Category Archives: NC

Hurricane cocktail

A couple days before landfall of Florence when she was predicted to be headed straight toward Richmond, I thought it would be good to have ingredients on hand for a Hurricane cocktail: dark rum, pomegranate juice, orange juice and other … Continue reading

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Boro Cafe and Bakery, Swansboro, NC

We wandered around the small town of Swansboro on our way from Atlantic Beach to Carolina Beach, NC and happened upon the unassuming Boro Cafe on Front Street, adjacent the Icehouse Restaurant on the water. Inside, there was a nice … Continue reading

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Kure Beach, NC

I have spent a splendid weekend in Kure Beach, NC, a tiny town south of Carolina Beach, NC on the road to Ft. Fisher, a civil war fort, and the Fort Fisher- Southport ferry which crosses the Cape Fear River. … Continue reading

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Fat Pelican revisited

It was rainy yesterday, April 4, in Wilmington, NC and the AirBnB hosts were not responding–perhaps they were over thirty and do not check their cell phones every five minutes. And the discussion for next week’s trip to Savannah invoked … Continue reading

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North Carolina State University quick trip

It was a beautiful spring day to take a quick walk across the North Carolina State University Campus. The University was closed but there were a few facilities fellows doing some work improvements, a couple of campus police cars keeping … Continue reading

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Cup-A-Joe, Raleigh coffee shop

I just loved the logo of the Cup-A-Joe coffee shop, 3100 Hillsborough Street, adjacent the NCSU campus. There were lots of folks behind the behind the counter and cash register continuously trying to upsell me beyond my simple cup of coffee. … Continue reading

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Raleigh Brewpubs

After a ramble past the Museum of Natural Science, the Museum of History and the Agriculture Department and a quick troll around the Capitol Square in Raleigh, NC it was time to search for a microbrew to assess the hipster … Continue reading

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