On a hot day, the falls would certainly be tempting. Oddly enough, the picture was taken in late March when we had temperatures more befitting early June. There were kids who climbed up the steps into the waterfall for a little relief. It should be noted that just two days later, it cooled down dramatically.
Have lots of suggestions here...
Have lots of suggestions here since we lived here for more than 20 years, for the following foods:
Mexican Food: Cuarto Camino's on Knox Abbot Drive, in west Columbia.
Japanese Food:Myako's on Two Notch Rd. In Northeast Columbia.
Good place for kids (& lots of relatives) cafeteria style serve yourself: Golden Corral on Forest Drive
The laws that affect all of South Carolina are enacted in this building. The State Senate numbers 46 districts (25 Republicans, 21 Democrats) whose districts elect them at 4-year intervals. The rostrum is made of hand-carved mahogany. The portraits in the Senate chamber are of Isaiah DeQuincy Newman, the first black state Senator after Reconstruction; Mary Gordon Ellis- the first female state Senator; Henry Timrod- Poet Laureate who wrote the state song "Carolina" and Strom Thurmond, perhaps South Carolina's most famous former governor. The sword represents the authority of the Senate to enact law. The original sword was made in 1704 and was stolen in 1941. Ten years later, a replacement was presented to the State by former British ambassador Lord Halifax. It has etched in its blade the state seal and the state's flower.
The State House numbers 124 districts whose members (73 Republicans, 51 Democrats) serve 2-year terms. The speaker's desk is made of hand-carved mahogany. The portraits in the House are those of Andrew Jackson (the only U.S. President born in South Carolina, but that land is in present-day North Carolina in the resolution of a border dispute); Thomas Jefferson; Woodrow Wilson (another U.S. president- Wilson grew up in South Carolina); and Benjamin Mays (president of Morehouse College in Atlanta and mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.
~ Columbia, South Carolina ~
Columbia is located in a region of trees and gentle hills midway between South Carolina’s coastal low country and Appalachian high country. The state’s capital and largest city, Columbia is also home to the University of South Carolina. The city boasts a downtown skyline consisting of a few skyscrapers, which I once caught a brief glimpse of when looping around the western edges before heading northward toward Charlotte on Interstate 77. More recently, I passed through the eastern side of the city with my wife and kids on a return trip from Charlotte. Unfortunately, the interstates skirt much of the city itself, offering passing motorists very little on which to base their impressions.
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