I just have to share with you, my readers, that this past Memorial Day Weekend, my husband and I spent the weekend in Columbia, SC for an American Legion Convention. Since my husband is a long-time member, we had to go, no problem! We had a great time!
As much as I love to crochet, I do occasionally need a day or two off. This was a much-needed time away from home. Of course, my husband did have me make him a crochet poppy flower to wear in his meetings. Showing off my crochet skills yet again! Gotta love a man that shows your work to everyone, showing how proud he is of you! woohoo!
Among the great things to do in Columbia, SC’s downtown area are visiting the Sheraton Hotel’s ROOFTOP bar for great views and cocktails. When you come, plan to include a Saturday in your stay. Saturdays the Main Street is closed to traffic and vendors line 3 blocks with foods, gifts, artists, there are so many wonderful scents to take in and the food selection is awesome!
I did find just one crochet related vendor among the Saturday Street Vendors. Sometimes at craft markets or street vendor days I’m not sure if I’m disappointed that there aren’t more sellers of the craft.
One of the restaurants that we hit up twice was Cantina 76 at Main Street and Lady Street. Mexican food done great! Service was terrific. The only issue I had was that the Fish taco is just two small fish pieces and jalapenos. I don’t eat jalapenos, so I asked for those to be removed, what I got was a soft tortilla with two small fried fish pieces. I was terribly disappointed. I asked for a traditional taco and just put the fish on top and was quite satisfied in the end!
The State House is at the end of the road and just before you get there, you’ll find a Halls Chophouse, we missed that, but the taco joint was good enough for us!
My husband surprised me with a new bracelet as an anniversary gift! Shock! It is very nice (I won’t go overboard on my enthusiasm).
Columbia, SC is also home of USC, University of South Carolina, there are many shops that sell things that say, “Go Cocks”, a little store in the hotel is called “Miss Cocky”, and a few other named stores reflective of the team mascot. So. if you get offended easily, don’t look! LOL!
So, if you are ever in the Columbia SC area, you’ve got to check out the downtown area. It is one of the MUST SEE areas of this lovely state. Next time, you’ve got to come to Charleston, SC! I live just outside of this quaint historic city.
Until next time!