Monday, November 5, 2012

Swamp Rabbit Saturday

This weekend was the second weekend Mr. T and I have had free since we got married.  The past two months have been filled with football games, family gatherings, and who knows what else.  It was so nice to have a weekend to spend with each other and do exactly what we wanted to to.  Saturday morning we woke up early and headed downtown to pick up bikes that we rented through Reedy Rides.  We have done this once before and loved it.  See my post about that day here.  This time we decided to go a little further, and go all the way to Traveler's Rest. 

The Swamp Rabbit Trail  is 14.5 mile former rail line that has been paved for walking, running, and biking. It connects the quaint town of Traveler's Rest to downtown Greenville.  It's about 10 miles from downtown Greenville to TR, and it took us about an hour and a half to get there.  We arrived around lunch time and saw several great places to eat along the way.  After some Googling of good places to go, Siri led us to the Barker Bar.  

 The Barker Bar is a dog friendly pub on Main Street.  They used to only be open in the evenings, but just started opening at noon on Saturdays.  They have great microbrews on draught and in the bottle and offer a small lunch menu.  I'm not kidding here, it's really small.  There's actually not even a menu.  We got BBQ sandwiches with slaw and baked beans.  And I'm pretty sure that's your only option.  BUT, I think they've got something great going on here.  The food was amazing!  So amazing I forgot to take a picture. They have a porch out back complete with hooks for dog leashes and a large pen outside where you can let your dogs play with others.  At night they have bands and you can bring your own food in from other restaurants. We were the only patrons in the restaurant, but I'm hoping this is something that catches on soon.  I think once all the people that use the Swamp Rabbit Trail hear about this place, there will be a line out of the door.

After our yummy lunch and stroll around downtown TR, we hopped back on our bikes and rode the 10 miles back to Greenville.  My legs were Jell-O by the time we finished our trip, but it was so worth it.  

Thanks again Reedy Rides!

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