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A Few Things to do in North Carolina Nov 15-19, 2017

Time to start planning your weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC this weekend....
*Nov 15 the Parkside Town Commons Ice Rink in Cary NC opens.  Looks like it remains open into the early new year.  What fun!
*Nov 17-19 you can attend the Celebration of Seagrove Potters in Seagrove NC
*Friday Nov 17 is the Twas the Night Before Bed Race in Mocksville NC.  I would love to see this race. *Beginning Nov 17- Dec 31 is Holidays at the Garden at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont NC. *Nov 18 is the Annual North Hills Tree Lighting Celebration in Raleigh NC *Nov 18th is the All American BBQ Festival in Fayetteville NC
Let's look a few of the daily holidays we can enjoy, Nov 15-National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.  I need to do that! Nov 16-National Button Day Nov 17- Homemade Bread Day Nov 18- National Apple Cider Day Nov 19-Women's Entrepreneurship Day Nov 20- National Peanut Butter Fudge Day Nov 21- Wold Television Day
As usual guys you need to check all event…

A Visit to Joyner Park in Wake Forest NC

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Joyner Park in Wake Forest NC.

Joyner Park has restored original farm buildings, a pecan grove, and a 1,000 lawn seat amphitheater.

 There are two gardens in the park.  The Walker Garden and a Performance Garden.
 You will find a 2,000 foot stone wall on the property plus three miles of paved trails.
If you live in the area or find yourself in the town of Wake Forest, you should check out the park.  I spoke with several people that visit the park on a regular basis.  They said they love to picnic there and that they enjoy the events held on the property.  They love that it brings the community together. Happy Travels and Adventures! KathieyV (

Picking Pumpkins at Unchurch Farm in Cary NC

On a warm fall day, we decided to take an adventure.  Caleb, Maggie, Steph, and I took a short ride to Upchurch Farm in Cary NC.  The goal was to enjoy some time outside and gather a few pumpkins for our fall decorating.
There were tractors and plenty of room to run around...
Lots of play areas.  There was a hay maze, corn cribs, a small barnyard.
The kiddo's loved the bouncy platform...
I loved taking photos... Maggie enjoyed the baby goats..
I don't remember ever picking a pumpkin, but there is a first time for everything.  We grabbed a wagon loaded the kids up and ventured into the pumpkin patch.  What fun as we each selected our favorite pumpkin.

Caleb and Maggie with the pumpkin harvest. On their site, they said they would remain open for the fall season into early November.  If you missed the pumpkin picking this year do plan a trip to Upchurch Farm next year, it is a great place to visit with the kids. Get out and explore! KathieyV:-)

A Few Things to do in North Carolina this Weekend Nov 8-12, 2017

Time to start planning your weekend.  Here are just a few things to do in NC this weekend....
*Nov 9 is a Holiday Sip and Shop hosted by Garden Supply Company in Cary NC

*Nov 10-12 is the Port City Rib Fest in Carolina Beach NC
*Nov 10-12 is the 2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh NC *Nov 11-12 it the 2017 Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival in Huntersville NC
Nov 11 in Asheville NC they are having a Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
Nov 11 is a Shuck and Peel Party in Downtown Hickory NC Let's take a look at the upcoming daily holidays... Nov 8- Dunce Day Nov 9- World Freedom Day Nov 10- Sesame Street Day Nov 11- Veterans Day Nov 12- Chicken Soup for the Soul Day Nov 13- World Kindness Day Nov 14- National Pickle 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:-)

Claws Mini-Faire Event at Doyle's Vineyard in Durham NC

Doyle's Vineyard in Durham was hosting an event they called Claws Mini-Faire.  Here is how they described it on their Facebook page.
"Join us for our biggest event of the year! CLAWS will be hosting a mini-renaissance style festival at Doyle's Vineyard."
Claw's Inc rehabilitates wildlife and rescues exotic pets.  For this event, they were displaying several birds of prey and releasing a few of the rehabilitated birds back into the wild.  
Below are a few photos of some of the beautiful birds....

We also enjoyed sword fighting demonstrations put on by Sword Conservatory.

We watched a show put on by the League of Extraordinary Belly Dancers.  What a group of very nice and talented ladies.

It was great being with my family at this event.  We enjoy good wine, entertainment and of course seeing the birds fly to freedom. Thanks for a great time, yet again, Doyle's Vineyard.  Can't wait till the next event. Link to a post I did on Doyle's Vineyard in Durham NC

NC Author Quote "My Story My Divorce God's Promise, The Beginning" by KathieyV

This is quote from my book, "My Story My Divorce God's Promise".  You can check it out by hitting the link below.  I would be grateful if you would buy the book and then let me know what you think.  I would love to hear your story.

The link above is where you can buy the book if you are interested.  I am an Amazon Affiliate and will get a small percentage of any purchase you make on Amazon if you go through this link.  Don't worry it is of no extra cost to you:-)