Something tells me this is going to be a hard sell.
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Ah, the Beacon. On the shady side of Spartanburg (go Terriers) and makes the Varsity seem like a healthy choice.
Like most people who aren’t from South Carolina….. we’ve never heard of it
It’s actually semi-famous in the upstate. Like the Varsity with worse food and no attitude, and the sweetest tea that ever made your teeth hurt.
Again, like most people who aren’t from South Carolina, “the upstate”? Never heard of it.
There are basically two parts to SC. Upstate and Low Country. Low Country consists of the coast, i.e. Charleston, Hilton Head, etc. Upstate is the flatter land. Columbia and Clemson are Upstate.
I usually refer to anything West of Columbia, including Greenville and Spartanburg, as upstate.
Columbia mIght be midlands. Then there’s the Pee Dee, home of South of the Border.
I’m not from SC, but my firm has an office in the Upstate. Isn’t the Pee Dee that area between Greenville-Spartanburg and the NC border? And truly the crappy part of the state?
A section of the upstate is called the Piedmont. The Pee Dee is the northeast section of the state.
Looked at the link. Saw the Pepsi sign. Think I’ll pass.
Gross would be an improvement at the Beacon.
And they didn’t even mention South of the Border.
Or the BMW factory tour. Do not under any circumstances eat at the Beacon before going on the three-hour tour.
Don’t miss the Big Peach water tower on I-85 in Gaffney. It’s one of my SC favorites.
Indeed. It looks like someone mooning you as you come up on it.
I was once told to “take the 1st exit past the Big Ass, you’ll know it when you see it”
“Come for the football. Stay for the Beacon Drive-In.”
And then to the Low Country for a hunting trip with the debs
You better not come down to the Lowcountry Fla. We’ll make you squeal like a piggie. And that’s the women.😉
Point well-taken! I’ll stay on the boat.
I post very little but I’m a Georgia alum originally from SC (I chose to go to UGa out-of-state to the chagrin of my Carolina and Clemson alum relatives).
Lowcountry usually refers to the coast below Charleston, sometimes to the coast below Georgetown and only rarely to the entire SC coast. The coast north of Georgetown to the NC line is usually called the Grand Strand. Sometimes Horry (where Myrtle Beach is located) and Georgetown Counties are included in the Pee Dee, which is the area inland of the coast (bordered by the Pee Dee River, go figure) roughly to Sumter, where begins the Midlands. The Midlands run west past Columbia roughly to the Newberry area, where begins the Upstate.
That’s your SC geography lesson for today.
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