Saturday, March 3, 2012

Greenville Road Trip!!!!

We haven't done anything out of the box over the past few weekends. We've either had something going on or the hubbs has been working some of the weekend or we simply were to exhausted from the work week that we just stayed home. That all changed this weekend neither of us had plans no work for the hubbs and we were in need of some US time out of the city.
We decided to take a mini road trip to a local city by the name of Greenville. Its about 1 & 1/2 - 2 hours away from Columbia The forecast was not looking good for Columbia so I was a bit worried about how it would be on our drive and in Greenville seeings we would be spending the day outside.
Thankfully the skies were beautiful & clear for the most part through out our whole day. I was so happy this little trip is what kept me going through out the whole week.

We spent the day down town on Main Street were there are loads of shops and restaurants to check out. We did a lot of window shopping and people watching, which is always fun. We did pick up a few goodies here and there to bring back with us to remember our little trip.

Also included was a stop at two different Cupcake shops that I had happen to come across when doing alittle research online. Gigi's Cupcake was the best out of the two. The cupcakes were ginormous with loads of icing piled 2+ inches high. I tried the Banana Cream Pie ~ a yellow cake w/ a vanilla filling, topped w/ banana frosting, crushed vanilla wafers & a wafer on top. It was beyond fabulous and I didn't leave a crumb behind. The hubbs tried the Kentucky Bourbon Pie~ a bourbon cake w/ pecans & chocolate chips, a cream cheese frosting w/ pecans & chocolate chips drizzled in caramel & ganache. His as well was super yummy, from what he said I didn't get a chance to try it since I was to wrapped up in mine.

Chocolate Moose was the the other Cupcake shop we stopped at. The cupcakes themselves were quite disappointing from the way they looked. I'm no cupcake pro by any means and these seriously looked like something I would have made. lol Don't get me wrong they tasted really good but if I had to pick between the two I'd go with Gigi's for sure.
We decided to take home four different flavors red velvet, white cake with choc. frosting, white cake with white frosting & french toast  flavored.

Next to Chocolate Moose was a little boutique called The Barkery Bistro, all for the four legged fur babies. It was a lot like the Pupcakes Pet Boutique that we have here in FivePoints. With all the accessories you need, clothes for your pouches, food and much more. Even a full on our bakery with home made goodies for the pups. Keeping up with the cupcake theme of our trip we decided to pick up two cupcakes to take home to the pups, a pink for Bailey and blue for Dingo.

We had a early dinner at a local joint called Sticky Fingers. OMG yall I've been craving some yummy BBQ since we moved here to the South but just have not found that one place that's over the top amazing yet. This did it, mouth watering good old southern bbq along side coleslaw, a baked potato  and of course some SWEET TEA. I was in heaven yall and could have possibly had a 2nd plate. Ok Ok not really I was totally stuffed but it was pretty fabulous.

 Falls Park on the Reedy is a beautiful park located at the end of Main Street. We made our way down there after doing a bit of "shopping" and took in the views all around. The Liberty Bridge is 345 ft long, 12 ft wide & 8 inches thick, the concrete reinforced deck is supported by a single suspension cable. The bridge has a similar structural concept as other bridges built in Europe however there is nothing like it in the United States. When you stand still you can feel the bridge moving under your feet. It made me kinda nervous because we were up so high. It almost looks like its floating on air.

MICE ON MAIN ~ based on the book, "Goodnight Moon" by: Margaret Wise Brown.
There are 9 bronze mice along Main street, while strolling down Main street you will see them randomly placed. They make up a family and tell a story its pretty fun to try and figure out. I printed out the clue sheet before we left and although we only ended up finding 3 out of the nine (we didn't put 100% effort into it) it was still alot of fun searching for them. When we go back we will for sure keep a eye out for the other 6.

We had a absolutely wonderful time and it was just what we needed. To get away from Columbia and have a change of scenery and some time together away from the rest of the world.
I am quite jealous of the yummy restaurants that are in Greenville that aren't in Columbia. Its quite depressing seeings that Colu. is the capitol of South Carolina.
A few weeks to go and we will be making a trip to Charlotte to celebrate the hubbs graduation I'm pretty excited!!!!

~DAY 142~


momto8 said...

what a fun road trip.. good for you guys! looks and sounds like you had a great time together!! lucky you!
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Have a happy week!!

Brittany said...

How FUN! Those cupcakes look so yummy and I love your yellow purse!

lilmoomoo said...

awww looks like you all had fun!!
I've been to greenville a couple times, but always to go visit friends at Furman University! :)
Those cupcakes look AMAZING!!

And girl, you are so right. Sticky Fingers is some of the best BBQ I have ever had in my life.

Glad you had a good weekend with your love!!

Mrs. Robinson said...

maaaaan! We went to Greenville on part of our little road trip...and I saw one little mouse! I took a picture of it, but I had no idea there were more!! Wish I would have read this sooner, haha.

Glad y'all had a good time!

Pamela said...