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Buoy Bowls Adventure....Food Truck

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For weeks all my daughter, from MomUnglued,  has talked about is Buoy Bowls.  She would go on about how wonderful they were.  She would stalk them to find out where they would be on what felt like a daily basis.  I finally gave in and said "Ok, I want to give them a try".  So off we went and I was not disappointed. They were amazing. You will see quotes from their website in purple print, to match their truck:-)
"Buoy Bowls is the end result of an obsession with Acai Bowls  that first started on a surf trip to San Diego, California in 2005." "...he discovered the Acai Bowl- a bowl of frozen purred acai berries topped  with a variety of fresh fruit and honey. It was absolutely love at first bite!"
"Our acai bowls and smoothies are made using the freshest organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible."
As you can see Maggie loves them too... My favorite was the Surfs Up Bowl.  Chocolatey fruity goodness in a bowl.   If you live in the Raleigh D…

World Famous Frisbee Dog Event in Fuqua-Varina NC

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Cindy and I were out and about again looking for adventure.  We came across the World Famous Frisbee Dog/DiscConnected K9s that were displaying their skills at the Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuqua-Varina NC.  Here is what they say on their website...

"The Disc-Connected K9s began rescuing dogs in 1992.All of our current performing dogs are rescued; meaning they have all come from either homeless, sheltered, rescued, adopted or abandoned backgrounds. We make the determination (and have all most stayed true) about whether or not we are personally going to keep a dog, or process them through our program and find them new homes. With few exceptions, this has been successful for us."

You can also adopt some of their dogs.  They do their best to find the dog and the family a good adoption match. 


These dogs are skilled and amazing to watch.






















I found in watching the show that it was not just the dog that was agile.  Look at this trainer showing his agility skills.....



After the show I met…

A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend June 22-25, 2017

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With Tropical Storm Cindy hitting the golf coast I am wondering if we will get some of the rain bands here on the east coast.  Lets check the local forecast for the RTP area.  Does not look as bad as I expected. 









Lets take a look at a few things to do in NC this weekend...      

*Looks like a lot of great bands at Rock the Cape on Hatteras Island.  This is a week long event starting June 17-June 24.

*Friday June 23 attend Mountain Street Dances in Waynesville NC.  Sounds like fun to me.

*Friday June 23 in Blowing Rock NC is the Blowing Rock Mile of Flowers.  There will be tours of the gardens found at some of the  churches and homes in the beautiful town of Blowing Rock.
*June 24 you can attend Birds and Brews at SylvanHeights Bird Park in Scotland Neck NC.  I have been to Sylvan Heights Bird Park it is a fun experience, see the photos on my blog.
*June 24 is the NC Sunflower Festival in Chocowinity NC.  I love sunflowers and would love to go.

*June 24 you can join the fun at Y'al…

A Visti to Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen in Raleigh NC

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It has been a while since I have visited a new restaurant.  I did a google search and came up with Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen in Raleigh NC.  Sounded wonderful so I called Cindy and off we went on a restaurant adventure.  Here is a quote from their website.... "A refined take on traditional Southern cuisine. That's the essence of Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, our onsite restaurant in the heart of Raleigh's vibrant downtown. Executive Chef Michael Rigot's seasonal menus feature the freshest, healthiest produce and meats, all from local North Carolina farms. A main dining room, private dining room, and outdoor patio provide an abundance of seating options. Craft beers, uncommon cocktails, and premium wines head the liquid refreshment line-up."
The restaurant itself is located in downtown Raleigh in Raleigh Marriott City Center. The Bar was lovely.  The night we were there it was packed.  Lively place to be. They brought this lovely platter to our table, they call i…

A Few Things to do in NC June 16-18,2017

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Lets get ready for the weekend.... *June 17 - 18 you can experience the British occupation of Halifax in Halifax NC.  Not sure how far Halifax is from me but I would not mind seeing this.  *Saturday June 17 there is a Charity Event in Wake Forest.  The Wake Forest Charity Car Show.

*June 16 & 17 you can head to the NC Blueberry Festival in Burgaw.
*Friday June 16 take you kiddos to North Hills Commons in Raleigh to play.  Not sure of the name of the event but it is free and looks like fun..Click here for more info..

*June 16 & 17 you can pig out at the Peak City Pig Fest in Apex NC.  Check out their schedule of events, looks like fun.
*Sunday June 18 is a Father's Day Food Truck Rodeo in Durham. Special Days to think about... June 15 is Smile Power Day June 16 is Fresh Veggies Day. (Maybe I will venture out to the farmers market:-) June 18 is International Picnic Day. June 19 is National Kissing Day June 20 is Ice Cream Soda Day June 21 is National Selfie Day June 22 is N…

Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuquay-Varina NC

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They were hosting the Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuquay-Varina a couple of weeks ago so Cindy and I decided to check it out.  We set our GPS and began our journey.  We parked in downtown Fuquay-Varina and walked to the venue.  There were several places closer to the event to park with prices ranging from $10-$20.   We did not mind the walk, you have to burn calories where you can:-) From their website... Project Uplift USA, Inc. is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation responsible for producing the Freedom Balloon Fest. We are led by an all volunteer board with no paid employees, which means we can direct all of our sponsor funding and contributions directly to our key program services. Project Uplift USA, Inc. has three primary service program focus areas:  outreach to military families and children with mobility challenges, educational programs, and remembering and honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation. There was a lot to do at the event pr…

A Few Things to do in NC June 10-11, 2017

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Are you ready for the weekend?  Here a just a few of the fun events in NC.  Enjoy:-)
*Saturday June 10 travel to Blowing Rock NC for Art in the Park.I love Blowing Rock, wish I lived a bit closer.



*Saturday, June 10th, from 11 am to 3 pm (Rain Date June 17th), is Pork Out at Lafayette Village in Raleigh NC.  Quote from their website...
Enjoy up to 20 teams’ BBQ as they compete for People’s Choice. Be sure to enjoy the other great food, shopping, Live Music, and more!
Check their site for ticket info...

*Sunday June 11 check out Sunday Funday Lawn Party  from 3-6pm in Raleigh NC.  There will be lawn games, music, wine, food and ice cream.  Sounds like a great time to me:-)

*June 11 you can swing over to Carrboro NC for their Cupcake and Cocktail Event.  This is a ticketed event and they can be purchased on the website.

Special Holidays to enjoy...
June 9 is Donald Duck Day.
June 10 Iced Tea Day and also National Rose' Day
June 10 is also World Bike Naked Day...I won't be doing that:-)
J…

A Visit to the Raleigh Rum Company in Raleigh NC...

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A couple of weeks ago Cindy and I decided to go on an adventure.  I searched the internet for things to do and came across the Raleigh Rum Company in Raleigh NC.  They have free tastings and tours every Saturday so off we went.  

If you asked me what I know about rum, the answer would be next to nothing.  The only thing I do know is that I love tropical drinks that contain rum.  

Here is a quote from their website....
"Born of our love for craft beer and cocktails; we marveled at all of the amazing craft beer in NC.  However, in January 2014 we looked around at the liquor shelf and couldn't find nearly as many options for the liquor end. So we decided to help fix that and Raleigh Rum Company was born."

They have a white and a spiced rum....
 Tours and tastings every Saturday at 2pm.  It is free.  Click here for details and directions.

 We were treated to drinks and a mini lesson on the workings of the stills and the history of the Rum Company.
We had a great time at the Ral…