Greenville – Day One

October 7th, 2013

We had planned to make it back to Greenville for quite awhile. My sister attended and graduated from the USC Medical School there and we had visited her there many times… but this time we planned to stay overnight. First on our list, High Cotton where my mum was hoping to enjoy some of their famous mint tea… alas the new chef has not decided whether or not to embrace the traditional beverage we ‘d come to expect.

High Cotton
High Cotton

As you can see from our window view, Greenville had endured quite a rain storm in the early morning turning the waters the color of the red clay this area of the country is so famous for.

After our lunch we decided to hunt for the famous Mice on Main. The mice were sculpted by Zan Wells and the book ‘Mice on Main’ was written by Linda Kelly.

The clues:

Mice on Main
You can pick up this handy sheet of hints from the Mast General Store…

The weather was overcast and humid, and due construction all along Main Street… we were only able to find the first three mice… Marvin, Mother Maggie and Marvin, Jr. So, my challenge to you, is to travel to Greenville and see if you can find the other six.

Marvin…

Begin your search on North Main where the water flows in and out of the hotel. You'll find the father mouse, Marvin, reading his book. He can't hide - take a look!
Begin your search on North Main where the water flows in and out of the hotel. You’ll find the father mouse, Marvin, reading his book. He can’t hide – take a look!

Marvin Close Up

Mother Maggie

Mother Maggie is just across, sitting where she can see Marvin. When she looks down the street, she can see their five baby mice, placed here and there, all so sweet.
Mother Maggie is just across, sitting where she can see Marvin. When she looks down the street, she can see their five baby mice, placed here and there, all so sweet.

Marvin Jr.

Cross the street and walk a bit. You'll find Marvin, Jr. at the top of the stairs where coffee lovers and computer gurus meet and pets love to count their feet.
Cross the street and walk a bit. You’ll find Marvin, Jr. at the top of the stairs where coffee lovers and computer gurus meet and pets love to count their feet.
Marvin Jr Location
Marvin Jr Location

During our search we checked out several of the shops along Main Street…

Cool bench
Cool bench

One of the culinary shops we visited was the Tea and Spice Exchange (we had visited another of their shops while in Savannah last year.)

We also dropped by Drakes where we picked up this little guy… another addition to the birds finding their way to my redecorated bedroom/writing studio…

Bird

By the time we returned to the hotel (Westin Poinsett) we were more than ready to head up to the room.

The Westin Poinsett stands on the original site of the Mansion House Hotel. In 1924, the original building was demolished and the Poinsett Hotel was built. It opened for business in 1925. Since opening it’s doors it has seen some notable guests including Amelia Earhart, John Barrymore, Cornelius Vanderbilt and Bobby Kennedy.

Stay tuned for Greenville – Day Two.

~theavidpen

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