I don't know how in the world it happened. How did I manage to arrive in Columbia over a half an hour early for a visit and lunch with a friend. Given our capital city's traffic, there wasn't time to run any errands, thirty minutes not being quite long enough for anything on my list.
In the end I was only a minute or two late! Lunch was good and our visit was better. Getting to see the Gervais Street Bridge up close -- and not while driving a vehicle -- was an unexpected bonus.