Showing posts from August, 2012

Echo Valley recall in today's Travelers Rest Tribune

Today's Travelers Rest Tribune shows a short article and a photo about Echo Valley and the Swamp Rabbit from the March 31, 1966 Travelers Rest Sun.

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Today, I visited Lake Conestee Nature Park, a 400 acre park located a few miles south of Greenville, South Carolina.

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I parked at the parking area on Spanco Drive, then walked back to take in Conestee Mill. Conestee Mill is up for sale, and no trespassing signs surround the property. This mill dates from about 1890 according to the Conestee Foundation's history of the property.

I walked back to the street to take a photo of a mural depicting the history of the mill I had glimpsed on the way in.

I also found a historical sign attached to the building.
I also managed to find a spot in the fence between the barbed wires where I could get a good photo of the Conestee Lake dam.
The lake has been filling in with upstream sediment for many years now. Most of the lake looks like a swampy wetland these days.
One of the signs at the trailhead warn park guests to not enter the water. Here's why:
Yep, contaminated. Eww!

I did keep a lookout for wild animals with some look. I…

Timmons Park

Staying inside too much and living alone equals boredom. And I don't like to be bored. So today, I braved the stifling humidity on this mostly cloudy afternoon and visited the relatively small Timmons Park in the northern part of Greenville, SC, not far from Bob Jones University.

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Timmons Park has a playground, ...

 swings, ... a picnic area, ...

a tennis court, ...
a baseball diamond, ...

and a disc golf course.

The disc golf holes are spread around the park along the paths I wandered. The park was mostly empty, but I did encounter one family and a man pushing a stroller playing disc golf.

After about an hour and a half, the humidity and sweat finally got to me so I headed toward the car and went home. It was nice to get outside for a change, even it wasn't for long. I'm already planning trips for the cooler weather, so I can at least keep myself busy planning while I'm stuck indoors.