In 2014, we had a good mix of travel out of state and local day trips. We spent a lot of time exploring new places in some of the larger towns around Raleigh, trying new restaurants, and exploring a little deeper than we have before. Outside the Triangle, we both had some bigger trips and share our thoughts and recommendations on Savannah, Wisconsin, Chicago, and Denver. Here are a few of our favorite Raleigh + Travel memories of 2014:
One block away from busy Franklin Street in Chapel Hill is a quiet, little, inconspicuous house bursting to the seams with history and recognition. This house holds Mama Dip’s Kitchen. Almost 40 years ago, Mama Dip opened this now famous country kitchen and it has become a Chapel Hill staple. Crystal suggested this gem for our day in Chapel Hill a few weekends ago and I’m so glad she did. After a pretty busy day checking out what Chapel Hill had to offer (more on that Thursday!), I was starving and ready for some amazing food. Mama Dip’s was perfect.
Bringing Frankie into our home this past winter has been a blessing in so many ways, not to mention has given me another excuse to shop more. Like I needed an excuse! This past week I discovered two new [to me] pet shops in Raleigh and I know there are so many more still to discover. Continue reading