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A recent adventure


We have been passing the flu around here since Christmas. Our granddaughter had it just before she and her family arrived on Christmas day. Our daughter came down with it during the drive from Michigan. Rob got it the week after they went home and I came down with it this weekend. Hopefully this saga will end soon. Daughter Nora brought by some Corn Chowder which we enjoyed for lunch and let us wish (from a distance) Happy Birthday to little Della who turned one today.

We had "one brief shining moment" when both of us were feeling pretty well and decided to go on a little adventure. Our first stop was in Lexington, SC at The Farmers Shed Restaurant. We almost went to the wrong place. The Farmer's Shed shares a parking lot with a restaurant called Belly's Barbecue. After inquiring we realized we were in the wrong place. The Farmer's Shed looks like an old weathered building with lots of flower pots and garden supplies outside. You pass through an area where they sell produce, baked goods, jams, etc., go down a breezeway and enter the door to The Farmer's Shed Restaurant. We were delighted that we found the right place.

FarmersShedInterior

The tables and chairs are all old dinette sets and there is a rotating menu every day of about five main choices and several sides.

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FarmersShedMenu

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The service was quick and our food was delicious! The restaurant has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and a map on the wall with stickpins proves that it has brought the restaurant visitors from virtually every state!

I got a pork chop, green beans, and corn souffle. Rob chose Shrimp and Grits, coleslaw and a squash casserole.

FarmersShedPorkChop

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After lunch we headed to downtown Columbia to the Columbia Museum of Art where there was a special exhibit by Norman Rockwell. It runs through January 18, 2015. The exhibit consists of photographs that Rockwell used to make drawings which eventually became the paintings used for the covers of the Saturday Evening Post. It was very interesting to see all the stages he went through to come up with the completed picture.

Rockwell

Our final stop along the way was at Cromer's which advertises itself as having peanuts that are "Guaranteed Worst In Town."

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We didn't buy any peanuts but Rob did get some coffee and I tried some of their popcorn. All in all it was a very good day and we were thankful for the chance to do a little exploring in the Columbia area.

Becka


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1 Comment on “A recent adventure”

  1. #1 Deb
    on Jan 12th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Becka, Sooo very sorry to hear y’all have been sick over the holidays! But glad that you were able to get out for a little day-adventure. The place you had lunch sounds like a place my sister and mom would enjoy as they like “meat and three” type places.


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