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A Few Things To Do In North Carolina Sept 27-Oct 1, 2017

It's nearly the weekend and here are just a few things to do Sept 27-Oct 1, 2017.

*Tuesday Sept 26-Saturday Sept 30 is the Chowan County Regional Fair in Edenton NC.
*Sept 29-30 you can attend the Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival in Manteo NC. *Sept 29-30 is the North Carolina Muscadine Festival in Kenansville NC *Sept 30-Oct 1 is the Art On Main Street event in Hendersonville NC *Sept 30 - Oct 1 is the Renaissance Festival in Huntersville NC  (It is also being held on weekends through Nov 19. Don't forget the daily holidays... Sept 27- Crush a Can Day.(Why?  I don't know) Sept 28- National Drink Beer Day Sept 29- International Coffee Day (I celebrate this everyday:-) Sept 30- National Ghost Hunting Day Oct 1- National Walk Your Dog Day (I celebrate this everyday too:-) Oct 2- Name Your Car Day (I used to have a car named Earnie) Oct 3- Techies Day As usual guy you need to check all event websites to verify times and pricing.  I can't guarantee anything.  All pho…

Rock of Ages Winery in Hurdle Mills NC

Did you know that September is North Carolina Wine Month?  That's all the motivation I needed to take a drive to a winery I had heard about but never visited.  I set off for a little over an hour drive to Hurdle Mills NC to visit Rock of Ages Winery On my route, I saw beautiful old barns, rolling hills, and farmland.  I drove through one of my favorite towns Hillsborough NC.  There were a few slow-moving vehicles on the journey.  Instead of trying to pass them I took the time to relax and enjoy the sights of smells of the countryside. Before I knew it, I had arrived.  There it was the Rock of Ages Winery.  What a lovely building.
The building itself is beautiful. The stone and wood create a welcoming setting.  I met the owners, Kevin and Kim Moore.  They took the time to meet and greet everyone.   They know their wine and seem to enjoy sharing that knowledge.  Kevin has a degree from Surry Community College in Enology and Viticulture.   Rock of Ages Winery opened 2005 with Kevin …

Afternoon Tea at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary NC

Stephanie, Erica, and I wanted to go on an adventure.  We like tea so we decided to try Afternoon Tea at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary.
Here are a couple of quotes from their website...
"Afternoon Tea is served in the lobby lounge, situated amongst the art adorned walls, enhanced by the hotel's Dale Chihuly glass sculpture. Afternoon Tea is a welcoming and elegant way to spend an afternoon socializing." "Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday - Sunday from 2:30-4:00pm."  "Live harpist accompaniment adds to the soothing environment."
 Click for a PDF of the menu along with the types of tea they serve.  I chose the Earl Grey Tea.  It was lovely.
 I think tea sandwiches are so much fun.  I don't know if I could pick a favorite they were all delicious.
After the tea sandwiches, we were served a variety of scones. Yummy.  And yes, if you were wondering, we ate all of those too:-) Now it was time for the final course, "Sweets". I absolutely loved …

Interesting Places to Visit in North Carolina The Country Doctor Museum

I am usually on the search to find interesting places in NC that I would like to visit.  The Country Doctor Museum is one of them.  Being an RN, it is interesting to learn about prior treatment techniques and options.  The Country Doctor Museum is a place that is on my must see places in NC.   Below you will find some photos and quotes from their website. "The Country Doctor Museum invites people of all ages to visit and learn about the history of rural health care in the United States. Docents lead tours through three buildings of exhibits and are available to answer questions. Exhibits contain artifacts relevant to the practice of medicine between the late 18th century and the first half of the 20th century." "..the Museum's collection grew to over 5,000 medical artifacts and many volumes of historic texts gathered from across the nation."
7089 Peele Road Bailey
Bailey, NC 27807
Please check the website to verify times and pricing for your visit. 
I can't wait…

A Few Things To Do In North Carolina This Weekend Sept 13-17, 2017

* Sept 16 is the Apex Music Festival in Apex NC.
*Saturday Sept 16 is Bug Fest at The NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh NC *Sept 16 you can attend Oktoberfest at Lafayette Village in Raleigh NC.  I want to go and watch the wiener dog races:-)
*Sept 16 is the 11th Annual Car Show in Creedmoor NC *Sept 14-16 in Silk Hope NC they are holding the Hoppin' John Old-Time Bluegrass Fiddler's Convention. *Sept 13-17 in Clayton NC is the Clayton Harvest Festival. *Sept 15-16 they are having Hog Day in Hillsborough NC.

Don't forget the special holidays.  You can celebrate everyday if you want to:-)
Sept 13-Positive Thinking Day
Sept 14-National Cream Filled Donut Day
Sept 15-National Cheese Toast Day
Sept 16-National Tatoo Story Day
Sept 17-International Country Music Day
Sept 18-National Cheeseburger Day
Sept 19-Talk Like a Pirate Day

What ever you choose to do or celebrate have a great time!
KathieyV:-) (Please check all event links to verify times and pricing.  I know nothi…

A Few Things To Do In North Carolina the Weekend of Sept 20-24, 2017

The weekend is upon us again.  Here are a few things to do in NC for the weekend of Sept 20-24, 2017.

*Sept 18-24 is Mayberry Days in Mount Airy NC

*Sept 21-24 is Mule Days in Benson NC
*Sept 23-24 is the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour.  I have been and it is so much fun.
*Sept 23 is the Ahoskie Heritage Festival in Ahoskie NC.

*Sept 23 is the Dragon Boat Festival held at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary NC

*Sept 23 you can attend BBQ Blues and Brews in Fuquay-Varina NC.

*Sept 24 is the Pepper Festival in Abundance NC
Let's not forget the daily holidays...
Sept 20-National String Cheese Day
Sept 21-International Day of Peace
Sept 22-Ice Cream Cone Day
Sept 23-National Museum Day
Sept 24-Bluebird of Happiness Day
Sept 25-Family Day
Sept 26-National Dumpling Day

What ever you choose to do or celebrate have a great time!
KathieyV:-) (Please check all event links to verify times and pricing.  I know nothing about the events other then what I have shared.  All photos are taken from the event…