Sometimes when travelling you run across things surprising and unexpected. Aiken, SC was one of those. It was not on my map, I was in the middle of no where, and suddenly I was on a well kept and attractive Main Street.
I pulled over, got out of the car and nosed around. The first thing I noticed was a predominance of women wearing riding boots and tights. This wasn’t particularly telling given the popularity of that look this year, but as I stepped into galleries and shops, I knew this wasn’t just some random town.
So, I must be in horse country. The street, shops, and people were all unusually well-kept, and all were leisurely whiling away a sunny Saturday.
I have never been one to pass up a preppy clothier and Aiken had a fine one.
As I browsed the store I began ticking off the University pennants along the ceiling. An observant sales rep noticed what I was doing and helpfully asked, “which school did you attend?” I told him with a smirk, expecting to be dissapointed. He simply said, “Ahh, yes. Right over here sir.”
It was explained to me that all the pennants were brought in by alumni of the schools represented. The salesman told me Aiken has a thriving nuclear research facility and that the University of Utah is in fact quite well represented in the town.
4 thoughts on “Aiken is Horse Country?”
This post made my day. GO UTES!!!!!!!
was that shop full of tweed jackets with elbow patches? Looks like a sweet little town, I need to find one of those and move there. Suburban nightmare is killing me…
No BYU-Hawaii either?
Love horse country!
BTW you are hyster. Love your comments on my blog. I, now, love football. Go eagles! xoxo