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Hurricane Florence heading towards South Carolina

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Saturday, September 8, 2018,
What are the chances that the name of an incoming hurricane is a name of a city (among many) that the very same hurricane would hit? Hurricane Florence is forecasted to hit the Carolinas and there is a city in South Carolina that is called Florence. 

What are the odds of that? This is the map of the hurricane tracker from CNN.com as of September 8, 2018. It is forecasted to hit the Carolinas on Thurs., Sept. 13, 2018 (5 days from this post). You can't even see South Carolina that well because ...
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Secret Atom Bomb Dropped in Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Sunday, December 7, 2014,
One of the few fortunate things that I was able to see for myself is the site where the bomb was dropped by the air force. Not a lot of people know about it because there was an article that said that they wanted to keep it a secret. Although the site is somewhat preserved for its history, there is a chance in the future that that site could be replaced with housing. Here are the pictures I took of the site and the bulletin board that someone put there about the history. 


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Jennifer's Taqueria at Florence Flea Market in South Carolina is awesome

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Food 
The best Mexican food I've ever had in Florence, SC is at the Flea Market at a little place called Jennifer's Taqueria. Don't be deceived by its little shack. Their tacos are phenomenal with all the right fixings! Make sure you bring cash because that is all they take. My favorites are the carne asada and chicken tacos. They all come with a piece of avocado. Make sure you put some of their hot sauce on it. It's so good and authentic! 

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San Jose's Tacos & Tequila Review

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Thursday, June 26, 2014, In : Food 
We went to the San Jose's Tacos & Tequila restaurant today located at 3410 W. Radio Drive
Florence, SC 29501 and it was surprisingly nice inside. You know they spend a lot of money building the whole place inside and out. The podium was inviting and we were greeted right away by the staff who was waiting in the front. 

When presented with the menu, I was very happy to see that they have California Fish Tacos on the menu. I'm originally from San Diego and I lived on fish tacos growing up! They a...
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Snow Day in Florence, South Carolina - January 29, 2014

Posted by SCbeachTrips.com on Wednesday, 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

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Friday, 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

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Sunday, January 12, 2014, In : Food 
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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Honey Baked Ham Cafe in Florence, SC is a must try for sandwiches

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Food 
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

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Food 
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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Long Grain Cafe in Florence, SC is a great new breakfast place

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Food 
Long Grain Cafe recently opened in 2013 and we are impressed with what the food has to offer. The ingredients are fresh and the place is clean. Not only that, they serve a fusion of real all American and Asian dishes. Their breakfast is truly the best in the area! 

Don't forget to check out their fountain towards the back of the restaurant. Their address is 260 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501


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Jersey Boys Pizzeria has some really good NY style pizzas and Italian food

Posted by SCBeachtrips.com on Tuesday, September 24, 2013,

Sometimes a pictures says it all and this one sure does! We tried Jersey Boys Pizzeria for the first time and it left a very good impression! 

We ordered a size "small" special stromboli because it was recommended by the cashier and it was huge and easily feeds two. See the picture below. Enough said. You can pick one up at their restaurant W. Palmetto St in Florence, SC. 
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Every time I come back to Thai House 2, the food gets better (Florence, SC)

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : Food 

My husband and I went to Thai House 2 located on Dargan St. for lunch and I feel that the food in the day time is fresher than the last time we were there for dinner. 

The great thing about coming for lunch is that a complimentary salad is included with your meal. The salad is small but it's nice to have something to munch on while you're waiting for your entree. It's also pretty fresh. 

My husband ordered the mango duck that came that was under the lunch special and I ordered the Thai House N...
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Pho Vietnam in Florence, SC now serves bubble teas (boba)! - Location is now CLOSED!

Posted by SCBeachtrips.com on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : Food 
2017 UPDATE: This Pho Vietnam restaurant in Florence, SC is now CLOSED! There is currently no more Vietnamese restaurants in Florence. 

I am so happy that the only Vietnamese restaurant in town now serves over 10 bubble teas! I was ecstatic! My husband ordered the Thai Tea bubble tea (bubble tea is also known as boba) and the boba balls were delicious and fresh. For my entree, I ordered #16 which was a rice dish with a porkchop, egg quiche, a side of rice and veggies.  Everything was to my sat...
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Chipotle is now open in Florence, SC and I'm stoked

Posted by SCBeachtrips.com on Thursday, July 25, 2013, In : Food 

I've always liked Chipotle and it's a great thing that it's a chain because chances are if the small towns are big enough, they will open one. I always get the barbacoa burrito with tomato salsa, black beans, sour cream and guacamole. The guacamole this time cost me 1.80 extra so my burrito turn out to be over $9 with taxes and I didn't even order a drink. I guess it's really expensive for a burrito but it's so good, I'll fork over $9 every once in a while for it. 

