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Jun172015

Pineapple Casserole

Great Pineapple Casserole recipe with surprising ingredients. Pineapple and cheese? Who knew? Pineapple Casserole ...

Jun062015

First Friday Fun [June 2015]

I love First Friday. The mood downtown is always festive and there are so many people that visit downtown for the evening. I also love it because each Friday I discover something new. This time we...

Jun062015

A Southern Season - Raleigh

I am a huge fan of A Southern Season. I love going there for gifts, cooking school and coffee. When they temporarily opened a store in Cameron Village over Christmas I stopped by. I liked it but it...

Jun062015

Homebridge Design

Today we went to a furniture sale at Homebridge Design. They are an Interior Design Company and they also stage homes. Which means when they are done staging homes, they have some furniture, rugs and...

May112015

Dix Park

Dorthea Dix is becoming Dix Park today. I had the chance to take a couple of pictures and this one really seemed to give the sense of both the old the new and the path before us as Raleigh takes over...

Jun172015

Pineapple Casserole

Great Pineapple Casserole recipe with surprising ingredients. Pineapple and cheese? Who knew? Pineapple Casserole ...

Jun062015

First Friday Fun [June 2015]

I love First Friday. The mood downtown is always festive and there are so many people that visit downtown for the evening. I also love it because each Friday I discover something new. This time we...

Jun062015

A Southern Season - Raleigh

I am a huge fan of A Southern Season. I love going there for gifts, cooking school and coffee. When they temporarily opened a store in Cameron Village over Christmas I stopped by. I liked it but it...

Jun062015

Homebridge Design

Today we went to a furniture sale at Homebridge Design. They are an Interior Design Company and they also stage homes. Which means when they are done staging homes, they have some furniture, rugs and...

May032015

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

This is one of my go to recipes to take to a party. It is easy. The flavors are sweet and savory. I normally serve it with pretzels, but you could serve it with animal crackers too. Hope you enjoy...

Mar282015

501st Legion Carolina Garrison

No this isn’t a re-run from Wizard World. These are pics from the Brick Universe event going on at the Convention Center now. This is the 501st Legion Carolina Garrison showing off their bricks...

Feb252015

Post Snowpocalypse Drive into ...

SNOWPOCALYPSE?!?! So this is the day after on a drive into work using the GoPro clipped to the dash. Pretty uneventful but fun anyway. Hopefully we’ll get some good pictures in tonight’s...

Feb192015

AT-AT [75075]

So far this is my favorite in the Microfighter series but no surprise the full-size AT-AT is one of my favorite Star Wars sets. This one is cute. The others are more exact representations but this...

Feb182015

Star Destroyer [75033]

In the Microfighter series this is one of the most unique builds. I always like it when sets combine a horizontal and vertical brick orientation. This Star Destroyer is on a smaller scale that...

Feb182015

Snowspeeder [75074]

I really like the Microfighter Star Wars Series and this is the fourth one from that collection I’ve posted here – Millennium Falcon [75030], Tie Interceptor [75031] and X-Wing Fighter...

May112015

Dix Park

Dorthea Dix is becoming Dix Park today. I had the chance to take a couple of pictures and this one really seemed to give the sense of both the old the new and the path before us as Raleigh takes over...

Mar162015

RenPark Sunset

The sky exploded blues and pinks during this March sunset. Decided to take the D7100 and the Sigma 10-20 out to take a few pics of my favorite model the Renaissance Park...

Feb022015

NCBN Photo Contest - Two Entri...

Share your favorite places and things of the Tar Heel State. From landscapes, architecture… family, places to eat & visit… North Carolina is unique & special. We want to showcase...

Nov152014

Sunset at the Getty

Took this picture at the Getty Center in L.A. I went up some stairs and caught CaraDMc walking below. Nikon D7100 – Tamron 16-300mm shot at ISO100 – 16mm – f/8.0 –...

Nov092014

South of the Border

The neon gaudiness of South of the Border has an appeal that is unique. This dinosaur wearing a sombrero looking longingly across the street is an example of the random nature of the loosely defined...

Jun282015

More Tracy Arm Fjord

Words can’t describe the voyage down Tracy Arm Fjord. Maybe we can begin with more...

Jun282015

Tracy Arm Fjord

Tracy Arm fjord – tidewater and elevated glaciers, breathtaking mountains and sheer rock walls that reach up over a mile high with waterfalls that tumble down to the emerald green water, and...

Jun272015

More Skagway...

From bears to furry underwear Skagway was awesome. A few beer samples at the Skagway Brewing Company and a lot of curiosity around the Bison and Reindeer Dogs that was left to ponder another...

Jun272015

White Pass & Yukon Route

If you happen to know someone that likes trains Skagway might be a good place to visit. I don’t know that this is the inspiration for Thomas the Tank Engine but we did meet the Conductor....

Jun272015

Into the Klondike

Short break to cover local events but now we’re back to pics from our recent trip… We traveled a short distance up the White Pass Trail headed to the Klondike in a manner that would have...

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