Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fun in North Carolina

I took Jilda to her training class just before lunch today and then headed out exploring. Yesterday when I was doing a little research on the area, I discovered there is an Orvis store here. They sell outdoors stuff, but they have really cool fly fishing stuff so as you can imagine, that found its way onto my schedule today.
I picked up a few things and spent a lot of time browsing.
Afterwards I headed down to Moore's Square on the recommendation of my blog buddy Sush.
It's an area downtown where there are tons of restaurants, bars, galleries, and other fun stuff. 
I stopped by a small Italian restaurant and found a table on the sidewalk.
I order sweet tea and an Italian club sandwich. I spent time watching people while I waited for my food to arrive.

Across the street was a huge two story building housing a business called the artspace. It was a gallery, a place where artists work, and they had art classes. The place was buzzing.
I love areas like this.  I could have stayed there all day but I had some writing to do so reluctantly I headed back to the hotel.
This evening just after five, I headed down to Apex to fetch Jilda and find a place to have dinner.
She was whupped so we did something we rarely do, which is to eat at a chain restaurant.
The food and service was good.
We sat near a table full of young women in their early twenties. We overheard part of their conversation and one of the girls said, "that won't happen to me when I get old."
When she realized that we might have heard her, the conversation hushed. Both Jilda and I smiled knowing that we said things like that a lot when we were kids. 
What I wanted to tell them was that Jilda and I were their age yesterday -- yes, time moves that quickly. Be mindful of what you say about what you will and will not do when you "get old" because believe me, you'll get there in the blink of an eye.
Tomorrow Jilda has class until four and then we head out on our 10 hour drive, so our blog entries tomorrow night might be unintelligible. 
Y'all have a great Sunday.

Again, thanks to you all for supporting Phil Campbell. They're hanging on to second place with over 20,000 votes.

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  1. I get called "old" all the time! I'm used to it now, so it doesn't bother me.
    The first time it happened, I was only 24. A student asked me my age, and when I told him, he replied, "That's OLD!"
    "Twenty-four's not old!" I snapped back.
    "We're twelve; you're twice our age," he said. "That makes you old."
    I had to agree with him. And I've never let it bother me since when kids tell me I'm old.
    After all, as my grandmother used to say, "There's only one alternative."

  2. Anonymous10:37 PM

    there's only one way to stop aging...and yes, I remember saying all those "I'll never..." statements as well. Live and learn.

  3. Anonymous11:08 PM

    I saw a poster on the wall somewhere saying.:When you are 5..40 is very old to you:)
    Btw:"Our school is second place...keep voting guys..we gotta get this for them.

  4. Keep voting on a daily basis!

  5. Anonymous4:55 AM

    Been voting :)

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  6. I think i said those things too and everything I never wanted to happen to me when I got old, has happened! It was a shock and most especially how FAST it happened! Sounds like you are having a marvelous time....and Orvis! One of my favorite stores, neat! I'm sitting here a little envious....

  7. Thirty years ago, I thought being 40 was OLD!!LOL!! These days I now know that 40 is the new 20! Yay!

    Take care

  8. What a lovely weekend you've had :-)
    I sometime get shocked when I look in a mirror. My 'inner' age definitely doesn't match my outer age :-)

  9. Anonymous9:31 AM

    enjoyed your post...being old would be more fun if I still had Don! :-)

  10. be careful for what you wish for... life is full of challenges... i always have that in mind...

    Have a great week ahead!


  11. When I was twelve, I thought twenty was old. At twenty, I thought thirty was over the hill. At thirty... you get the picture. At almost forty, I think age is just a number :-)

  12. Everything I said would never happen to me has and is still happening! But it's better than the alternative! Everytime I hear a young whipper snapper say something like that I immediately smile and think: "Just wait"...sounds like you had a nice weekend. My hubby and you could spend the day in the very same places with big smiles on your faces!

  13. Glad you enjoyed downtown! We were there at dinner and they had lots of Ghouls and Ghosties gadding about!
    I've been voting...keeping them in my prayers!

  14. Hey Man, I'm sorry I'm late in thankin' you for hoppin' on my blog. I've been down in Brownsville, TX with my Mom the past week.

    God bless ya and have an amazin' week!!! :o)

  15. Sounds like a beautiful day to me! Wish I could be in one of Jilda's yoga classes - she'd whip me into shape in no time!


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