South Carolina

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A Night Out with Curt & Tina ~ Downtown Columbia

While staying at Weston Lake we had the opportunity to spend some time with some friends that “once upon a time” lived in Maryland, Curt & Tina. We decided to try the Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse in downtown Columbia. Stephanie and I had experienced one other chain of Brazilian Steakhouses, the Fogo de Chao locations in San Antonio and Baltimore.  We were extremely impressed with the Fogo De Chao, food, service and atmosphere. The Cowboy was not quite on par with Fogo De Chao. However, we enjoyed our meal (thanks Curt!), and then decided to take a walk across town to the Twisted Spur Brewery for a night cap. The following night Curt […]

Congaree National Park

While at Weston Lake Campground we traveled about 30 minutes south to visit the Congaree National Park. We walked only part of the elevated boardwalk, as part of it was damaged during hurricane Matthew. The most interesting thing was the tremendous loblolly pine trees. They claim there some loblolly trees within the park that are 12-15 stories tall. We didn’t see any that tall but we did see some very tall ones. Much of the area was cover in standing water.   And to add to the confusion there is another “Weston Lake” within the park, Ha!   It was all free, the one downside was the mosquito population was overbearing, we bought some repellent […]

Downtown Columbia SC

While at Weston Lake we visited the South Carolina state capitol building and explored some of the Vista area of Columbia. We had great weather and enjoyed a short film explaining the history of the building. South Carolina State Capitol Building We had a nice day for our visit and had a quick lunch, before heading back to our coach.