One reason we are compatible travel partners is that we are both committed to thrift. We split an entree for most of our meals, stayed in a no-frills motel an exit or two from downtown, and shopped mostly at thrift stores.
We thought we'd died and gone to heaven when we stumbled upon a Goodwill clearance store. Who even knew such things existed? It was a warehouse filled with bins and bins of stuff to sort through -- mostly clothes, but also other random things. Everything was the same price -- $1 per pound -- except for the books, which were 10 cents per pound. We racked up for a total of $2, seriously.
Did I mention that Greenville has the coolest downtown ever? It is everything I think a downtown should be. Grass and leafy trees are everywhere you look. The streets are lined with cool restaurants with outdoor seating. The city caters to walkers -- they block off some of the streets every weekend just to be more pedestrian-friendly. There was always something going on, often involving music. There are good quotes engraved in the sidewalk around one of the plazas. There is an amazing bridge crossing a large, beautiful creek. It is perfectly clean and feels extremely safe. Cute kids are everywhere you turn. There is even free parking. I was in awe.
All of these pictures are from the first night we were there. After that I kind of forgot about the camera.
Lib, thanks for a fantastic time!