Casual Observations: CA vs NC

Confession post CA vs NC differences

Californians call interstates/highways, freeways and reference them using “the”. In NC, interstates are called interstates and referenced with “I”. In NC it would be “I-40″ and here it would be “the 40″. The water. I pretty much kicked the bottle water habit this past year but I’m afraid I might have to go back. The […]

Let’s Grab a Beer in Raleigh/Durham, NC

Craft beer in Raleigh and Durham, NC

The craft beer scene has exploded in North Carolina in the past 5 years. If you plan a trip to North Carolina just for the beer, I would recommend Asheville. However, the Triangle would be a close second for concentration of breweries. Below are some of the breweries, beer bars, and craft stores that P […]

A Drive to Julian, CA

A Drive to Julian CA via Food, Booze, & Baggage

Not “A Day in Julian”, not “A Trip to Julian”, but “A Drive to Julian”…for me, it was the highlight of our day trip to Julian, CA. We first heard about Julian on our house-hunting trip while waiting on a cup of coffee. A table of very friendly older gentlemen struck up a conversation about […]

Tips for Moving Cross-Country

Tips for moving cross-country

Last week, I shared a bit about our cross-country drive with 1 dog, 1 cat,  a 26’ truck and a Mini Cooper. Today, I’m going to share some moving tips, and some of the logistical details of the trip, just in case you are thinking about moving cross-country too! Moving Tips Here are just a few […]