Tag: Travel

Plan a Staycation!

We are BIG advocates of Staycations.  For the obvious reason, it’s cheap and we don’t have to find a pet sitter.
I thought I would run down a few idea’s to make your staycation the best!

1. Research your area for things to try / do.  For example my area has a Kayak rental place on the Haw River that’s affordable and hours of fun!  We did this last year, packed a picnic and hit the river. Read More »

Exploring Midlothian

 

I love going to VA and visiting my Cousin and Aunt.  They live in Midlothian (outside Richmond), which is an awesome town with great food and shopping!  Upon arriving my cousin and I headed to First Watch for brunch.  Sadly they don’t serve alcohol, but that ended up being a good thing because we had a busy day planned.  I got the Elevated Egg Sandwich, which was AMAZING!  My cousin got the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, she said they were SO GOOD! Read More »

Exploring Carrboro

You requested more exploring posts.  Here is my town Carrboro NC, where you are likely to spot a hippy and have an amazing meal!

 My husband and I did not plan to move to Carrboro. We were pleasantly surprised by the town. Back up a little we were looking for a place to rent and came across our little country house.  Slowly we ventured further and further into town.  We tried the locally owned restaurants and found the food was amazing.  The little shops have many local artists.  All in all we love our little town. So I thought I would share a few of our favorite spots to visit.

Start your day checking out the old railroad cars at Cross Ties!  Have a good meal in a fun location.  There is ample parking and you can walk around to some cool shops.  Hands down a fun place to go. Read More »

Savannah Sights

I hope you enjoyed Savannah Eats.  I mentioned how rich Savannah’s history is.  I wanted to share some of the sights we saw.
Right outside our Airbnb was Monterey Square.  There is a monument for Compete Casimir Pulaski.  It was interesting reading about him on the plaque.  The square was a nice place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.  Something I love about Savannah are the big trees.  Usually cities don’t have any.

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Savannah Eats

My husband and I love Savannah.  The town is so rich with History and Fun.
This was our second year going to Savannah, and we went with a plan.
Beach by day and Food by night!
Here is a recap of where we went to eat.
Our first stop was The Grey.  We ordered cocktails and their Tea Sandwiches.
I got the Summer Spritzer and my hubby tried one of their beers.  The drinks were very good, the food not as much.  I enjoyed the pimento cheese tea sandwich, but the other two were not as good.

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Exploring and Making Memories

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I have mentioned before that my husband works on Saturday’s, so we make the most of our time together on Sunday.  Exploring our state is always fun for us.  Like my post here about First Sunday in Pittsboro.  I am excited to share with you some other fun places to explore when in NC.

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First Sunday

The small town of Pittsboro is a short drive from Chapel Hill or Cary/Apex.
In the Spring and Summer months they hold “First Sunday” from 12-5
Artisans line the streets, food trucks, and live music are some of what you will see.
My husband and I discovered first Sunday two years ago.  We love going and spending the day with each other.  We shop not only the artisans but the local small business.  Many of the shops that are closed on Sunday are open.  My favorite is a little antique store Reclamation Home Furnishings.

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Thanksgiving Travel

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How I Prepared for Savannah + Our Trip Recap

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This weekend for our Anniversary we took a trip to Savannah.  My husband worked in Savannah a few years ago and always wanted to take me.  The culture and history made an impact on him.  My hubby should have been a history teacher but other choices created the life he has.  Which I am glad for but it doesn’t stop him from learning or teaching me about history.



Culture

If you follow me on SnapChat (edfbylee) you know I am currently in St. Louis.
I arrived a day before the conference started so I could explore and get a good night rest.  I don’t fly well, think claustrophobic.  Anyhow, I got in at 2pm on Saturday and had to whole afternoon to explore.  Sadly the lawn around the Arch was closed for improvements so I couldn’t get close enough to take pics.  So I walked around the city.  There was a big event for the 50th anniversary of the Arch.  Food trucks were out, along with live music.  Now I have a thing about eating from food trucks I don’t know about previously.  Anyhow, I found a cool restaurant to try and asked the waiter what’s “local” food….He suggested Pizza and Butter Cake.  So I did and YUM.
 On my walk back to my hotel (aka in search of a store to buy wine) I saw this amazing art display at the City Garden so out came my tripod and these amazing pictures happened.
I call this one “Dying Women” 
This one is “Dead Zombie” (haha)

There is something about being in a city that makes me happy.

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