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 excellent 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 once 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’re in – celebration temper? princess temper? critical dialog temper? child partly temper? Their philosophy was posted on wall “Life is like an ice cream get pleasure from it earlier than it melts” and “Ice cream solves the whole lot”

Weezy’s has Hershey’s Ice Cream in quite a few flavors. The pleasant server tell us we might pattern any flavors we wished. 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’d 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 the whole lot for on a regular basis residing and army protection actions – together with medical and dental amenities, a barber store, kitchen amenities to feed 3500 people 4 meals a day and airplane launching and servicing amenities. We purchased tour tickets which allowed us to see additional elements of the boat. This was a captivating 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 defense 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 a captivating ship.

THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE– (a part of the Yorktown Plane Provider attraction) the Vietnam Conflict (1955 to 1975) is among the most painful intervals in United States historical past. As in most wars, many troopers had horrific experiences serving their nation. This was a struggle had little assist at residence, which tragically, resulted in little assist 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 obtained the help they wanted to transition again to civilian life. .

Helicopter in The Vietnam Expertise

The Vietnam Expertise first explains the struggle in a fascinating video. We then headed outdoors for a self-guided tour of outbuildings to indicate how the troopers lived in Vietnam – camp amenities like these the place the troopers stayed, simulated experiences to look at and a background of helicopter noises so actual I assumed they had been very near-by. This exhibit was very properly accomplished 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 every 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 massive scale tea rising facticity in the US. Previously a analysis facility for Lipton Tea. right this moment the plantation has over 125 acers of tea vegetation Camelia sinenis (natural tea will not 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 journey 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 unit. Sadly the manufacturing unit was not working right this moment, however we acquired 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 journey 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 sort of plant. About each 18 days the tops of the vegetation are eliminated by their “inexperienced big” tractor. The poundage collected was shockingly massive.

Charleston Tea Plantation vegetation 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 at all times thought it was a large flying insect). This park has a number of 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 sort 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 acquired 5 tastings, every with two to select from. I can actually say that of all of the wineries now we have 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 isn’t well worth the journey,

ANGEL OAK –– I’ve seen a number of previous 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 very cool tree!)

Angel Oak


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