Category: Travel

Pick Your Own Apples

I went apple picking at Carrigan Farms, a local pick-your-own farm in Mooresville, NC. You can take the kids for an apple hayride. . . Or they can walk the orchard and drag  their bag of apples behind them. . . {insert *wince* and *grin* here} The orchard is open daily in September to pick Golden…

A Farm Country *Sigh*

I let out a little farm country *sigh* at the scenery on our way to visit some North Carolina wineries recently, driving though Yadkin and Surry Counties. Farm country, some now growing grapes. . . Still a little tobacco, some soybeans, and corn. . . And more corn as far as the eye could see. . . I…

Barn Love and Mountains Views

We spent the weekend in the NC mountains recently to escape the heat. In addition to wine-ing a bit, we enjoyed the scenery along the Blue Ridge Parkway. I’m sharing some barn love and mountain views. . . I wish I could share the lower temps and humidity too. . . :) Please have a seat and…

A Return to Historic Charleston, SC

We find ourselves returning to Charleston, SC for a weekend visit a couple of times a year. No matter how many times I visit, I always enjoy taking a stroll in the early morning hours with my camera. We park the car once we arrive, walking to our destinations and dinner. Charleston is a foodie’s paradise and we…

Charleston Wine + Food Festival: Waffle House Smackdown

We attended the Charleston Wine + Food Festival with friends in March. Lest you think a wine & food festival is for wine & food snobs only, our favorite event was The Waffle House Smackdown, hosted by Bon Appetit Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton!  Four chefs battled in a short-order showdown to produce Waffle House menu classics, after a brief…

A Charleston Stroll, Part 2

We were invited to Charleston, SC for a weekend of food & fun with friends a couple of weekends ago. I took a lot of photos so I broke them up into two parts of my stroll through Charleston, enjoying the view of stately homes, architecture, wrought iron gates. You can find part one here, if you missed…

A Charleston Stroll

We were invited to Charleston, SC for a weekend of food & fun with friends a couple of weekends ago. We enjoying a visit there a couple of times a year since it’s a short drive. We park the car once we arrive, walking to our destinations and dinner, hopefully walking off a few calories…