Lately I’ve been filling up our summer calendar, and it got me reflecting on some of our outings from last year! I realized I never shared about this place, so here’s a bit about it in case you find yourself in Columbia, SC.
I love any excuse to turn a vacation into a field trip. I guess that’s one of the side effects of being a homeschooling family! Last summer, we took a trip to South Carolina to watch my husband graduate from the Chaplain school at Ft. Jackson. While we were there, I was looking for some things to do to entertain the kids during the days, because my husband still had schedule obligations for our first few days there. Unfortunately, South Carolina feels like the surface of the sun in August, so that rules out a lot of options. Additionally, every single pool and water park closes for the season when the kids go back to school in early August, so those were not an option either. We swung by the South Carolina State House, but it was a huge bust (nothing like the awesomeness of the Ohio State Capitol Building). Finally, we found this amazing children’s museum that was an incredible gem!
Here are some photos from our visit:
The grocery store ACTUALLY scanned and rang up purchases!
There is a butterfly garden, with REAL butterflies everywhere!
We all had an amazing time, and it’s a MUST-SEE spot if you find yourself passing through Columbia!