Friday Shenanigans


We finally made it back to Stacks to continue our Friday ritual. Of course I wasn’t spontaneous and I ordered the same exact thing as I usually do.


After breakfast, we headed to the Andrew Jackson State Park for a trail hike.


Before we headed to the the trails, we did some strength workouts on the ampetheatuer stage. I used to go there all the time to workout. It’s a gorgeous, secluded and tranquil place. It’s surrounded by woods and the perfect yoga spot.


There were funky looking mushrooms all over the trails. I’m not sure you can batter and fry these ones though!


We had the trails all to ourselves. It was kind of creepy to be honest, but I had my safety gadgets 😉


The park has several statues and a museum.


It’s a gorgeous place to go and have a picnic or just to get out for the heck of it.


But, of course…I’m into ghost and history, so I’m pretty sure this ground is surrounded with earthbound spirits from the Revolutionary War. There were several massacres here.


My camera zoomed into the little school that Andrew Jackson attended. I tried to pick up some orbs…


If you make an appointment with the staff at the park, they’ll give you a tour.


I couldn’t imagine how uncomfortable those desk were!


Here is a little more information on the school. If you right click and open the image in a new tab you can read it more clearly.

After our day out in the wild, we headed to a more modern spot…the mall! It’s scary when Emilee and I go to the mall. We spent at least three hours in there.

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After the mall, I took Grumples to the vet. He’s been biting at his skin and had a little skin infections, so I had to pick up more meds for him. I swear dogs cost more than kids! Well Grumples does at least.

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After the vet, I ran Grumples around the park and then got ready for the night!


Friday night, I went to a rivalry high school football game in Fort Mill. That was a lot of fun and they have an incredible band. Also, they had a girl kicker, Lexi Dressing. She was kick ass and I thought that was pretty inspiring. Last I heard, the Lions were looking for a new kicker…Get on it Caldwell.


After the football game, I met up with Emilee and headed out for the night! We ended up at Nan & Byron’s for the rest of the night. It’s an awesome little restaurant/bar with incredible food in Southend.


  • Traci

    Gorgeous! Poor Mr. Grumples! One of my dogs has skin issues too 🙁 I’m sure you’ve said before but what kind of camera do you use?

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  • Amanda H

    Hi Taralynn!

    When are you going to tell us about your ghost “experience”? That kind of stuff interests me so much! I started reading the book you showed – “When Ghosts Speak” and so far it’s really good!

    Thank you!!

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  • Kristin C

    Aww, poor Grumples. Dogs are super expensive….especially one’s with skin conditions. One of my dogs, Molly, has a non-contageous form of mange and I have been giving her medicine for 9 months. The vet said she may always have to take medicine. :/

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  • Jen D

    Hi Taralynn,
    Grumples is a goldendoodle right? I know Goldens (especially purebreds) are very susceptible to hotspots. My sister’s golden Brady also gets frequent hotspots that he will scratch at until they become raw and get infected. She found that switching him to a prescription dog food that is grain/corn free and free of animal byproduct meals and other fillers really helps reduce the frequency and severity of the outbreaks. Many purebreds seem to have food sensitivity, and just like with us humans an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! You might want to try switching his food and see if that helps at all if you are having a similar issue with grumps? Good luck to you!

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  • Lauren

    I am also obsessed with spirits/ghosts! I swear that my apartment (that I lived in up until a few months ago) was “haunted”. I am dying to hear why you think yours is too, you should do a post about it 🙂

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  • Linda @ the Fitty

    Gorgeous, gorgeous park! I wonder if they put performances up on that wooden stage.

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    • Mel

      They do! They do Shakespeare in the park there in the summer. You can also rent it for weddings and the such. We just moved to Rock Hill last year and discovered this park during a geocaching trip. It’s very cool.

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