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Another Great Trip in Columbia, the Capital of South Carolina

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Wednesday, January 21, 2015,
There was a Beer Fest in Columbia, SC over the weekend so we did a 2 day trip in Columbia, SC. In the past, I've only done single day trips so this was our first time staying overnight and we got to do some more exploring this time around. I am so impressed at how much Columbia is remodeling in downtown and all the businesses seem to be booming, even in the middle of January. Maybe it's because of the beer fest that attracted a lot of tourists/visitors this past weekend but still, I see a pro...
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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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Great lunch experience at Red Bone Alley in Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Sunday, January 12, 2014, In : Food 
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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2 hour sailing trip review for Adventures in Sailing (Mount Pleasant, Charleston)

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Monday, November 18, 2013, In : Charleston 

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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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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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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I got free cupcakes on my birthday by being a part of Ruby Tuesday's loyalty program

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

I like joining rewards programs for restaurants because most of the time, I will get a free meal coupon for my birthday. Even though Ruby Tuesday's doesn't give you a free meal, they give you a free dessert where you get to pick among two. I picked the cupcakes to share with my husband. It's a nice treat. You just print out the coupon that they email to you around your birthday but you need to join their rewards program on their website. One is a carrot cupcake and the other is velvet. 


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Tom Hum or Chinese Lobster can be found at Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant in Charlotte

Posted by Master Pet on Saturday, July 6, 2013,
We found an okay tom hum (Chinese lobster) place in Charlotte, NC. It's not comparable to Santa Ana, California but it fixes the craving. At Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant, you can order fresh lobsters and have them cooked in two styles: either ginger and scallions or Cantonese style. We picked the Cantonese style. It was kind of expensive for their lobsters though. They have one set price of $50.95 for a 2.5lb lobsters the day we came in. Eeek! I remember when I can get 12.99 a lb in Santa Ana b...
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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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Happy Meal from McDonald's does make me happy

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : Food 
I'm 29 years old and I still order a happy meal from McDonald's for myself when I need a big snack. I still remember how happy I would be when my parents got us happy meals. There's something about everything placed in a nice neat boxes that makes me so excited. It brings nostalgia value and I recommend any adult to stop by the drive thru and order one for a little bit of happiness.

I bought this during our road trip from SC to Virginia.


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Spring in South Carolina means the garden is ready

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Wednesday, May 29, 2013,
Spring in South Carolina is so pretty. Everything is so green and the weather is nice. We have a small garden in our backyard with green (spring onions) and turnip. Our green onions are so big and ready to eat. Having a garden is so rewarding!

Spring (green) onions from our garden

Flowers are blooming in the spring

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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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Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken Review - Pretty Good but not impressed with Mashed Potatoes

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Friday, March 22, 2013,
I tried the Yogi beach Honey Fried Chicken from Hartsville, SC yesterday and was very impressed with a different type of fried chicken. As the name says it, it has honey in it. The only thing that I wish I had was a crunchier crust like Bojangles or Church's. Besides for that, I'd most likely come back for more. I love the Yogi Bear logo and it reminds me of my childhood. Branding here was successful in my book. I wasn't impressed with the mashed potatoes or the bread but the chicken made up ...
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Application Process to get into the college you want - Nervewreaking!

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, March 21, 2013, In : College 
In 2000, I applied to SDSU (a 4 year college) as a junior in high school and remembered how the waiting period was nerve-wreaking because I don't find out until January of the next year as a senior. I got accepted to the school (awesome) in 2001 and then proceeded to graduate with my bachelor degree in 2006.

Now, it's 2013 and I am considering going back to school so I applied to FDTC (my local college) last Monday and turned in my application to the Health Services department today for the pr...
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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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Red Bone Alley is the best restaurant in Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, February 28, 2013,
I love this place. Don't let the outside fool you. It's not a bowling alley. It's a magical restaurant with an inside town replica full of buildings and fascinating interior deigns. The food is great and romantic. There is also a kid's area where you can go to a station ice cream truck to get free ice cream. Yes, all of this is really a restaurant! It's amazing and my first choice for great dining. There is also a bar area in front as well. Make reservations if you're coming with a big ...
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Southend Brewery & Restaurant is a must go in Charleston, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, February 26, 2013,
We went to the Southend Brewery & Restaurant in Charleston for lunch and we were really impressed with the decor inside. It was very spacious and multistory. It's a great place to have large parties or special celebrations with a lover. They also have a great selection of beer and they boldly display their breweries.

It's fascinating. Make sure you look down when you're on the second story. It's a great view of patrons having a great meal and a large staff. They also have elevators here so ...
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Even on a rainy day, Charleston is still beautiful.

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, February 26, 2013,
We visited Charleston last weekend and it was my first time there. My husband lived there for two years because of Nuke School. It definitely is obvious that it's the oldest city in the US but it's beautiful, even on a rainy or cloudy day. It rained for most of the weekend when we were there in February. The town is busy at night on weekends and many come to the Social Bar for their bachelorette parties when we visited. 

Picture above is view of the ocean. Picture below is of the main street ...
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