Our next stop of the adventure Evelyn & I took to the mountains was at Poinsett Bridge. This was a bridge that was built over Big Gap Creek in 1820, so 200 years ago this year, along the old wagon road from Greenville to Asheville. It was such a cool thing to see, and also very cool to walk along that old roadbed.
Our final destination for the day was Pretty Place, formally named the Fred Symmes Chapel at the YMCA Camp Greenville. I had heard about how beautiful it was, and it did not disappoint. I loved this plaque on the wall and you were walking through the doorway.
You know I do love a good outing, and they have been in pitifully short supply during this Covid year. This morning, though, my friend Evelyn and I hit the road early to spend the day in the SC mountains. Our first stop was the Campbell’s Covered Bridge – the only covered bridge left in SC. It was so a beautiful day to be outside, and the bridge was beautiful, too.
The only thing left of the house and store that stood on the site was the rock foundations, which have been turned into sort of a picnic area. The sign said the man who built it had put interesting formations into the rock, and we found one of them here, with the circle of stones. We’re not sure what this circular area was originally, but thought the circle of stones in the floor was pretty cool.
Last Thursday we had the hardest rain that we have had in this area in decades. Jeff has spent most days since then clearing up and repairing our driveway that washed away.
Luckily Mason has started a new enterprise to raise money – baking and selling cupcakes with his new company, Frosted, and he made his first delivery to our door that afternoon. They were yummy, and he was so excited 🙂
After having to postpone our family Halloween gathering from the Wednesday before due to rain, this past Wednesday everyone was here, except for Jenny, who had to work. It was the first time we’d all been together since before Covid, so it was just so much fun. We cooked hotdogs and somemores over the fire, and had sort of a Haunted Scavenger Hunt instead of going all out with a haunted trail or house this year, but it was still so much fun. Here are a couple of pictures I got of Jeff’s decorations during the daylight hours. They were still pretty creepy.
Last Saturday, on Halloween, for lunch Jeff & I had the jack-o-lantern pizzas I’d found at Aldi a couple of weeks before. How cute is this? The sauce was actually butternut puree, in keeping with the orange theme, and was actually pretty tasty 🙂