What's a bonus is I got a go...
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SIMT building on the Florence Darlington Technical College Campus

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : College 

If you've never driven towards the end of the Florence Darlington Technical College's campus where the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SIMT) is, you'll never know how truly big the campus is. SIMT is a beautiful building with more fountains to see. It was a cloudy day when I took this picture but imagine it on a beautiful day!

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Shogun Japanese Steakhouse is a great place for hot Japanese Food in Florence

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Food 

I've been to Miyami a couple of times and I was never impressed. I'm so glad we discovered Shogun Japanese Steakhouse because the food taste and quality of the food is so much better! It's kind of a small, underrated place. After talking to the waitress, I realized this place has been opened for many years before Miyami. 

It's a Japanese restaurant but they are owned by Vietnamese owners. The flavors are amazing. Here is a picture of my plate and the experience. Hands down, Shogun Japanese Ste...
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David H McLeod Park is a great place for relaxation or a picnic in Florence, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Saturday, July 6, 2013,
If you're planning a family get together and it's a nice day, going to the David H McLeod Park with a picnic basket and some great company is a wonderful way to enjoy a pretty day. With a skate park, a dog park, picnic tables, stationed grill and pretty pond and trees, this park is a knock out. See pictures below from our visit.

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Pretty fountain at Florence Darlington Technical College (FDTC)

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Saturday, July 6, 2013,
If you read an older blog post of mine, you already know that I've been thinking about starting school at FDTC for this fall. After getting accepted into the school, I decided to go get my ID before it gets too busy so I drove to the main campus and walked to the Student Services building. I was very glad to have walked by the fountain on my way there. It made the place so tranquil and welcoming. I can picture myself sitting here often with my lunch.

Here's the picture of the fountain as I ma...
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Dog Park in Florence, SC (David H McLeod Park) is a great place for your dogs

Posted by SCBeachtrips.com on Thursday, May 30, 2013,
There is a fenced dog park at David H McLeod Park located at:
620 S Santiago Dr
Florence, SC 29501

This dog park at David H Mcleod Park has a really nice tranquil pond. Just a slight hover over the water and you'll see dozens of fishes. They don't have a water fountain but my dog really likes to drink out of the pond water. He's been there 3 times now and hasn't had a stomachache from it. (see pictures below)

Visitors aren't allowed to fish here anymore so that's great news for the dogs. Another ...
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Pictures of Florence Veterans Park Trail (Connector to Florence Trail System)

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Wednesday, May 8, 2013,
We went to the Florence Veterans Park Trail (one of the Connectors to Florence Trail System, SC) today and brought our dog along for a nice nature walk. We really enjoyed the memorial park and the trails right by it. It is right by the Civic Center.

It was a beautiful May day. Here are some pictures that we took today at the Florence Veterans Park and the trail. 
We're so proud that the City of Florence did this because my husband is a military veteran.

The Wall with The Oath of Enlistment (the...
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Red Bowl is my favorite place for sushi in Florence, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : Food 
Finally! I found my place for sushi in Florence, SC. Red Bowl sounds like it would be a fast food joint but it's not. It's a nice sit down with a full bar. They have specials for lunch and special combo specials for dinner as well. I've been here 3 times and for all 3 times, I opted in to get sushi and they never disappoint. They're all good so try them all! It's fresh with great ingredients. I also like that they don't overdo on their rice in the sushi portion. It's perfect. They also have s...
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Palmetto Subs on West Evans St pleases the buds

Posted by Master Pet on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Palmetto Subs for the first time over the weekend and we were so happy to find a great sandwich place in Florence, SC. My husband and I ordered the large #19 (their special sub) and split it. It was delicious. They know how to thinly slice their meat, veggies and provide great service. We will be back again. I want to try their tuna sandwich. (The size below is only half of the full large sandwich we bought. They kindly put it in two different plates.)
 
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My favorite Chinese restaurant in Florence, SC is Jin Jin on Palmetto

Posted by Master Pet on Monday, April 8, 2013,
I really like Chinese food and sometimes after having it so much, I become very picky about my food like I don't like a lot of onions in my fried rice. 

I can always rely on Jin Jin for good Chinese food. Their prices are inexpensive and the shrimp in your entrees are huge! The flavors are amazing and I will go to Jin Jin over buffets any day. Look at what I got below today! All of this for under $13. It's amazing. Their portions are huge. 
  
