Francis Beidler Forest

This has always been a special place for us.  Beidler Forest is located in the Four Holes Swamp, and is managed by the Audubon Society and the Nature Conservancy.  Beidler features a mile-long boardwalk through  dark cypress swamps.  It is best experienced early morning or evening when birds and animals are more active.  It is … Continue reading Francis Beidler Forest

A Charleston Weekend

Nevermind that it is peal azalea season.  Nevermind that it’s also biker weekend.  Nevermind that the Family Circle Cup is being played in town.  Nevermind that it’s spring break for many.  Nevermind that there isn’t a hotel room to be had for miles around.  We’re heading to Charleston! Our plan was to somehow avoid the … Continue reading A Charleston Weekend

Overlook Grill

NOTE: Overlook Grill has been bought by the Table 301 Group, and has been closed for remodeling. It should re-open spring 2013. Spring Break, and it’s time for me to try a new lunch place in downtown Greenville.  On such a lovely day, I decided upon the Overlook Grill.   Atmosphere As the name implies, … Continue reading Overlook Grill

Down at the Five and Dime

Oh no, it’s one of those "well-this-is-what-it-was-like-when-I-was-a-kid" kind of posts.  I’ll try not to sound like a codger.  Anyway, back in the 60’s in rural Laurens, there was no such thing as a K-Mart or WallyWorld.  The biggest department store we knew of was Sears in Greenville, and we only went there around Christmas shopping … Continue reading Down at the Five and Dime

New Google Meme

There have been a couple of Google memes making the rounds of the Blogosphere.  For those of you who don’t know what they are, a Google meme is an incomplete sentence or phrase that is entered into the Google search box,  The results are supposed to complete the sentence or phrase, often with humorous results.  … Continue reading New Google Meme

Two Tech Rants

First, Office Max I spotted a pretty good deal in the OfficeMax sale circular this afternoon, so I headed off to get a replacement for Laura’s defunct computer.  When I got to the store, I didn’t see a single desktop or laptop anywhere.  Turns out they don’t carry computers at all anymore.  Great.  I drove … Continue reading Two Tech Rants

Everybody Podcast!

The RandomConnections Podcast happened sooner than I thought!  Take a look on the right-hand menu, and you’ll see a chit for Talkr.  Open iTunes, or whatever Podcast feeder you use, then drag and drop the chit onto your subscription list.  You will be automatically subscribed to an audio feed of this website in MP3 format. … Continue reading Everybody Podcast!