A Hidden Gem – the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC

The second visit on third and last day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC. Located in the shadow of the Universtiy of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium, it's operated by the South Carolina National Guard and located in the Guard's compound on National Guard Rd off … Continue reading A Hidden Gem – the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, SC

A Visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

The first stop on the third and final day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC. I'd been to Riverbanks before, but it was years ago and found it to be much improved than I remembered. They have a large and varied collection of animals and … Continue reading A Visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

The Greenville Zoo – a Small but Interesting Zoo

I wasn't aware that Greenville, SC had a zoo until I started searching for things to do to replace the Cowpens and Kings Mountain battlefields that were closed due to the government shutdown during my vacation trip. I visited it after Musgrove Mill and the BMW Zentrum on the first day of my road trip … Continue reading The Greenville Zoo – a Small but Interesting Zoo

A Visit to the Zentrum at the BMW Factory in Spartanburg, SC

Another stop on the first day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Zentrum at the BMW factory in Spartanburg, SC. Located just off of I-85 at Exit 60, the Zentrum is a combination museum and showroom that shows off both BMW's history and their current products. Prominently displayed near the center of … Continue reading A Visit to the Zentrum at the BMW Factory in Spartanburg, SC

A Visit to Musgrove Mill State Park, Where 200 Patriot Militia Defeated 300 Loyalist Militia and 200 Provincial Regulars

On 8 January 2019, I visited the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton, SC, the site of a Patriot victory over Loyalists and Provincials during the American Revolution. Also within the park is Horseshoe Falls, a waterfall on Cedar Falls Creek near the Enoree River. There are two trails on the site, one that … Continue reading A Visit to Musgrove Mill State Park, Where 200 Patriot Militia Defeated 300 Loyalist Militia and 200 Provincial Regulars

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8-10 January 2019

Yesterday, I left Charlotte, NC for Columbia, SC to visit the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens and the South Carolina Military Museum. Afterward, I came back to Savannah, ending the trip. I'll be posting about the places I visited on the trip over the next few days: Musgrove Mill State Park, the BMW Zentrum, the Greenville … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8-10 January 2019

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

On the second day of my road trip, I traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit the Carolinas Aviation Museum and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Today's list builds on yesterday's list from the first day. Added to the list today were talkgroups from the NC VIPER P25 TRS and the Charlotte UASI … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

I'm on the first day of a three-day trip through parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. Today's travels took me through the Clinton, Greenville, and Spartanburg areas. I was originally planning to visit the Ninety Six battlefield today, but since it is closed due to the government shutdown, I visited the Musgrove Mill State … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

Book Review: Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan

Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I decided to read Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan as preparation for a vacation trip to visit the Ninety Six, Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens battlefields in … Continue reading Book Review: Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan

The Pisspot of the World

The book I'm currently reading at home is Colonial South Carolina: A History by Robert M Weir. I couldn't help but chuckle when I came across this passage about what a recently arrived colonial official thought soon after arriving in the South Carolina Lowcountry: "A newly arrived official, who eventually became fond of South Carolina, … Continue reading The Pisspot of the World