In July we discovered CarTrek, a public art project of fiberglass cars in Darlington County. We did manage to take few pictures of some of the cars, but we never did make a concerted effort to try and get them all. In August, while taking a Post Office photo in Beaufort, we stumbled on a decorated mermaid which was part of their community art project called Beaufort’s Big Swim, but we never did make it back to take any more mermaid photos.
New month, new art project. We are spending the night in Anderson, SC to do some upstate Post Office hunting this weekend and while researching things to do around town, Donna found a web site promoting, Fish Out of Water. Thirty two 6′ painted and decorated fiberglass large mouth bass. She printed out the page and we headed out, destination downtown Anderson, where most of the fishies were located. We found some that were mis located and we found some that different from what the brochure said should be there. We found the Arts Center on Main St and inside discovered that we had a flyer from the first event back in 2004. Good fortune was smiling on us because they were doing it again in 2007.
We snagged almost all the downtown fish except one, called Fingerprint Fish, that wasn’t any where near the Farmer’s Market as advertised. The woman in the Arts Center thought it was still in storage or something. We couldn’t find a couple that are supposed to be near the Civic Center this evening and may go back and look again. Tonight we headed over to the hospital to get 5 that are there. Tomorrow including PO pictures we will see about two more near a downtown lake and there is one at the SC Welcome Center on I-85 that we will probably get when we go over that way.
The daytime pictures are up on Flickr already, tonight’s and tomorrow’s will get uploaded on Saturday. Fish Out Of Water 2.
If you ever find yourself in downtown Anderson around lunchtime, you can not do better than dining at the Main Street Deli. On Fridays they grill burgers fresh right outside the door. Donna had a cheeseburger and it was great. But it was overshadowed by the absolutely marvelous Broccoli Salad. I had a sandwich called The Benson Street (Pepperoni, Bianco D?Oro Salami, Bologna & Jalapeno Havarti Cheese on Focaccia Bread) that was the best eating I’ve had in quite sometime. For a side I choose the Cole Slaw and while it paled in comparison to the Broccoli Salad, it was the best slaw in the gastronomic universe.
We dodged light rain and sprinkles all day, so the top did a lot changing.
Started up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, still up.
Miata Top Transitions since 01/01/07: 409