Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Few Things to do in NC This Weekend...April 27-30,2017

Here are just a few things to consider while you are making your weekend plans in NC....
*April 28 Sip While You Shop Wine Walk at Waverly Place in Cary NC


*April 29 The Brew 'n' Choo Strawberry Festival in New Hill NC
                 There will be trains, beer, strawberries and wine.  Sounds like a fun time.
     * April 29 The Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary NC
* April 30 you can attend The Spring Fling Showcase in Raleigh ate the Southern Star Ballroom.  It is a recital for the adult students.  Should be fun.
* April 28- 30 you can attend West Fest in Hillsborough NC.  There you will find find, music, food, beer and more.
*April 29 is the NC Pickle Festival 2017 in Mount Olive NC.  
So these are just a few things you can get into this weekend but there are many more.  
What did you do last weekend?  I went to the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, Fair Game Brewery in Pittsboro with Cindy, and spent time with my grand babies. I also went with Erica to a local winery and here are a few photos from my trip to Doyle's Vineyard in Durham NC.


Get out and do something fun.
KathieyV:-)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Doyle's Vineyard in Durham NC

I was in the mood to explore.  I called Erica and said "let's visit Doyle's Vineyard".  I did not have to ask her twice.

Doyle's Vineyard is located in Durham NC on NC Highway 751.  Doyle's is the RTP tasting location for RagApple Lassie Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley of NC.
Doyle's has a Facebook page where you find a list of upcoming events.  I love how they open their winery to the community.  In the past I have seen dog-friendly events, Easter Egg Hunts for both adults and children, they even had an owl release.  This all sounds fantastic to me, plus you can sip their wine while enjoying the fun:-)
They have a main lobby area and from there you can enter the tasting room through a narrow passageway.  Erica ventured in before me....
What a unique and interesting room.
I love the label.  Notice the arrowhead shaped pendent on the cow?  There is story behind the pendent and the cow.  You can read more at the RagApple Lassie website.

My favorite wine of the day was the Chardonnay and Kaleidoscope Red.  
Erica and I both enjoyed a glass of wine after the tasting.  We sipped our wine while relaxing on a wooden deck overlooking the water.  There were plenty of seats and small tables.


Interesting sculptures....



Lovely location...

We had a very nice time at Doyle's.  I do plan to visit again. 
Get out and explore.  I suggest you visit Doyle's Vineyard. 
KathieyV:-)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Piedmont Farm Tour... Avillion Farm 2016

We left the buffalo farm and headed to the next one on our list, Avillion Farm.  Here is the short description they give on Facebook..
"A small farm in rural northern Orange County, NC, Avillion raises Shetland and Jacob sheep, angora goats (colored, white) and angora rabbits (Germans, German crossbreds, French)."
Our visit in photos with a few sheep facts I found on PBS...

Texas, Wyoming and California are the U.S. states with the highest number of sheep. 
PBS

Bits of sheep can also be found in tennis rackets (strings made of sheep guts), candles and soap (tallow rendered from sheep fat) and most cosmetics and skincare products 
(lanolin, an emollient found in sheep’s wool).
PBS


 Biggest dog ever and one of the friendliest:-)
 He was taller then me but that is not saying a lot:-)





Sheep and goats may look similar, but they’re different species. Sheep have 54 chromosomes, while goats have 60 chromosomes.
PBS

 When I saw this Mom and baby I thought of being protected under the shadow of God's wing
Get out and explore.  I suggest you visit a farm!
KathieyV:-)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Few Things To Do In NC April 20-23, 2017

The weekend is nearly upon us.  Let's start planning some fun things to do.  There is a link with each event.  Please check for info on dates, times, and pricing before you venture out.
*April 22 The Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival in Cary NC
*April 22 is the 2017 Strawberry Festival in Garner NC.  I know the sign says Cleveland but it is actually in Garner.
*April 22 is the Spring Art Bazaar held at Fair Game Beverage Company in Pittsboro NC.

I did a blog post on a visit to the Fair Game Beverage Company some time ago.  Here is a link to that post...Visti to Fair Game Beverage Company

*April 21-23 is the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh NC at the State Fair Grounds.  I am excited because I will be going to a preview event with the NC Bloggers Network.  What fun:-)
*April 22 and 23 is the Piedmont Farm Tour.  I have toured several farms on this tour.  It is informative and fun.
Here is one of my posts from the farm tour in 2016. Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm.
*April 22 is the Pop Up Market in Apex NC  It is held at the Southern Peak Brewery.

*April 21 and 22 is the Edenton Pilgrimage of Historic Homes in Edenton NC.

*April 22 there is the Ninth Annual Hillsborough Arts and Crafts Show in Hillsborough NC.
I hope I have given you a few ideas you can use for your weekend.  
Get out and have a great time.
KathieyV:-)

(All photos are taken from the event websites except for the ones from my personal blog post which were taken by me:-)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Restaurant Review Town Hall Burger and Beer Durham NC

It's time to try a new restaurant.  I was invited by my friend Cindy to Town Hall Burger and Beer in Durham.  Let's go....

After having a look at the menu I decided to get a classic cheeseburger.  Here is their description... "Certified Angus Beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion & choice of cheese served on brioche."
I also tried out the fried pickles with jalapeño ranch.
The burger was delicious.  I loved it.
Fried pickles were really good too.  The jalapeño ranch was a bit too spicy for me.  
I would probably go with plain ranch next time.  
Being a wine girl I know very little about beer.  Town Hall seems to have a nice selection of beer.  Here is their list...Beer List...


They serve wine and Bottled Boylans Sodas too.

The Bar.
Cindy and I plan to go back to check out the bar..
I loved my burger.  Looking at his picture makes me want to go back today:-)
They have daily specials and weekly events.  Check those out here...Specials and Events
It would be fun to go on their trivia night that is held on Thursdays.  Along with the trivia you also get $3 pints and $4 glasses of wine.
They also have music bingo for the kids on Tuesdays.  Not sure what it is but I bet my grandson would like it:-)
I really enjoyed my visit to Town Hall Burger and Beer.  I plan on going back...
Get out and try a new restaurant.
KathieyV:-)