Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Be a Tourist - Mepkin Abbey

Last Friday, Mom and Dad met me and the boys at Mepkin Abbey.  It is a Trappist Monastery in Moncks Corner.  You may have seen it on the news last year.  PETA made a huge stink over the monks raising chickens for egg production.  Needless to say, the monastery no longer produces eggs but has moved on to honey and mushrooms.  Anywho, we were out there in the morning and it was absolutely gorgeous - right on the Cooper River, sun shining through the oaks, and no noise.  We opted out of the tour that included a noon-day prayer service.  I figured two rowdy boys would not be appreciated in a quiet service.  We stayed in the gardens and wondered around.

View of the Cooper River
Helping Banks down the stairs - he now thinks he is suppose to step down them like a big boy instead of sliding on his stomach - He thinks he's 3 like his brother!
Hughes thought these tombstones were pretty cool.
PopPop and Banks going on a little walk.
This is the best I could do to get a picture of both boys together - will I ever get a decent one?

After Mepkin Abbey, we stopped by Delta Pharmacy so that Dad could visit with some pharmacist friends.  We, then, decided to hit Cypress Gardens. - next blog!

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