Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day One in Greenville

Good afternoon from Greenville.
It is a beautiful day here. My day started with a much needed sleeping in, followed by a complimentary Hilton breakfast of a sausage biscuit with grape jelly and a banana. Following breakfast, I took a shower and got ready for a day in the Downtown area. We headed to the zoo first. It was great and very reasonably priced at $6 an adult. We saw some cute elephants and a tiny baby monkey as well as an orangutuan. The zoos in every city we vacation to are so much nicer than Atlanta's.
After the zoo, we traveled further into Downtown and walked through Falls Park on the Reedy River. I took some great pictures of a cable bridge and arch bridge that will do really well for my fourth graders who are completing their bridge unit. The downtown area is very cute and really growing. The landscaping is awesome. Furman University backs up to the downtown area. We had "lunch" at a place named Spill the Beans. They take the Marble Slab concept a step further - you pick vanilla or chocolate frozen yogurt or ice cream as your base and then toppings of your choice. They blend it together in what looks like a blender but doesnt cause the ice cream to lose its solid form. Sooooo good. I had vanilla with peanut butter and oreo. Brad had chocolate with cookie dough and oreo. We walked further into town and went into a chocolate kitchen where we talked with the owners who have been married for forty four years. We ended up giving them some business through the purchase of a white chocolate covered pretzel for each of us and a peanut butter cup for Brad. Finally, we made it back to the parking deck.
On our way back into the hotel, we stopped at the Shopping Mall across the street. Our legs have done some major walking. We are resting in the hotel room now and have reservations at the Overlook Grill at 7pm. My friend Lindsay recommended it as she had her rehearsal dinner there. It overlooks the Reedy River. Very pretty.
Tomorrow will most likely bring finding the Mice on Main and a continued search for a Greenville SC Christmas ornament. Everywhere that Brad and I have traveled together we have bought a Christmas tree ornament for. No sign of one today. And of course tomorrow we will celebrate one year of marriage!!!!

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