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A Few Things to do in North Carolina this Weekend May 23-27, 2018

Its time to start planning your weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC this weekend...


*May 25-28 is the Freedom Balloon Festival in Fuquay-Varina NC
I went two years ago, check out my blog post
*May 26 in Blowing Rock you can attend Art in the Park.
*May 26 in North Wilkesboro NC they are holding Lawn Mower Races.  Sounds like fun to me.
*May 27 is NC Sugar Rush in Raleigh NC *May 26 is the 18th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival in Clemmons NC *May 5-Sept 2 the Dinosaurs are at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach NC
Let's not forget those weekly holidays May 23-World Turtle Day May 24-Brothers Day May 25-National Wine Day May 26-National Chardonnay Day May 27-Indianapolis 500 May 28-National Hamburger Day May 29-Learn about Composting Day
As usual guys you need to check all event websites to verify times and pricing.  I can't guarantee anything.  All photos are from the promotional event websites.  
Whatever you decide to do have a great time. KathieyV (If yo…

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour - Hillsborough NC; My First Food Tour

Guess what I received for my birthday?  A wonderful gift from my daughters.  They bought tickets to a  Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour. Here is a description from their website, Welcome to Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours! Come experience North Carolina’s best restaurants and food shops in the most unique way. Go behind the scenes to chat with chefs and artisans, and enjoy their delicious food. What better way to get to know Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro, Hillsborough, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, Charlotte, and Asheville than on a walking food tour? Join us for the tastiest tours in North Carolina!  We decided to take the Hillsborough tour.  I was so excited to go on my first ever food tour.
We met our tour guide, Jessica, at the entrance of Saratoga Grill. FYI: Jessica is the perfect host, she was great company plus well informed about the venues and the history of the area.  Although Saratoga Gill was not part of the tour the day we went, I have been before and…

Light in the Darkness; Quote by KathieyV (North Carolina Writer Quote)

A Few Things to do in North Carolina this Weekend May 16-20, 2018

Its time to start planning your weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC this weekend...

*May 18-20 you can attend Wilmington Wine and Food Festival in Wilmington NC
*May 19 is Bath Fest in Bath NC. *May 19-20 is Artsplosure in Raleigh NC. *May 18-20 you can attend Got To Be NC Festival in Raleigh NC *May 19 is the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival in Elkin NC *May 18-19 is the 20th Annual Denton Music and Water Festival in Edenton NC
Let's not forget those fun daily holidays... May 16-Mimosa Day May 17-Pack Rat Day May 18-No Dirty Dishes Day May 19-Armed Forces Day May 20-Pick Strawberries Day May 21-National Wait Staff Day May 22-Buy a Musical Instrument Day As usual guys you need to check all event websites to verify times and pricing.  I can't guarantee anything.  All photos are from the promotional event websites.  
Whatever you decide to do have a great time. KathieyV (If you would like to buy me a cup of coffee or glass of wine for my efforts I would be honored.  Check out…

"Udder Pecan" Ice Cream at the Cow Cafe in New Bern NC

As I was exploring downtown New Bern I stumbled upon the cutest cafe, The Cow Cafe. It was a rather hot day, and the thought of ice cream was inviting.   So I decided to check it out. Here is a quote from their website...
"The black and white Holstein awnings is the hint that Cow Cafe isn't your ordinary eatery.  Nestled deep in the cow country of New Bern, North Carolina (or Moo Bern in cow language), we serve a full line of sandwiches, wraps, salads, plates and, of course, HOMEMADE ICE CREAM!"
The menu items looked good, but I was here for the ice cream.  I decided to go with the "Udder Pecan".  (I used to enjoy butter pecan ice cream with my mom, it was her favorite).
There is a variety of seating.  The main dinning room is in the front of the restaurant. In the back is a room that the kids will love.  This room has an outdoor feel with the walls painted to look as though you are on the farm.
Read the history of the Cow Cafe here.
There is an opportunity fo…

What to Wear to a Casual Wine Tasting in North Carolina

It is May, and wine tastings and wine events in this area are picking up.
Well, I am ready to sip some wine but what should I wear to these events?
What to wear to a wine tasting in the early spring... My inspiration is from pinterest/polyvore
Let's see if I can find something similar online...(I searched and searched for a peach colored top, not easy to find)
Scallop Trim Shell Ann Taylor Curvy Straight Leg Jeans in Dark Rinse Wash by Ann Taylor Loft Frye Women's Tinsley Stitch Ballet Flats Fossil Emi Large Saddle Bag 14k Gold Love Knot Stud Earrings Ross-Simons 14kt Yellow Gold Byzantine Bolo Bracelet
Here is a wine quote from Kenny Chesney... It's technically not summer yet even though it has been in the high 80's here in NC.  So, now that we have an outfit lets head out to a tasting.  Let me know how your tasting was. Happy shopping and adventures! KathieyV
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