Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Trip To The South

Hello Dear Friends.
Yesterday Rich and I headed down the road to Fayetteville, NC to pick up some tools that Rich had purchased. I was surprised at the weather, it really turned foggy and cloudy. Everything is all stirred up with hurricane Sandy.
The drive was down the back roads past pumpkin patches and fields of cotton ready to be harvested. I was hoping to get some pics but that didn't happen.



One reason that I chose to ride along was this place...


This is a restaurant called Sherefe. It has middle eastern food, which you know that I love.



So Rich and I had a lovely lunch. Since this restaurant move downtown we walked around for a little while.



Fayetteville is a very old town and you see it in buildings like this one from 1790.



This is in the center of town. It was the original sight of the courthouse which burned an then this was constructed. It is the old market where slave auctions where held. Other Southern cities have structures like this. It is similar to Charleston's.



This pic is for Shirlee. The Polish pottery is so beautiful. I resisted buying any. I give pottery as gifts frequently but it is local since we live in an area famous for it.
After that it was time to head home. The GPS took us up through Sanford, NC so I got to stop and see my friend Susan at work. She took us on a little tour of the new building.



In this golf cart!!! Fun!
I managed a little stitching.



I have a few more branches. I hope to get a little further today.

I hope that everyone has a great Saturday!!

Chris
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16 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Nice trip with lunch! I really like some of Barbara Ana's designs too! Happy Stitching for the rest of the weekend on this windy day!

Cindy's Stitching said...

how nice chris. the food looks yummy. the pottery store must be nice. I like pottery also. enjoy your weekend.

Vickie said...

Well that was very nice wasn't it. Good for you two. Have a great weekend.

Carolyn said...

Chris,
Thanks for the history. I love to look at the old buildings. The food looks delicious. Your tree is looking good. Happy Saturday to you also!

cucki said...

Wow I love to look at the old buildings..... Your tree is looking lovely...
Big hugs xxx

Barb said...

I have never been to that area. I really enjoyed the photos!!

Margaret said...

I loved seeing all the pics! Who would have thought you could get middle eastern food and Polish pottery in NC? :D

Brigitte said...

I always love to accompany you on your trips. Great pictures.

Nicola said...

I have enjoyed the trip, blogging is a great way to see the world.

butterfly said...

Looks like you had a fun day Chris , thanks for sharing.hugs.

Krista said...

What a fun excursion. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Sunday. Hope Sandy doesn't bring you any troubles!

Shirlee said...

AAAAHHHHHHHH!!! I reading your post & I get down to the photo of the Polish pottery shop & it was like "Be still my heart!" Then I saw you posted the photo for me : ) Thank you! I'm sure John will also send his thanks when I tell him I want to go to Fayetteville. I checked out the route on Mapquest. A 10-hour drive. Hmmmmmm. But it takes us right past an old work buddy of his. Maybe I can talk him into this after the holidays, but oh! I'll bet the Polish pottery shop will have Christmas goodies! AAAHHHHHHH!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like a lovely day and a little stitching to boot!

Myra said...

That food looks wonderful! Looks like you found some neat things to see and do.

Mouse said...

looks like a nice day out even with the inclement weather ... food looked yummie and well done on the bay sal too ... have printed off but not got any where with it *sigh love mouse xxxxx

Catherine said...

Sounds like a fun day!