Tonight when I was leaving work, I looked across the parking lot and saw this tree standing out from all the others with it’s wonderful display of Fall Color. The low angle of the sun with its warm tones just added to the sight. It … Continue readingFall Colors in Aiken
Monday evening was a really slow at day at the Western Carolina State Fair. I guess the cool weather must have had something to do with the low turnout.
This week in Aiken, many children’s authors turned out for the 2006 Aiken Children’s Book Festival. Author Linda J. Hawkins of Morgantown, Ky. took time out to meet Floyd the Llama who is the feature character of the book “Trek With Floyd” by Helen Moore. … Continue reading2006 Aiken Children’s Book Festival
This weekend was the annual St. Mary’s Chocolate Festival. The festival was complete with Chocolate Challenge, Chocolate bake sale, games, music, and entertainment.
This week at the Aiken Farmers’ Market, they were having the Apple Festival. We didn’t see many apples, however, they did have some nice flowers and vegetables. The original Farmers’ Market has been restored by the city of Aiken and is open year round, Monday … Continue readingSunflowers at the Farmers’ Market
Today, a new “Best Friend” Express can be seen traveling the wide tree lined avenues of Aiken
Aiken is located along the route of the first long distance steam railroad in America. In 1833, the “Best Friend” made the 136 mile trip from Charleston to Hamburg, a thriving river port and trading center on the Savannah River near Augusta. In the beginning … Continue readingRailroad Cut in Aiken
Coker Spring was the water source for early settlers in the Aiken area. It was a stagecoach stop on route from Abbeville to Charleston, SC. It was deeded to the city of Aiken in 1844 by WM. Peronneau Finley. It was restored by many friends … Continue readingCoker Spring
No tour of Aiken is complete without a trip down historic South Boundary Ave. with it’s canopy of Live Oaks.
Enjoying a restful afternoon by the lake at Hopelands Gardens.