Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Few Things to do in NC the weekend of May 25-28, 2017

Here are a few things to do in NC this weekend.  Enjoy:-)

*Saturday May 27 is the Cherokee NC Strawberry Festival.  Yummy:-)

*Saturday May 27 in Wilkesboro NC you can watch a lawnmower race.  They call themselves the 
Rebels and Rednecks Mower Racing Association. I would love to see that.  There are other dates on the site for upcoming races...What fun:-)



*Saturday May 27 you can attend the 2017 Strawberry Jam Festival in Bryson City NC.


*Saturday May 27 visit Zimmerman Vineyards in Trinity NC for the Sisyphus Saturday.
I have been to Zimmerman Vineyards.  I loved it.  Here is my blog post on the experience...
*Sunday May 28th in Fayetteville NC you can attended a 


*Sunday May 28th Mutts and Merlot Day at Doyle's Vineyard in Durham NC.
*Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuqua-Varina NC.  You can find the schedule of events here.  Looks like there are events Friday through Monday at 12pm.
Whatever you decide to do have fun.  I am going to try to make it to the Balloon Fest with Cindy.  If I do you can expect a blog post:-)
Please remember to check all links for times, locations and pricing.  The photos, except for one of mine, are from the event websites.
Have a great weekend!
KathieyV:-)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Southerns Women's Show 2017 in Raleigh NC

I had the opportunity to attend the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh NC this year.  I have heard talk about it over the years, but I have never been.  I had a couple of free hours on the weekend of the event and decided to check it out.  If you go, you can find a few local and national celebrities, health related products, makeup, fashion, food, wine and the list goes on and on.  Here is a link that you can check out to decide if you want to attend next year.  
(The dates for next year are already up)
The Food...
Stony Mountain Vineyards in Albemarle NC.  Here is a quote from their site...
"Welcome to Stony Mountain Vineyards - a family-owned boutique winery dedicated to the passion of winemaking. Come have a glass of wine on our deck and share our panoramic view of the Uwharrie Mountains and the lower Yadkin Valley."

Rock of Ages Winery in Hurdle Mills NC.  Here is a quote from their site...
"Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience at the Rock of Ages Winery. We designed the winery with in an Old English style with hints of Italian and Western lodge influences. This symphony of natural colors and textures is surrounded by 26 acres of vineyards and a four acre lake."

(I plan to visit both vineyards:-)

I could not for the life of me remember who was promoting the Amish Wedding products.  The few I tasted were good.  Here is a site that will give you locations to buy their products if you are interested.

Check out Diva Kakes for yummy cupcakes, cakes, and more...
The Shopping
I did not get to see as much as I wanted with my limited time. What I did see I liked.

Crown and Ivy at Belks.  The few times I have been at Belks I have noticed they do highlight Crown & Ivy.  They seem to have significant sales as well.  

Azuki Skye Jewelry.  Very pretty.  










The event was held at the State Fair Grounds in Raleigh NC
I loved the two ladies at the Total Life Changes booth. If you visit the site you will find Pinique's info at the upper right hand corner.
Docklands Design and Print Shop had some very nice regional art.  
They even had a few adoptable puppies at the event. I like the quote they displayed.
"Happiness is a warm puppy"
I only scratched the surface of the offerings of the Southern Women's Show.  It is an extensive list.  I think I will go back next year and spend a full day.  Maybe I will see you there.
I will leave you with a quote found at the show...
"Be the kind of person that you want to meet"
Happy Adventures,
KathieyV:-)

Winkler Bakery in Old Salem NC

WINKLER BAKERY

521 SOUTH MAIN STREET

Constructed 1800, restored 1968

One place Gale and I knew we had to visit was the bakery in Old Salem.  I have enjoyed the Moravian cookies over the years but everyone has told me I had to try the sugar cake.
Look at all the temptations....Yummy:-)


A bit of history....






