Saturday afternoon we arrived home after a nine day visit with Ross's family in beautiful North Carolina. We spent about 6 days up at the lake house and three days in Raleigh. The weather was perfect! 70's and 80's and sunny almost the entire time!
While down there I discovered a new passion - Bojangle's. It's a Southern fast food chain specializing in fried chicken, fried potatoes, and buttery biscuits. You know, the healthy stuff. If you ever come across a Bojangle's you have to try the Cajun Chicken Biscuit Combo with Bo-rounds. Practically drooling right now just thinking about it.
Lake Gaston was as beautiful as I remember. I know I'm getting old because I didn't spend as much time in the water as I did last time. However I must have been doing something right because I managed to burn both my shoulders and collect about a dozen mosquito bites. I took quiet walks, went for long rides on the jet-sky with Ross, ate a lot of yummy grilled food, beat Ross at poker, and read a lot.
In Raleigh the highlights had to be the Cangelosi's courtyard (this is the first time I've seen it this early in the season and the jasmine and gardenia were awesome), the art museum (free, imagine that!) and dinner at the Angus Barn. I'll try to post pictures soon!
It was a great trip, but I'm happy to be home with my cats and my garden and the entire summer to look forward to!