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