Thursday, November 7, 2019

Delightful Raindrops

Just some photos from a recent Sunday morning walk through the botanical gardens following a rain storm.

After the rain, we need to pay extra attention when walking so we don't accidentally step on one of these guys!
Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

Monday, November 4, 2019

Old Mill Brewpub

The Old Mill Brewpub in located in our downtown of Lexington, SC. 
As you may have guessed, it is in an old mill that has been around since the late 1890s as a cotton mill.
With great rustic finishes.
It offers comfortable, casual dining.
Local artwork is on display and available for purchase.
The bar is super charming being a building within a building. A bottle of water is provided when you sit down.
When at pub restaurants, we order a flight of beer so we don't have to decide on one.
We chose the following (the first 2 were brewed on site).

Cookie and Cream Milk Stout
12 Mile Oatmeal Porter
NoDa Gordgeous Pumpkin Spice Ale (Charlotte, NC)
Lone Rider Sweet Josie Brown Ale (Raleigh, NC)
Sycamore Mountain Candy IPA (Charlotte, NC)

The cookies and cream milk stout was my favorite! We both really enjoyed the 12 mile oatmeal porter and the Lone Rider ale as well.

For lunch I always order the Farmer's Daily. A wrap with grilled portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, red pepper hummus, cucumbers and baby spinach tossed in a poppy seed vinaigrette. They have some of the best fries around here, spiced perfectly.
Jim indulged in the Brisket Melt with horseradish chive white cheddar, caramelized onion, hopped mayo on an onion roll. The sweet potato fries are embellished with cinnamon.

I hope you enjoyed this look at the local brewpub. Definitely recommended if coming to town. Prices are very reasonable.

If you go, located at:
711 East Main Street
Lexington, SC

Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Fun at the Farmers Market

There is a quite a display of creepy clowns, freaky children and spooky skeletons this year at the State Farmers Market in Columbia, SC.
The organizers here must have a blast setting up these animated, disturbing objects! I wonder how many little kids have nightmares after seeing these.

Happy Halloween! Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

Monday, October 28, 2019

Scarecrows in The Garden

Scarecrows in The Garden is an annual quirky exhibit.
Local families, business, organizations and classrooms can create a scarecrow to display at the Robert Mills House in the Historic District of Columbia, SC.

I neglected to take photos of the tags hence I only remember the names of a few. You may have guessed this one, Frida.
The Addams Family.

This amusing one is Stand Up Comedian. Around him are family friendly jokes like "Was out to dinner with a scarecrow the other night, he didn't eat much. He was already stuffed!"

This pretty one is titled Of The Earth.
 The originality is marvelous here.
Here is Poncho.
A couple of them were having difficulty staying up right like this unicorn person.

I hope you were amused by these!

We also went to the zoo this weekend. Decorations were up for Boo at The Zoo.
The witch hats are lanterns which must look really cool at night.
The dinosaur exhibit is still here so this big guy is appropriate.
Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

Friday, October 25, 2019

A Seibels House and Garden Visit

These photos of the Seibels House and Garden were taken back in the summer.
This is always my favorite garden to visit. The botanical gardens nearby are amazing but this little garden is full of charm and unruliness that I adore.

It is constantly changing.

Lilies scream summer!
Photos of white flower rarely come out for me. These below are really unique.
A wedding was being prepared for this perfect Saturday.

I hope you enjoyed this garden as much as we did!

If you go, located at:
1601 Richland Street
Columbia, SC

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val