Monday, February 17, 2014

Vacation in North Carolina

Well, it is that time of year where our minds start thinking about vacation.  Or maybe it is a little early.  I do think that the 8 inches of snow this week along with a little ice (which is unusual for our part of NC) has sparked my spring and summer thoughts early.  

I find my mind wandering to the garden and where our trips might take us.  We have so many favorite spots.  There is the beach, the mountains and then of course the callings of family. 

Every summer takes us to Holden Beach for just day trips.  I’m not sure if it is the beach or the Shrimp Burger at Provision Company that calls harder.  Either way it is a relaxing day with my toes in the sand or just floating on the boogie board.  As a girl from NY I am still amazed at the 80 degree water here in the ocean.  How can such a large body of water be so warm?

North Carolina Beaches

We have also found a new favorite in the mountains.  Did you know that Biltmore has a summer concert series?  We happened to find a great Groupon to a hotel in Waynesville last summer and while looking for things to do I discovered that on the weekend we planned to go the Four Tops and the Temptations were playing at Biltmore.  I am still awestruck at being there, listening to some of my favorites with God painting the most incredible sunset!  We are patiently waiting to see what is announced for the upcoming year to make plans once again.


Last year also seemed to be the Year of the Grape.  We found 3 great wineries in Asheville, Yadkin Valley and Ronda, NC.

Raffaldini Vineyards

Living In the Pinehurst Southern Pines area you just don’t have to go far to enjoy yourself.

But we all need something new.  What will it be?  Stay tuned….

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