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Old 01-31-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Are there activities such as festivals, flea markets, town events, park concerts, BBQS and outdoor activities year round? Do you have these type of events? Is there something always going on to keep busy for fun? Or does it get quiet through the winter where people really don't go out? What are some activities, events or outings that you recommend for a couple in the late 30's, early 40's?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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It never stops. There's always something.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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It never stops. There's always something.
Good to know. What types of things if you don't mind sharing?
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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The kinds of things in your original post... Oyster roasts, jazz fests, Vista Lights, The Lights Before Christmas, Viva La Vista, the Latin Festival, the International Festival, St. Patrick's Day, and so on and so forth...
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:18 AM
 
Location: WI
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keep in mind that while it may be colder then normal ( and with a couple fluke snow falls past 2 winters ), with me being from WI it seems more like a cold fall then actual winter so things that are seasonal in other states are not here. You can walk the zoo anytime; the lake does not have a sheet of ice on it, the parks do not require skis or snow shoes to spend time in; and day trips you may make in summer ( ie Chalreston, etc ) are just as enjoyable. In fact there are benefits to not walking around all day in 100 degree heat.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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keep in mind that while it may be colder then normal ( and with a couple fluke snow falls past 2 winters ), with me being from WI it seems more like a cold fall then actual winter so things that are seasonal in other states are not here. You can walk the zoo anytime; the lake does not have a sheet of ice on it, the parks do not require skis or snow shoes to spend time in; and day trips you may make in summer ( ie Chalreston, etc ) are just as enjoyable. In fact there are benefits to not walking around all day in 100 degree heat.
I hear you on the cold. We moved to FL from PA 11 years ago. I couldn't take those winters up there again. I like to be able to outside year round with plenty of sunshine.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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You don't have to shovel humidity off the driveway.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Here's a sampling of stuff going on just on Main Street in the next month, for instance.

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Old 02-02-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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You don't have to shovel humidity off the driveway.
And we don't have any snow plows.

Pollen plows are a different matter though.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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We never have a problem finding something to do outdoors in Columbia. There are always parks open year round and ColumbiaData listed several examples of Festivals that happen here throughout the year, Winter included.
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