Monday, October 1, 2012

Pillar of the Earth

Is this just a pit stop, or our final destination?
That was a very funny question coming from the back seat as we drove along the dusty, somewhat hidden entrance road leading to magnificent Angel Oak on John's Island, SC. Sometimes, for us this has been a picnic destination, and at other times we take a quick look-see on the way to Kiawah Island. It's 65 feet tall, and that alone is worth the drive! It's impossible to take a bad photo of this amazing tree. The light that filters through the leaves is gorgeous and truly inspiring. I always think of the extensive root structure anchoring this tree to the Lowcountry. Imagine how truly awesome it must appear to little ones. It looks as if it's holding up the sky.

Angel Oak provides shade for 17,000 square feet!
PMK tip: children are not allowed to sit on or climb the tree. Don't ask me how I know!
I recommend taking a picnic, like this quick grab-and-go assortment from Trader Joes. (insulated picnic bag from Coastal Cupboard).
Angel Oak
3688 Angel Oak Rd.
John's Island, SC 29455
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm
Free admission and free parking
picnic tables, limited snacks and drinks
public restroom
Winston says he approves, but dogs must be on a lead and are not allowed underneath the canopy of the tree.



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