Pretty Columbus, Georgia

Friday, May 30, 2008

When we were in Phenix City last weekend, we realized that it was getting late and we wanted to get Shug home in time for his regular bedtime. We had just enough time to cross the bridge into Columbus, Georgia and have supper.

Columbus is so pretty! Their downtown area has been very well kept-up, and it leads right into a pretty residential historic district.

This house is Dr. Pemberton's country home - he is the person who developed the formula for Coca-Cola (Columbus is also where RC Cola got started):

There were three restaurants in Columbus that were recommended over and over on Chowhound: Dinglewood Pharmacy (home of the scramble dog (mustard, ketchup, onions, pickles, chili and oyster crackers)) but they were closed, and I think that all that on a hotdog might give me a tummy ache; Macon Road Barbecue, which we probably should have tried; and Rose Hill Seafood.

We got to Rose Hill early - about 5pm or so - and they were already swamped, which is usually a very good sign. Thing is, we noticed that we were the youngest people there by about 30 years, not counting the waitstaff. Um, not that there's anything wrong with that, it was just strange. Well, it was super-early to be having supper after all...anyway...

I wasn't too wild about what I got - clams - but Av said his catfish was alright:

BTW, Columbus is where RC got started, but in Bell Buckle, Tennessee (hi Cotton!!) they hold an annual RC and Moon Pie Festival! They finish the day by cutting into the world's largest moon pie. I think Goo Goo Cluster needs its own festival now!

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