John’s summer lacrosse team’s one road trip this summer was in Columbia, South Carolina again! We were so excited to head back because there was one big thing on my bucket list that I didn’t get to last year – the Soda City Market – and we were thrilled to visit Riverbanks Zoo again!!
Soda City Market
Soda City Market happens every Saturday from 9 AM – 1 PM, rain or shine, and covers three full blocks in the city! While John and Honey were up and at the field early, Whit and I decided to skip game one and spend our morning here instead. We figured we’d catch enough lacrosse over the course of the weekend and we were not wrong.
The produce and flowers were so beautiful and picture perfect. The prices seemed really good but, alas, we had no place to store these things on the road.
I got the tastiest honey haberno latte to start my morning. Whit opted for fresh squeezed lemonade from another vendor.
We had countless samples and ended up splitting this avocado toast. It had a tomato, cucumber, dill salad on top! I will definitely try that at home.
We picked up a box of treats from Rosie Girl Bakery and every.single.bite was out of this world. I am still thinking about her mini cake stacks!
We shared a bag of boiled peanuts. Nobody in my family can resist them. Daddy-O makes the very best I’ve ever had and these tasted almost just like his!
We also picked up kale and veggie bowls for lunch from another booth and were so happy to have those rather than hot dogs or dry sandwiches at the field (I tell you what, Whit is really my best buddy) . Whit particularly loved the kid musicians and artists lining the streets of the market. He was in awe of the Amazing Cube Kid who solved the mess Whit made of his Rubik’s Cube in no time.
We wrapped up our morning shopping in Mast General Store, which I do recommend as a fun place to shop!
Over the course of our long weekend, Whit and I were also able to squeeze in another visit to Riverbanks Zoo. (John preferred to swim with the team.) It was just as clean, hands-on, HOT, and fun as last year and we’d go back again if we find ourselves in Columbia!
Highlights include feeding the birds…
The flamingos (so stinky but Whit loves them)…
“LOOK MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That flamingo is giving a piggy back ride!!!!!!!!!!!!” :-)
The kangaroo walk about…
Feeding the giraffe…
…and the giraffe baby…
The ropes course…
a snack at Tuskers overlooking the gators…
… and the sea lions!
Even More Columbia SC
We did even more things in Columbia last summer that were just as much fun for a long weekend trip. See these posts for more:
Friday Pre-game: University of South Carolina + South Carolina State House
Weekend Lax in Lex: Lacrosse tournament in Lexington
Sunday/Monday Post-game: Columbia Fireflies Game, Riverbanks Zoo, South Carolina State Museum
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED