Saturday, March 29, 2014

House Hunters - SC Edition

Tuesday night we realized we could both leave town for a couple of days so we quickly made plans and arrived in Greenville, South Carolina late Wednesday night. Eight hours is a long car ride but thanks to cell phones (and lots of practice during interview season) we got a lot accomplished! Plus going to Greenville you lose an hour - it's going to be strange being in a different time zone than everyone we know!

It's a very odd feeling visiting a place and knowing it will be your home in a couple of months. Whenever we travel I always imagine what it would be like to live in that place, but this is a whole new ball game! When we were in Greenville in December we both loved the town but it never crossed my mind that we'd live there. I don't know why - since when you go on a job interview the logical thought process would be that you may move there!

Greenville is so beautiful, clean and friendly. It is by far the best downtown I've ever experienced with small town Southern charm and everything you'd find in a much bigger city. You can tell everyone there takes great pride in the downtown. It's not just touristy - it's very much a part of everyday life. There's even an Anthropology downtown - I've never seen one outside a mall. Restaurants, breweries, shops, every sort of business, an old-timely general store and a beautiful park complete with a suspension bridge and waterfalls! This picture is on top of the bridge overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy.

We may not be able to eat at all the amazing restaurants here in just four years. But we will have fun trying! We had Trio for lunch, Smoke on the Water for happy hour and supper at Blue Ridge Brewery. Our eating out strategy is to have drinks and appetizer then split an entre. The spicy crab dip at Smoke was amazing! I can see many nights on their patio in the future.

Thursday night was the season opener of Music on Main. So we caught the free trolley from the West End and watched a bit.

We looked at houses and have met some really nice people. We know what area we would ideally like to be in - close to the hospital and close to downtown. We drove by Greenville Health Systems and took a few photos (of course). The highlight for me was meeting a friend from college, Pace, for coffee Friday morning! I don't think we've seen each other in at least five years but we picked right back up like we were back in Martin-Stockard! This trip made us even more excited about our upcoming move. I know we will really miss our wonderful friends, family and friends who are like family in Jackson! 

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