I am so excited about sharing where I live with you today. My family live outside Greenville, South Carolina which is in the northern part of the state. Here in South Carolina it is called the Upstate.
When most people think of South Carolina, they think of the beach and family travels to North Myrtle Beach about three hours away each fall. We have a great time there, but our part of the state has more rolling hills, river activities, and cities with wonderful cultural areas. If you want to play in the water near our town, you can go to downtown Greenville and play in the fountains beside the Reedy River. The fountains are one of JDaniel’s favorite places to play in the summertime. After visiting the fountains, you can walk down to the Children’s Garden in Linky Stone Park. It has a variety of plants for children to explore arranged in child friendly ways. There are areas set up to help you explore your five senses as well as plants for each letter of the alphabet. Once you have finished exploring downtown, you may want to head to the suburbs where we live and have some Carolina barbeque. My family loves to go to a local barbeque chain called Bucky’s. JDaniel and I took my mom there recently for her birthday. They offer ribs, chicken or pork along with your choice of twelve sides. We each selected pork barbeque this time. My mom selected baked and green beans. JDaniel and I had the macaroni and cheese and the sweet potato crunch. The sweet potato crunch is cream sweet potatoes with a brown sugar crunch. As I looked around the restaurant, I saw that most of the plates contained some of it. Sweet potatoes are very popular here in South Carolina. After a full meal,you might want to head home to take a nap. You have just had a busy morning taking in just a few of the wonderful things to do in Greenville, South Carolina.
Thank you, JDaniel4’s Mom, for this post. I think my kids would love that Children’s Garden in Linky Stone Park!
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MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.