Well, that was an exciting 1000 miles

May 11-12, 2012 – Moving always brings its own challenges; packing, cleaning, sending stuff you actually did need with the movers (thank goodness for Walmart), and driving 1000 miles in just over a day.  The movers were pretty good, they just showed up an hour and half outside their two hour window.  But, we still…

Downtown Raleigh

February 5, 2012 – Sunday morning we went back to the Art Museum.  We checked out the modern art building, which also had a few of Audobon’s life-size drawings of birds.  Tony really enjoyed the art, but Louisa found most of it clinical and verging on nihilistic.  We also went back to the main (new)…

Review: Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro

Immediately upon entering Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro you’re greeted by delicious smells of spices and roasted meat.  We settled on the gyro platter, with the rice, grape leaves with tzatziki, and pita. Everything was fresh, tasty, and fantastic.  So fantastic that we made plans to come back the next day.  That time we tried the platter as…

Review: Coffee and Crepes

Coffee and Crepes is a local place serving, appropriately, coffee and crepes.  We tried a few crepes, a savory ham and Gruyere, and a sweet Nutella and banana.  As well as a cup of coffee.  The coffee was good, though not piping hot. The crepes were excellent, partly because they were freshly made after we…

Raleigh Weekend: Duke Campus and Art Museum

February 4, 2012 – Our first stop was the Duke Campus.  It was before 11am on a weekend, so campus was pretty quiet.  Duke has a beautiful garden area.  And it’s even pretty in winter, full of various trees, vegetation, a few sculptures, bird feeders and ponds.  There were also some very unique wildlife, including…

Review: Village Draft House

We’d heard that NC in general had good beer, so we stopped at the Village Draft House for a few drinks and some food.  The food was good, we tried the spinach salad with egg/bacon/blue cheese dressing, and the French dip with au jus and homemade potato chips.  They also have a very, very large…

Review: Koinonia Coffeehouse

Koinonia Coffeehouse is located in a little strip mall just outside of Durham, NC.  We tried their mocha, very good cheese danish, and a cinnamon roll muffin.  The coffee is locally roasted, and the pastries come from local shops.  Louisa loved the muffin, and Tony really liked the danish.  Basically, you can’t go wrong with…