Sunday, November 13, 2005

Piggy Park and the Riverbanks Zoo

We took our first excursion in the area to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC, which is about an hour away from us. On our way, we were hungry, so we turned off the highway. We ended up at the Piggy Park Barbecue or something like that. I ordered the "little pig" which was not so little. It came with pulled pork in the signature barbecue sauce (mustard based) and some kind of hash over rice, along with hush puppies and cole slaw. It wasn't bad, but I couldn't eat again for another 8 hours. But the most interesting thing about this place is in the entryway are lots of books on the confederacy for sale. I guess the owner still feels the south should be a separate union. It was an interesting place, but I don't think we'll be going back.

The zoo was another story. The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden was quite lovely. My favorites were the blue frogs. Rene like the big turtles. Lauren seemed to like the baboon and was upset when he walked out of view. Erin claims she like the moose the best. We did not see a moose at the zoo. Both girls enjoyed the carousel. Mom and dad enjoyed the girls napping on the way back. :)

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