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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Band at the Saturday Market

The band at the Saturday Market was entertaining. In addition the blue berries and tomatoes we purchased were very good.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Sculptures at Greenville Airport

I made a business trip this week to Chicago. Traveling from Greenville's Airport is a pleasure compared to airports in many other cities. It is a short 11 mile drive to the airport from downtown Greenville. Once at the airport the security lines are rarely a problem. I left home 90 minutes before the flight departed. This was plenty of time to make the drive, eat a hamburger, and take some photos of the sculptures at the Greenville Airport.

The small photo on the right is of downtown Chicago as taken from the top of the Sears Tower.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Full service gas station

Even though living downtown has cut our gas consumption significantly we still have to get gas on occasion. We looked around and found a full service gas station just a few blocks from Main Street. The service station is called Seymore's and has been in business for 60 years. It has been in the same family for that complete time. The founder's son waited on us.

The address is 98 Cleveland Street. It is at the intersetion of University Ridge and Cleveland. The name of the business if Syemore's Inc. The phone number is (864) 235-8962.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Saturday Market

We stopped by the Carolina First Saturday Market and were very please with what we found. You might want to go early to beat the heat. For a complete list of times and to see if musical quest are scheduled click on the following link:

Carolina First Saturday Market

The location is on East Court Street where it itersects with Main Street.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Wine Cafe

We had an outstanding dinner Thursday night at "The Wine Cafe at Northampton Wines". It definitely belongs in the fine dining category. The wine store is very impressing and received some of our money as well. They are just two blocks off of Main Street and an important location for those living downtown in Greenville. You can browser their website by clicking on the following link:

The Wine Cafe at Northampton Wines

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Peace Center amphitheater

When living downtown in Greenville it is a short stroll to the Peace Center amphitheater where the City of Greenville presents bands weekly. The crowd enjoyed the band and the weather.

Falls Cottage

Falls Cottage is one of the great landmarks in downtown Greenville. My wife especially likes the restaurant. Falls Cottage has an outstanding view of Falls Park on the Reedy River.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Boxes in the kitchen

As in any move there is that timeframe when boxes are in the kitchen and you are not yet unpacked. During this time we have enjoyed eating out at several restaurants downtown in Greenville. However the three we have enjoyed the most are: Two Chefs to Go, Latitude, and Augusta Grill. Technically Augusta Grill is not downtown but it is close enough and good enough that I thought it should be mentioned. We also have eaten at Stick Fingers, Quiznos subs, and Senor wraps.

Monday, August 08, 2005

No more commute

One of the best parts of living downtown in Greenville has to be saying good bye to the daily commute. Compared to other cities Greenville has a short commute. However, I estimate that instead of commuting 40 to 60 minutes daily I will stroll to the office and back in about 20 minutes. My stroll my take a little longer if I linger at Port City Java, Joel's Java, or one of the restaurant's serving breakfast.

There are some who would want me to point out the benefits of not driving a car (i.e. gas savings and no emissions). There are others (my wife) who would want me to point out the health benefits of walking daily. However, what I like is more time to sleep in the morning and less stress from the drive.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Construction at Riverplace

Riverplace is across the Reedy River from the Peace Center. It is also next to Falls Park on the Reedy River. There is a lot of investment going on downtown in Greenville. The advertising states: "RiverPlace is a $65-million, mixed use, three-phase project. The largest single development in downtown history".

For more information click on the following link.

The Terrace at Riverplace

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

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