Sunday, October 10, 2010

Raleigh and Greensboro

The flight from Sky Harbor was calm and peaceful. I am reading a mystery by Charles Todd, Legacy of the Dead, that made the whole day go fast! After picking up the rental car, I wanted to take the long way to Greensboro to see the scenery. What a gorgeous day - warm, but not too hot and trees, trees, trees! As a desert girl, I am so amazed at the amount of vegetation in other parts of the world. 

Things went well until I arrived in Greensboro! I was so lost. Because I flew in, I didn't have one of my detailed road maps and was trying to navigate with the map given to me at the rental agency. I was starving and lost and determined to stick to my dining rules (see below). I was ready to stop at a convenience mart and have a sandwich, when I spied a sign that said, Harper's Restaurant. It didn't look like a diner, but it didn't really seem like a chain so I decided an investigation was in order. So glad I did! Got to start out with some delicious Carolina Barbecue - with 2 sauces, coleslaw and baked beans. The meat was deliciously flavored and incredibly rich and juicy. It was a chain, though a local one, so I don't think I broke my rules too badly. I would have hated to have to go without Barbecue on my first day in NC!

Still lost, though! It took another hour or so to find a motel for the evening. Tomorrow we visit Alamance for a little history and then ????

Dining Rules
1. No Chains
2. Absolutely NO Fast Food
3. Try to find small diners, cafes and taverns.
4. Stay off the Interstate!