Monthly Archives: August 2014

Small Batch Beer Co

On another random adventure this long Labor Day weekend. I started the trip in Greensboro, NC and then headed to a very large flea market in Hillsville, VA. “Treasures” were to be found in every corner. Lots and lots of … Continue reading

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Classic train stations

Since first seeing the downtown Richmond, VA train station I have been impressed by the necessity of its vertical immensity for bringing passengers to trains arriving at a second floor level to avoid floodwaters. Today, while searching for a good … Continue reading

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Disco Chicken, Charlotte

The Disco Chicken, in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (420 S Tryon St) seen here welcoming me to Charlotte. Following a summer of pseudo-hipsterin’, it is muy difĂ­cil to gaze at a computer screen all the live … Continue reading

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Asheville taprooms and brewpubs, II

After a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway past Mt Pisgah, I returned through South Asheville and stopped off at Wedge Brewing Co. and sampled an Iron Rail IPA. Although they had a special window for dispensing their number one … Continue reading

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Asheville, NC coffee shops

The west end of Asheville is a nice group of restsurants, pubs, organic markets an coffee shops. Although I had headed to the neighborhood  looking a coffee roastery, by the time I got there I had forgotten the name and … Continue reading

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Old school motels, Rittenhouse and Mountaineer

I have had the pleasure of staying at a couple of older motels, in reasonable shape which were run by older gentlemen. The first was the Rittenhouse Motor Lodge (23054 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA). This is in the woods … Continue reading

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Asheville, NC River Arts District

Just a short walk down the hill from the center of Asheville is the River Arts District, strung out in old warehouses along the river. The art studios are interspersed with cafes, brewpubs and eateries. There are many artists working … Continue reading

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Asheville, NC taprooms and brewpubs

After walking past Wedge Brewing Co in the Asheville River Arts District, which was closed on an early Monday afternoon, I stopped into Hi-Wire Brewing to cool my aching Birkenstock feet. I chatted with an Akansas-native who gave me advice … Continue reading

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Southern fountains

These wrought iron? fountains are of similar design. The first one I saw was in Richmond, VA down the hill from the Capitol Building. I thought that this was a unique fountain design until I saw a slightly smaller version … Continue reading

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Lyric plays live

I was lucky enough to happen upon a pub performance by the soul, r and b group, Lyric at 5 Walnut Street Wine Bar on W Walnut in downtown Asheville, NC. Vocalist Leeds “Lyric” Jones was fabulous, singing original songs … Continue reading

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