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The two RV Gypsies in
Greenville, South Carolina
May 13, 2010

1. Valley Park Resort in Travelers Rest, South Carolina
2. Downtown Greenville and some History of the area
3. The Liberty Bridge at Falls Park, Greenville, South Carolina
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Valley Park Resort (Formerly Dogwood RV Park) in the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, nestled in a valley with a very tranquil creek that runs the whole length of the property.
* RV sites to accommodate vehicles up to 45 feet
* cabin rentals with linens, towels, fireplaces, porches with picnic tables & rocking chairs
* Wi-Fi, Cable and HBO
* Pet friendly
* Good Sam Club, Campground USA

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The new yard of the two RV Gypsies in Travelers Rest, South Carolina
The RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies
The RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies
The new yard of the two RV Gypsies
camping space for the two RV Gypsies
The private stream that runs through the campground. Some sites backed up to this stream.
The private stream
The private stream
Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville is the seat of Greenville County, in upstate South Carolina, and the largest city of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area (CSA). The CSA, an 8-county region of northwestern South Carolina, is known as "The Upstate." Greenville is located approximately halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Size of Greenville is about 26.1 square miles.
sign - Explore Greenville
staute downtown
staute downtown
staute downtown
Lee and the Michelin Tire Guy
a cute and unique chair downtown
Lee Duquette and the Michelin Tire Guy
a cute and unique chair downtown
Downtown Greenville has developed into a dining/entertainment destination. With over sixty restaurants and pubs centered around Main Street, Greenville's Downtown offers the greatest concentration of dining options in the entire Upstate area. From April through September, weekly concerts ranging from folk to jazz entertain visitors three nights a week while larger Downtown celebrations mark the coming of each new season. With almost 200 event days a year, Greenville leads the region in hosting visitors. The two RV Gypsies really liked this area.
Downtown Greenville
Downtown Greenville
A plaque in the sidewalk - honoring Wilson Cooke
A plaque in the sidewalk - honoring Wilson Cooke
a cardinal
historic sign

clipart of a History bookSouth Carolina was the 8th state in the USA; it became a state on
May 23, 1788. The state Capital is Columbia, which is also the largest city.
With 32,007 square miles, South Carolina is the 40th biggest state in the USA.

Major Industries - farming (tobacco, soybeans), textiles, manufacturing chemicals, processed foods, machinery, electronics, paper products, tourism

South Carolina was named to honor King Charles I (Carolus is Latin for Charles).
State Nickname - Palmetto State
State Motto - "Dum Spiro Spero" - While I breathe, I hope
State Song - Carolina
State Bird - Great Carolina Wren
The state flag of South Carolina
The state flag of South Carolina was officially adopted in 1861. It has a white crescent and a white palmetto tree on a blue ground. Three white crescents (on a blue background) were first used on a South Carolina banner protesting the Stamp Act in 1765.
In 1775, Colonel William Moultrie designed a banner for South Carolina troops; it had a white crescent on a blue field. When South Carolina seceded from the Union, the palmetto tree was added to the flag. The palmetto tree was chosen because this tree had helped South Carolinians defeat the British in a battle at Sullivan's Island (during the Revolutionary War). The South Carolinians built a fort out of palmetto wood, and when the British fired cannonballs at the fort, instead of knocking the fort down, the soft palmetto wood just absorbed the cannonballs.

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