Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bike lights for safety

A number of people on the streets have mentioned that if I were to get hit by a car, it would not be my fault. Obviously due to the improved visibility. The lights were originally added to the bicycle for … Continue reading

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Carolina Beach, NC

Carolina Beach, NC is just about the right size. Not too big and not too small.  For me it tops Virginia Beach, the Eastern Shore of VA and Myrtle Beach, SC. There is a small midway during the high season … Continue reading

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I am missing Charlotte, NC

I really enjoyed my three-week stay in Charlotte, NC. It is a very handsome, clean city. Sort of like Minneapolis transplanted into the South. I guess they solved the redevelopment issue commonly found in older cities by just knocking down … Continue reading

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Chattanooga brewpubs

Big River Grille and Brewing Works had nondescript beer. Nothing to write home about.  It is a nice enough location and brew house. Moccasin Bend Brewing, in the shadow of the Lookout Mountain, was nearly impossible to find, hidden up … Continue reading

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Spartanburg, SC

At Cakehead Bakeshop inside The Coffeebar in Spartanburg, SC (corporate home of Denny’s) enjoying a piece of lemon chess pie with whipped cream. Very delicious, lemon and egg custard in a nice crust, flaky but without lard?

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Hendersonville NC

“You must get sconed”, seen at Congo Java, an “environmentally responsible” coffee shop in Hendersonville,  NC, where pieces of linguini are used as coffee stirrers. In the Asheville, “keep it weird” sphere of influence.

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Charlotte brewpubs

The Old Mecklenburg Brewery was established in 2009.  The light rail stop heading out from downtown is called Scaleybark. What a great name! (Surly Brewing in MSP, which was the harbinger of the craft brew craze in MN, started in … Continue reading

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