Myrtle Beach is a great place for spring and summer break

April 24, 2014
Myrtle Beach is a pretty popular place for the south. It has miles of sand, a lot of restaurants and entertainment. With many available  accommodations, rides and eateries, it's no surprise that college students love to come here. 
 

Snow Day in Florence, South Carolina - January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014
It rarely snows in Florence, SC but last night it did. The weather channel was accurate in their predictions and all the schools and most of the businesses are also closed for today. Most residents are staying inside. 

Since it usually only snows once a year around here (if we're lucky), most of us really appreciate it. Of course, it makes driving a lot more dangerous but as long as we know to stay indoors before the sleet starts, we should be okay. My husband didn't work today so we played in...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 16, 2014 at Francis Marion University

January 17, 2014
We had an unexpected theme this week at our home. A few days ago my husband and I watched the movie The Butler and felt really moved by the courage of a few who stood up for the millions in order to get equality. One of those figures in the movie is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A couple of days letter, I received a flyer in the mail about a public celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the local university and I felt that I must attend.
 
It was held at the Chapman Auditorium inside of Fra...
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Golden Dragon is a good deal but food is really sweet

January 12, 2014
I like Chinese food but I feel like the Chinese food restaurants around Florence, SC are all overly sweet for my taste. A lot of the dishes are filled with a lot of sweet sauces that make it really overbearing for my palette. Golden Dragon is one of them. I really like how they have the twin dragons in the front and when you come inside of the restaurant, it definitely has a Chinese theme inside.

Besides for the appropriate decor, another great thing about this place is they let you order ...
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Great lunch experience at Red Bone Alley in Florence, SC

January 12, 2014
My husband and I went to lunch at Red Bone Alley and had such a wonderful experience. We just love dining there because of it's unique decor. The whole entire restaurant is a replica of downtown Charleston. You would not expect to find this here in Florence, SC.

We ordered their lunch specials, which are smaller portions of dinner portions of selective dishes and comes with a salad with your choice of dressing. I was impressed. They were still really busy during lunch because it was around th...
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Fleet Landing is a great place for seafood in Charleston that is waterfront

November 21, 2013
We were recommended by a couple who lived locally to dine at Fleet Landing for seafood after a romantic sailing trip. We got there around 5:30pm on a Saturday night and it was busy. There was a 20 minute wait to eat inside but no wait to eat on the patio, which is a great option if you have a coat in hand. The patio is right on the water front and you can hear the waves crashing and the moon shining while you have your dinner. My husband ordered the fried flounder with apricot glaze and I ord...
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2 hour sailing trip review for Adventures in Sailing (Mount Pleasant, Charleston)

November 18, 2013

For our first year wedding anniversary, I surprised my husband to a voucher for 2 on a two hour sailing trip with Adventures in Sailing around Mount Pleasant and Charleston, SC. I found out about them from a TravelZoo promotion. It was a nice, relaxing time. I really like the fact that it's BYOB so we were able to bring our beverage of choice with us. We also brought some snacks to munch on. We thought 2 hours was going to breeze by really fast but it was ample time. We were the first group o...
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Free things for Veteran's Day if you're in the military or a veteran

November 11, 2013
Happy Veteran's Day!

My husband is a Navy veteran and today is Veteran's Day. We discovered quickly upon moving to South Carolina that residents here really appreciate a military man and any veteran who has served the country. We really appreciate the freebies he gets on Veteran's Day. We know of several businesses/franchises around the US that routinely offer freebies every year so here is a list that we know of. 

Free on Veteran's Day ONLY


1. Great Clips - They give free haircuts to all milita...
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Honey Baked Ham Cafe in Florence, SC is a must try for sandwiches

November 5, 2013
I have never had sandwiches from Honey Baked Ham before and there was one in Florence, SC. To my surprise the sandwiches are fresh, big and the bread is delicious. See the picture of my sandwich below. It's a must try! 

Their address is: 2151 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501

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Sakura Japanese Seafood & Sushi has decent sushi but great service

November 5, 2013
I was craving sushi and wanted to try Sakura Japanese Seafood & Sushi since it looks like they are usually pretty busy around lunch time, judging by the parking lot. My husband ordered some teriyaki chicken and I ordered two rolls of sushi: a crunchy roll and and a crab roll. They were okay but the server who served us was excellent. Even though it's a Japanese restaurant, it looks to me that the owners may be of Vietnamese descent. I noticed it is a trend around here. 
Since they don't have w...
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