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I'm really impressed with FDTC's enrollment office

Posted by SCBeachtrips.com on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : College 
Even though I don't find out if I got accepted to my particular program of choice for FDTC until 2 months from today, I've been accepted by the school to be able to enroll in general education classes which is a great start! 

Today is when pre-registration starts and I decided to go to FDTC's main campus for the first time to see which classes I can get enrolled in before I find out about my radiology program's decision. The enrollment office was busy! There were about 20 students waiting arou...
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Percy & Willie's Food & Spirits is the best steak house in Florence, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Percy & Willie's for the first time for steak and it was a taste bud pleaser! The rib eye that my husband ordered was the juiciest piece of steak I've ever had! I ordered the today's special which included a steak, a side and a salad for 18.99. See picture below. It's near the mall and you'll see a lot of business workers coming here at lunch or for dinner. They also have a bar area for those into spirits. We will come back again. 
Address is: 2401 David H McLeod Boulevard, Florence...
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Disappointed with Little China Restaurant in Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, March 28, 2013,
Usually it takes at least 3 strikes for me to give a restaurant a bad review. This was our first time trying their Chinese food and what got us to drive to 2nd Loop for this is because we saw online that they have a very inexpensive lunch menu. 

First strike took place when they gave me the wrong thing. Soup or egg roll comes as a choice for your lunch entree as it said on the menu. I told the guy who took my order for egg drop soup but he gave me an egg roll instead. Maybe he heard me wrong b...
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Chutnee Indian Restaurant pleases the taste buds - Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, March 28, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Chutnee (located on Palmetto St) for the first time yesterday and apparently they just re-opened with a new owner in March 2013. We really liked the service and they give you this free taco shell with every entree. I've always find Indian food very fascinating as a lot of spices go into play for just one dish. However, my stomach can't take Indian food well because of the acidic flavors but once in a while, it is a great treat for me. My husband and I ordered the Chicken Tikka, Lam...
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Pho Vietnam suffices for the Pho crave - Florence, SC - THIS LOCATION IS NOW CLOSED

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, March 28, 2013, In : Food 
2017 UPDATE: This Pho Vietnam restaurant in Florence, SC is now closed! Review below is an old post.

Pho Vietnam just opened up in Florence, SC for about 2 weeks now and we're impressed with the pho broth. We were expecting something mediocre since it's the monopoly for Vietnamese food as the only Vietnamese restaurant in Florence, SC. With only 18 food items on the menu, it is limited but suffices for the Vietnamese cravings one would have every once in a while. Located on 205B Second Loop Rd...
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Southern Hospitality in Florence, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, March 26, 2013,
I've noticed that for every week in the last month, I've made a trip to the local post office. I like knowing that my mail has reached the post office because it saves the mailman a step and do enjoy my trips here.

Today, there was a line to get to the desk for help at the South Florence post office. When it was my turn, a lady behind me tapped me on the shoulder and said I dropped some money and handed $2 to me. I was taken my surprise and I'm glad she was so honest about it. She could've wai...
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Florence, SC has Dunkin' Donuts!

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : Food 
We're from the West Coast and the East Coasters who travel to California rave about Dunkin' Donuts so when we saw Florence, SC has Dunkin' Donuts,we were thrilled! So if you're wondering if Florence has one. They do! Here is proof. Address of their location is:

2123 W Evans St
Florence, SC:


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Thai House 2 has decent food, at best with excellent service (Florence, SC)

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : Food 
When I found out this is Thai House 2, I wonder where Thai House 1 is? We came to Thai House 2 to dine for dinner on a Friday evening. It was 5:15pm so it was early and we found parking in front. We were greeted by a man of Thai descent and were the first customers there. We also noticed that there is a sushi bar there. That is the first Thai restaurant I've ever seen with a sushi bar!
(inside of restaurant)
We ordered the shrimp spring rolls for our appetizer, green curry with beef and laab sa...
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Snowing in Florence, SC in February 2013

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, February 26, 2013,
Watch out on your drive to Myrtle Beach, you could be facing rain or snow in your pit stop in Florence, SC!

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Asian Market in Florence, South Carolina

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, February 12, 2013,
I'm an American but my parents were originally from Vietnam so I grew up in California eating Asian food and California had an abundant of them! Ever since I moved to Florence, I realize if I crave something, I will need to make it myself because they are limited on Asian restaurants around here. 

Fortunately, I discovered there is exactly one (only one) Asian market in Florence. That's enough for me! When I first parked, it looks tiny from the outside but when I stepped in, they had so many d...
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