Tuesday at the Beach

There was a small but very well done museum at Atalaya Castle with exhibits about the Huntingtons’ life away from the beach there. Both in the castle and in the museum there was lots of information about how much they loved their dogs, and several pictures of Jean Smith, who cared for the dogs wherever the Huntingtons took them for many years. We thought that sounded like a pretty cool job for an animal lover.

When we left the state park, we took time to drive down to the entrance to Brookgreen Gardens, where we were visiting the next day with our whole group. The Huntingtons had developed the gardens to display not only Anna’s sculptures, but those of many other artists. This sculpture is right at the entrance as you turn off the highway, and it was in fact created by Anna. Pretty impressive, to say the least.