My family loves to eat...both sides at that, so I was destined to be a foodie at birth. My sister, Vivian, was scheduled to get deployed at the end of September, so we tried to eat EVERYTHING under the sun during her last few weeks, and I think we did a great job at it. My weight might say otherwise though. One of the things we did was go to the NC Jerk Food Festival in Durham last Saturday the 21st.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
This past Saturday I ventured out alone to attend the 1st annual Juneteenth Festival being held at Hermann Park in a city near my home town called Goldsboro, NC. I really enjoyed myself at the festival, but what I did after I left the festival really made my day. I heard about another local event happening downtown, a Car Show. Now, I am no car fanatic but I love a good event and thought it would be nice to walk around downtown for a bit as the area is really growing and changing from what I remember growing up.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Today, June 10th, is National Iced Tea day! Iced tea(or sweet tea as we call it) is a staple in the south so I grew up with that being the main drink in pretty much every household and restaurant around; whether it's freshly made by boiling the tea bags or if it's sun tea, which is a slower process. So as you can imagine it was a culture shock for me when I moved to Idaho and couldn't find good sweet tea anywhere except McDonalds or the fake stuff you buy in the store.
Sun Tea(on the right)
Sunday, February 11, 2018
In the spirit of Black History month, both celebrating accomplishments of African Americans as well as remembering the Civil Rights Movement, I wanted to highlight a cafe in the middle of no man's land, Hawks Nest Cafe. This cafe is located in little ol' Kinston, NC about 30 minutes away from where I grew up in Mount Olive, NC. Note, there are people in NC that don't know where these 2 towns are, so that should let you know how small they are.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Across the world, January 1st is a day to celebrate the completion of one year, and the high expectations of the year to come. Everyone makes all of their new year's resolutions that they know they will probably not keep up with throughout the year. No judgment here though, it's always good to have goals to work towards right? But, to one country January 1st means so much more than a failing promise to one's self.