The sugar cake was amazing.  We took it back to our room and enjoyed the yummy sweetness in front of the beautiful fireplace in our room.  We also shared a bottle of local wine.  What a lovely day:-)
Happy Travels Everyone!
KathieyV:-)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend May 18-21, 2017

*Thursday May 18th you can attend a Wine Walk for Charity at Lafayette Village in Raleigh NC.

It is from 6-9pm and the charity focus for this walk is SafeChild.   The fee to participate is $10.00

*Friday May 19th you can attend Lions and Tigers and Beer at the Conservators Center in Burlington NC.  You must have a ticket to attend.  Please check the link if you are interested.  


*Friday May 19 through Sunday May 21 you can attend the "Got To Be NC Festival" In Raleigh NC.
Here is a quote from their site...
Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home celebration North Carolina-style at the Got to Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Gate Admission and Parking are FREE!


*Saturday May 20 you can attend the Durham Blues and Brews Festival in Durham NC.
"20 Breweries, unlimited 12 oz pours,
3 great bands. All this for $45. 
($20 for designated drivers.)"




*Saturday, May 20 at USA Baseball in Cary NC you can attend Fest in the West.
*Saturday May 20 is the APS Walk for the Animals in Durham NC.  Be sure and register if you want to walk.
*Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21st you can attend Wings Over Wayne Air Show in Goldsboro NC at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. (I made a collage of photos from their site)
Please remember to check the provided links for pricing, dates, and time. 
Whatever you do this weekend I hope you have a great time.
KathieyV:-)

Monday, May 15, 2017

C & C Farm Trail Ride in Louisburg NC

This time last year Erica gave me a wonderful Mother's Day/Birthday Gift.  She knows I love horses and so she purchased a 2 hour private ride at C & C Farm in Louisburg NC.  Here is what they say on their site...

"C&C Farm offers a relaxed, family oriented environment for equine enthusiasts.  We offer riding lessons, trail rides and pasture boarding on our 65 beautiful acres."

 Beautiful horses....

 Erica getting ready for the ride...
 Our guides.  They were great.  Very nice people.  We were in good hands...
 I like this quote from the site...
"Most of our horses have been raised on the farm since they were born so we have a very close relationship with all of them and their unique personalities"
Alive, well, and smiling after a wonderful ride:-)





 You will never meet a kinder lady then the one in the photo below.  There is no doubt that she loves her horses and all the critters on their farm.  It was a joy to meet her.


































Beautiful farm.  We rode through fields and wooded trails.  It was lovely. 
If you like to ride I suggest you drive out to C&C Farms.  You will love it. 
See the link to their website at the top of the page so you can get more info and call for reservations.
Get out and try something new.
I suggest you go on a trail ride!
KathieyV:-)
By the way...while on their site I found Erica and I with our guides.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A few things to do in NC this weekend...May 11-14, 2017

Hi guys, it is that time again.  Time to start thinking ahead to the weekend.  I found a few fun things to do.  I wish I could do them all.  Remember to check all the links for times and pricing.  All photos are taken from the event pages, they are not my personal photos.  Enjoy...
*Thursday May 11 through Sunday May 14 you can go to the Wilmington Wine and Food Festival in Wilmington NC.
*Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13 you can attend a BBQ Cook Off at the Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach NC.
*Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13 you can attend The Carolina Strawberry Festival in Wallace NC.
*Saturday May 13 in Glen Alpine NC you can attend the 2nd Annual Turkey Tail Wine Festival.
*Saturday May 13 in Hillsborough NC is 23 Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition.  It is from 10am to 6pm.


*Friday May 12 in Chapel Hill NC there is a Toffee Tasting at the Root Cellar Cafe 10am-12pm.  I love toffee:-)


*Friday May 12 in Cary NC Jazz at Chatham Hill Winery with Half Past Six.  7-10pm.

*May 13 in Apex NC is the Spring for Local event.  Here is what they say on the Facebook event page..
"Join us for a gorgeous Spring Day full of shopping, food trucks, and ice cream!!! From specialty items and homemade crafts to local services, there will be something for everyone."

How are you going to spend you weekend?
Have fun!
KathieyV:-)
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