It seems like every weekend this spring has been a busy one, with kayaking, family visits, festivals, and performances. This one was no different. In addition to our outing Friday night to Northampton Wines, this was the weekend for Artisphere and Chip’s Big Pig Gig.
I started Saturday morning by heading downtown. My first stop was the downtown farmer’s market. They have expanded to include several blocks of Main Street, and with Artisphere in town, things were already hopping.
I only walked through quickly. I had another appointment this morning. Christ Church Episcopal was offering tours of the church and cemetery this morning. As long as I’ve lived in Greenville, I’ve never been inside. I’ve wandered through the cemetery, but for whatever reason had never attended a service or concert.
A small group began to gather outside the church prior to the 10:00 tour. Jay Grady gathered the group, and after a few introductory remarks led us into the church.
Inside we learned about the history of the church, it’s growth, and history. We also learned about the stained glass windows in the church, including the great altar window and the Tiffany glass window. It was quite informative.
The sanctuary and the windows were beautiful, and I stuck around for a minute or two to take some photos.
At that point our group was divided and we were went outside for the cemetery tour. Unfortunately, the lady who was conducting our tour was soft-spoken, and I couldn’t hear her over the traffic. I soon abandoned the tour and headed on my way.
From the church I walked back down to Main Street, through the market that was still in full swing, and on down to Artisphere. It was already late morning, and the crowds were oppressive. I walked quickly through the booths without looking at much. There were some interesting things, but by this time I was just too tired.
The rest of the afternoon was just as crowded, but more relaxed. Chip had invited a TON of people over to his house for a pig picking. The pig had been cooking all night, and quite the party was under way. Good food, good friends, family, and a great time was had by all.