Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Weezy’s Ice Cream and Cocktails (Yorktown Plane Service, 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 important mixture – ice cream and alcoholic beverages- what extra might I would like? 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 girls had been already having fun with drinks on the bar. There have been loads of tables and chairs out there to swimsuit what each temper you might be in – occasion 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 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 eventually 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 of us 4 meals a day and airplane launching and servicing services. We purchased tour tickets which allowed us to see further components of the boat. This was an enchanting place – a should see in Charleston.

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

USS LAFFY – (a part of Yorktown Plane Service attraction) Plane carriers often 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 good space the place crewman labored. This ship was repeatedly bombed, however didn’t sink. Fascinating story aboard an enchanting ship.

THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE– (a part of the Yorktown Plane Service attraction) the Vietnam Warfare (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 warfare had little help at house, which tragically, resulted in little help to the returning army women and men. The troopers weren’t solely denied a hero’s welcome once they got here house, 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 warfare in a fascinating video. We then headed exterior 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 look at and a background of helicopter noises so actual I believed they had been very near-by. This exhibit was very nicely accomplished and it gave me a brand new understanding and deep respect for the troopers who served in Vietnam as nicely at different wars.

CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION, Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina.- Tea is a kind of issues most of us see each day, some of us drink it scorching 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 US. Previously a analysis facility for Lipton Tea. in the present day 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 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 strains within the manufacturing facility. Sadly the manufacturing facility was not working in the present day, however we acquired a good suggestion of the way it runs by the movies.

Charleston Tea processing room

The second a part of the tour was a trolley trip with a information. As we rode by 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 vegetation are eliminated by their “inexperienced big” tractor. The poundage collected was shockingly giant.

Charleston Tea Plantation vegetation just lately harvested

This tour was pleasant and I discovered 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 sort of lovely palm tree (being a northerner, I at all times thought it was a large flying insect). This park has plenty of these timber 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 type of dung alongside the boardwalk that we couldn’t establish, and loads of herons and white birds. The path was an pleasurable 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 we now have been to, this was the primary to take all of the enjoyable out of wine tasting. I discovered this to be one massive vacationer entice that isn’t definitely worth the journey,

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

Angel Oak

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