I have the WORST set of photos to report tonight!! So sad My camera must be COLD!
It picked up every bump on the highway while I tried to photography my trail mix – this was photo #15 of failed blurry bumps -
And a bite of Probar. I must have taken THIRTY different photos to try to get this steady, but the road was just too bumpy!!! How embarrassing. The photos were so pretty in real life!
We go on the road around 4pm – just in time for Charlotte rush hour. Guh. We just barely made it to Hillsborough in time for the blog dinner at Tupelo’s!
I decided to skip alcohol tonight because we’re getting up really early to start our car trip, but I did have some sips of the husband’s brews –
We started with a basket of southern cornbread –
Of which I had a piece complete with Tupelo honey butter –
I started with a simple salad ( BLAH photography!!)
And ended with this amazing Seafood Gumbo!!! It had oysters, scallops and shrimp – with a pile of rice. It was wonderful. I ate about 3/4?
We all bundled up and headed a few doors down to Matthew’s Chocolates, a high-end chocolate shop in town. I’d never been in before and boy was I impressed! There were all kinds of exotic flavors, but unfortunately most of the truffles were sold out! Matthew was so kind and gave me a free sample bite of the Maple Bark!
We also got a Mint Creme and a piece of Coffee Bark. I had nibbles of all three.
The icy walk home was cold but brisk, and my dad has already quizzed us on the lowest possible temperature we can tolerate for sleeping – he said the house got down to 47* the other night (he turns the heat OFF to save money at night). Find with me as long as I have a down comforter and my personal space heating husband!
Mom and I are getting up at the crack of dawn to leave for our trip. Not sure when I’ll be paying KERF a visit, but most likely sometime early afternoon.
Happy Weekend To All