Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Second Thanksgiving

I know things have been a bit quiet around here of late. 
I seem to have been doing a lot of traveling in the most recent few weeks. 
 Last week we traveled to NC to visit our daughter and celebrate second Thanksgiving with them.  

We arrived on Wednesday and left for home very early on Sunday morning.  
It was a great trip and we had so much fun! 
 This was our welcoming committee.  
Nick and Kelsey.


Max


and Mitch


One day we went to Mebane, where she used to live and 
walked around, had lunch, then went to the outlet mall.  
So FUN!  



One of the shops had this stitchery.  
I thought it would be perfect for their home so I bought it. 
She asked me if I thought I could get it finished during our visit. 
 I just laughed and said I could probably finish it in an hour (and I did). 
 It still needed to be pressed and trimmed but at least you can see it finished.


One day we went to the place the rehersal dinner will be at, the Pit in Durham. 
 I took this video from the roof top.  
There are tables and chairs outside and inside too. 
 Really neat place. 
 It used to be a 7-Up bottling company!



We visited a really nice mall while we were there too.  
I think it was called South Point.  
We were shopping for a MOB dress.  
Isn't this fountain fantastic?




Kelsey and I went to spin class on Saturday morning.  
It as HARD and my butt bones HURT!

But...I did it.


We went home and showered and then we decided to go out and look at some of the hotel choices.  She wanted us to see three of the hotels that are not chains in downtown Durham.  
We went to Unscripted, 21c and the Durham.  
This is the lobby of the Durham. 
 It used to be a bank!  
All of the hotels were very unique. 
21c might not be kid friendly, so keep that in mind.  
The lobby is on the second floor and 
when we got there there were three gigantic photos of a completely nude man!  
21c has rotating art work throughout the hotel but still, 
if you had littles I would not choose that hotel. 
Anyway, back to the Durham.


This hotel has a rooftop bar so we went up there.  Pretty sweet.


 There is the sheltered part above and then there are tables out in the open.  
She wants to go here after the reception in her dress for a drink.  
Should be a lot of fun!


Finally home to cook "Thanksgiving dinner". 


Turkey, potatoes, mac and cheese and stuffing.  I was missing veggies but happy to stop cooking.


Marble cheesecake for desert.  YUM, one of my favorites!


They all seemed to like the cheesecake too.


It was a wonderful visit and can you believe it, not one single quilt shop!


I sure do miss this girl!

~XOP~




2 comments:

OhioLori said...

I sooo understand you...my daughter also lives in NC...nearer to Burlington...had also lived in Mebane! I still close by area too. I miss my girl too..she is coming up here just before Christmas this year.. but heading home Christmas morning..her husband has to work next day. Glad you got time to enjoy & have such a great time!! Special Heart Memories made for sure!! Ohio Hugs!! :)

Ioleen said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Food looks yummy as well. No quilt shop, unbelievable 😂😂😂😂

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