Adventures in Greenville: ‘Warm Circle of Family’

For this holiday season, I returned to Greenville, SC to spend it with my dad and brother. I road tripped with my dad and it was a lot of fun. We spent most of the time discussing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who/who was not enshrined. This was all brought to us by the wide selection on SiriusXM’s ’60s on 6 (my dad has excellent taste in music). The long weekend has been spent with family, a few friends, and lots of food! This visit has confirmed that while I am glad I do not still live here, it is a lovely place to visit.

My brother and I spent a day roaming the streets of downtown Greenville. The area has become world renowned, which is so strange because when we moved here when I was in high school I would have thought the possibility of Greenville becoming famous as being ridiculous! I have to say, the downtown is quite stunning. I highly recommend M.Judson bookseller, where my favorite things is to ‘blind date’ a book, and dinner at Soby’s (I recommend the crabcakes and any drink made by Brandon).

A couple lovely dinners with dear friends was just what I needed, particularly as these friends helped push me out of my comfort zone. But mostly, this trip, was about hanging out with my dad and brother, who I don’t get to see nearly as much as I would like. So as Margaret Thatcher once said, ‘Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.’

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