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A Few Things To Do In NC Aug. 16- 20, 2017

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Looks like the weekend is nearly upon us.  Let's look at a few things to do in NC this weekend.

*Aug - 19th you can ride the rails and enjoy a wine paring.  The Great Smokey Mountains RailRoad Reserve.  The train departs from the Bryson City Depot. I want to go.
*Aug - 19th is the Toast of Annapolis Beer and Wine Festival in KannapolisNC.
*Aug 18 - 19 you can attend the 8th annual Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure NC.
*Aug 17-19th is the 43rd Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Marion NC.
*Aug 17 - 19 you can have fun at the Maggie Valley Summer Rally in Maggie Valley NC.

Aug 19 is the HoneyBee Festival in Kernersville NC.


So what exciting holidays are coming up? Aug 16 - Tell a Joke Day. Aug 17 - National Thrift Shop Day. Aug 18 - Bad Poetry Day. Aug 19 - Honeybee Awareness Day. Aug 20 - National Radio Day. Aug 21 - Senior Citizens Day. Aug 22 - National Tooth Fairy Day.
Have a great weekend! KathieyV:-)
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The Quarter Horse Bar and Arcade in Durham NC

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The Quarter Horse Bar and Arcade in Downtown Durham. Cindy and I were exploring in Durham again and she mentioned The Quarter Horse Bar and Arcade.  She had been once before and said it was fun.  I had never heard of it so I said "lets go!"..... Quote from their site... "Quarter Horse Bar & Arcade is a private club with an amazing collection of classic arcade and pinball machines."
When you arrive you are greeted by a staff member.  He or she will have you fill out a membership form.  You have to be over 21 to be a member.  That being said they do also have some kid friendly hours. A few hours on Saturday and Sunday.  The kiddos have to be accompanied by an adult.  Check their website for hours. When you walk in you will see a nice bar and dozens of pinball machines and games.  What fun.  I could have stayed for hours.  The games brought back memories of the arcades of my childhood.
Cindy and I both ordered wine.  They have these nifty little wine holders that…

Quotes by NC Author's and Writers....Nicholas Sparks

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That is an understatement.  Thanks Nick for the insight! KathieyVwriter.com

A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend Aug 9-13, 2017

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*Aug 11-12 there will be a Pirate Invasion in Beaufort NC



*Aug 12 is the 30th annual Crepe Myrtle Festival in Scotland Neck NC
*Aug 12 in Cherokee NC they are having a Blueberry Festival.
*Aug 11-13 go to Black Mountain NC for the 40th Annual Sourwood Festival. (I do believe sourwood is a tree and they from it the bees make delicious honey)
Don't forget the fun holidays...
Aug 9 - Book Lovers Day...What are you reading?
Aug 10 - Lazy Day
Aug 11 - Son and Daughter Day
Aug 12 - Middle Childs Day
Aug 13 - Left Handers Day
Aug 14 - National Creamsicle Day
Aug 15 - Relaxation Day
Have a great weekend everyone! KathieyV (Please check event links for time, location, and pricing.   All photos are taken from the event websites.Check out my disclaimer page. )

Travel Fashion...My New Bathing Suit

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I have a few bathing suits.  I feel like I need one more for any swimming I may do on the NC coast or lakes and of course for the pool this summer.
I searched and searched and finally came across one bathing suit I particularly liked.  I found it on a site called Swim Suits for All. They have a huge variety of choices.  This is the one that will be coming to me for $44.80, not a bad price as swim suit prices go..They are having a lot of sales so check them out. I like the style a lot. Now I need a cover up. I decided on the Dotti Sunny Stripe Crochet-Inset Cover-Up Shirt at Macy's on sale for $26.99..and got another $6.00 off using my Macy's coupon. Happy Day:-)


I looked for hats but I think I will stick with my baseball hat. I do need a bag but I am sure I can find something right here at home. I have one bag that is stuffed with paperwork that would be perfect for a water outing.
Can't wait to get my things. I am now officially done with my summer shopping.
I may have t…

Luna Rotisserie/Empanadas in Durham NC

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Cindy and I were in downtown Durham and decided to check out Luna Rotisserie/Empanadas for dinner They describe themselves as combination of South America and the American South in their cuisine.  "The concept for Luna came as a result of my love for Durham, South America, and delicious food." Chef and owner Shawn Stokes
Read about Shawn and his wife here

My favorite item of the evening was the Crispy Yuca Frits.  What in the world is that?  Well I did not know either.  Here is a definition I found on line
Definition: Yuca Frita is a a side dish made from the fried root of the cassava plant (as opposed to the yucca plant). Usually, the root is cut into  two- or three-inch chunks and deep-fried in vegetable oil. Trip Savvy
I would order them again in a heartbeat.   Initially I thought there is no way I will like them as much as french fries.   I was wrong, they are yummy.
They were very friendly at Luma and I hope to go back and try more from their menu. If you find yourself in downtow…