As our time is wrapping up on our month long stay in Moncure, NC we spent our last weekend staying at Katie and Brook’s place in Raleigh NC. We planned to pack in as much fun as we could before we take off.
Prior to staying with Katie and during her work week we went to Pinehurst NC for one last visit. We simply love this charming community and the park called Reservoir Park which is not only a very beautiful woodland surrounded lake it is also home to one of our favorite disc golf courses.We got an early start that Thursday morning and pulled into Reservoir Park for a round of disc golf. The woodlands here are managed via controlled burning and as such the woodlands are park like with little middle story growth creating many views of the lake below. We really enjoyed playing this exceptionally scenic course.
Afterward we took a hike partially around the lake to take in the greens of the vegetation contrasting with the blues of the water and sky. We watched several groups of geese and ducks frolicing around their resting grounds. After our hike we drove over to Kenny's Restaurant for a hearty phily cheese steak. This was just as good as it was nearly 6 years ago when we first identified it as a road treat.
As the weekend came we drove north to Raleigh to meet up with Katie and Brooks at their place. We decided to use a Groupon for happy hour and we ended up at the Durty Bull Brewing Company. They specialize in barrel-aged and sour beers as well as many other unconventional brews. We found the beers not all that appealing so we went over to the nearby Ponysaurus Brewing Company. This place had much better beers, better energy and nice outdoor seating.
The next day we wanted to go see the Durham Bulls (a minor league baseball team) play. Tickets in the shaded area were sold out so we decided to do dinner and drinks at the Bull Durham Beer Company. The beauty of eating there is that their outside patio is inside the Durham Bulls Stadium so we could watch the game as well. This turned out to be a great call as their were intermittent rain showers during the game and we remained mostly dry while also enjoying some awesome steak nachos in the restaurant. The order was huge and more than enough for Katie, Sharon and I to share. What a delicious road treat for sure.
The rest of the weekend was spent shopping for plants that Brooks and Katie wanted for their place. In the search we were once again able to visit the State Farmer's Market which is large and impressive. We also made a trip to Lowe's finding some nice deals on patio furniture, larger plants, pots and soil. What fun it was for us to help them. This month in NC has been very enjoyable but I am ready to get moving again. After all, it is what we do!.
NOTE: We will add one extra day here then head north to Martinsville, VA for a couple of nights before moving to Harrisonburg, VA where we plan to stay at the Rockingham Fairgrounds there.