Columbia — our town

We spent last weekend in our hometown, Columbia, S.C. (And we’re heading back this weekend for a family wedding).

Tailgating in the Farmers Market with family

A lot of people might be embarrassed to say something like that, especially when you follow any kind of South Carolina political news. But not me. I have a soft spot for that beautiful river city.

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And just for some mood music, classic Hootie.

(check out Keith Olbermann!)

I pretty much grew up in Columbia so there’s that.

Lake Murrary, S.C.

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It’s where I went to college,

USC Horseshoe

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Carolina graduation

celebrated growing up

Downtown Columbia, S.C.

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fell in love

South Carolina State House

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and got married.

The Inn at USC

So yeah, a bit of a soft spot.

I recommend checking out Columbia. It’s a vibrant city with some great spots. It has character, history and Southern Charm. But hey, I’m pretty bias.

Tubing on the Saluda River

If you do ever find yourself in Columbia looking for some great places to eat, drink and be merry, I’ve compiled a list of my favorites, the husband’s tops and some other recommendations.

Anyone got other favorite Cola memories feel free to share. We all know my favorite Coulumbia past time is anything Carolina, especially football.

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