We were happily surprised with the location of next jobsite, which happens to be Plymouth, IN. This means we’ll be living around 2 hours away from Grand Rapids. Yay! Dan’s first day there is supposed to be July 6, so Dan’s taking vacation days July 1 and 2, with a holiday on the 3rd and we’re going to visit Lynchburg, TN and then go home for the 4th. Hopefully it won’t take long to find an apartment to live in.
Since we know we’re leaving soon, we’re trying to make the most of seeing the area, though some was on accident. We went to a new restaurant, Smoke on the Water, which is in the West End Historical District part of downtown Greenville. When we got there, they told us it would be about 45 minutes to an hour wait, so we decided to walk around the area a bit. We went about a block or two and found this park, which ended up being right on a rive, that had this cool curved bridge and a waterfall. It was so cool, because we had no idea it was there, and we pretty much just stumbled across it.
Yesterday we went to Caesar’s Head State Park up in the mountains near the North Carolina border. We almost didn’t go, as it looked like it was going to rain, and it ended up raining some while we were driving, but when we got to the park it was only cloudy. We first stopped at the office area, where there was a short path to an overlook. From there was another path that went thru a cut in the rock and to another overlook, tho that one wasn’t as good. After checking that out we headed to the trail head for Raven Cliff Falls, which is supposed to be the tallest waterfall in SC. It was a decent hike- 4 miles round trip, with some nice hills and rocky areas. We stopped for a bit at the waterfall overlook, and kind of wished we could have gone all the way to the falls, but there wasn’t a very direct trail to take, and we didn’t have a lot of time left since the sun was starting to go down. We got back to the car and headed back down the road to a place that we had passed on our way up. It was this huge bare rock that was covered in graffiti. It had an amazing view of Table Rock and the area around, and would be awesome for stargazing if you could go there after dark.