Welcome To The Neighborhood

July 16, 2010

The past 48 hours have been absolutely awesome getting to know Charlottesville. I know that we will love it here :)

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Another 17 miles of biking occurred today. Think I want to stay off that bike seat tomorrow!

(We forgot to turn the Garmin on for about 2 miles of biking!)

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While I showered, Matt prepared a nice evening spread for us to share on the inn’s porch. More wine, cheese, crackers + fruit. I just sipped off of Matt’s wine and had some cheeses and grapes. Cheese is delicious.

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Then we headed downtown!

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We stumbled upon the Friday night concert!!

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Did you know the whole downtown has free wi-fi!?!?!?!?!? A blogger’s dream!!!

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At 7:30 we sat down to a lighter dinner at Enoteca. We’ve always wanted to eat there, but the menu is lighter with tapas and paninis and we’ve never been in the mood for something light. But after the cheeses, we were, so it was a great fit.

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We started with some wines – a half glass for me (that was a generous pour!) and a whole glass for him.

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We each ordered a Bruschette. Tuna + White Bean for him and Fig, Ricotta and Honey for her!

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For dinner, we split a panini – Sopressata, Fontina and Radicchio.

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After dinner we set back out to meet some new friends! Abby + Patrick just moved here for a dietetic internship and radiology fellowship at UVA!

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We met them at Abby’s new workplace

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They were kind enough to share their bottle of wine with us :) I had a small pour and filled up on H20

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Then we headed back to Enoteca for more entertainment:

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And to reunite with Dallas and his fiance Amy!

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And suddenly it’s past midnight! And I’m turning into a pumpkin!!!!!

[Yum. Pumpkin season is coming!]

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1 JenATX July 16, 2010 at 11:34 pm

the line “but we’ve never been in the mood for something light” makes me laugh haha glad yall are having fun :)


2 Emily Eats and Exercises July 16, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Looks like a wonderful town – lots of activity. And free wifi!?!?!


3 Rosey Rebecca July 16, 2010 at 11:35 pm

The end of your post just made me SO excited for fall! Glad you’re loving your new city!


4 Krystina July 16, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Wow, I’m in awe of Cville. That seems like my kind of place. Glad you’re having fun. :)


5 Jenny July 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I can’t wait for pumpkin season;)


6 The Wife of a Dairyman July 16, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Wait…the entire downtown is free wi-fi !! That IS a dream! What a darling town and so busy. I just love that it’s not chilly there at night….I’m so envious. Definitely not like northern California :)


7 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day July 16, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Homesick for Charlottesville here. I grew near there and I must say its an amazing place to live! Pumpkin season and fall in general in Virginia is quite possibly one of most beautiful things about the state! Apple picking (apple butter making parties), hay rides, and corn maizes…all a must-do!


8 Hannah July 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm

You better love it! Charlotesville is wonderful. I msis it so much – the date goat cheese salad at Eppie’s in particular!

Oh, you *must* go to Integral Yoga Natural Foods and Foods of All Nations! And Rebecca’s at Barracks! I know you’ll love them – I did!


9 Kath July 17, 2010 at 6:36 am

Already been!


10 Janna @ Janna's Keeping it Real July 17, 2010 at 12:06 am

I swear, you two are quite possibly the most adorable/fun couple ever!

I am loving your new town, it reminds me A LOT of my old college town in northern california! you could bike any and everywhere! it was lovely.


11 Kath July 17, 2010 at 6:36 am

:) Thanks


12 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 17, 2010 at 12:11 am

You look so PERTYFUL!!! One of the things I always wonder is whether or not I shoulda gone in state to UVA. I should have at least visited Charlottesville!!

So happy you found your bungalow :)


13 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 17, 2010 at 1:31 am

charlotteville looks awesome. i think it’s funny it’s called “cville” b/c my hubby is from a TINY town in PA called “carversville” that they also called “cville.”


14 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 17, 2010 at 2:38 am

Looks like a lovely neighbourhood! And that fig ricotta thing looks SO good!!
Are you going to keep biking everywhere when you’ve officially moved?


15 Kath July 17, 2010 at 6:37 am

As much as we can, yeah


16 Camille July 17, 2010 at 4:00 am

What a lovely little town you have chosen!
I think you guys will be very happy there :)


17 Simply Life July 17, 2010 at 5:24 am

Looks like it will be a wonderful transition!


18 Kori July 17, 2010 at 5:49 am

Everything really seems to be falling in to place just right, and I’m soooooo happy for you and Matt!! Charlotteville looks like a terrific fit for the two of you. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


19 Sandy July 17, 2010 at 6:01 am

I am SO jealous – to be a 20 something free to start over again in Charlottesville! I am so glad that you found the house and we will be seeing more of daily life there soon.


20 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 17, 2010 at 6:14 am

Charlottesville looks like such a great town! It won’t be long before it basically “belongs” to you in every sense of the word. It looks like you guys fit in perfectly. 😀


21 rebecca lustig July 17, 2010 at 6:19 am

ahhh pumpkin season is coming! it’s exciting yet depressing at the same time, haha.

such interesting bruschette! looks delicious


22 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com July 17, 2010 at 6:31 am

Charlottesville looks amazing! Such a unique and charming city! 😀

And WAHOOO to pumpkin season!!!!


23 Mary Frances July 17, 2010 at 6:50 am

Did you feel the earth move? No, literally…there was a 3.6 ‘quake’ centered in Rockville, Maryland, that was reported to be felt all the way from York, PA to Charlottesville, VA. It was small enough that things just shook and the authorities indicated no injuries and no significant damage had been reported.

When I saw the picture of the live entertainment, I thought to myself I sure would like to see him riding his bicylce down the road with that big case he is sitting on and the banjo strapped to it. He must have great balance… maybe you will even see him in a yoga class?

I bet you could ‘hire’ a college student to write ‘Great Harvest is Coming’ in some artsy way on that message board everyday until it opens for the promise of a weekly store credit for a period of time. They could just email you a photo with a free daily paper next to it so you know they do it everyday.


24 Kath July 17, 2010 at 6:58 am

I feel the earth move a lot :)

Great marketing idea with the chalk!!


25 [email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 17, 2010 at 6:54 am

So glad you are excited about moving their. You have a bright future coming.


26 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 17, 2010 at 7:22 am

First off, your calves look great in the picture of you walking! Second, are they showing the movie or play of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang…etierh way, that would be fun to see! Third, I am really happy for you guys. Charlottesvilles looks like a nice place to live!


27 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 17, 2010 at 7:27 am

It looks like such a lovely town. I would be so excited to move there!


28 Meagan July 17, 2010 at 7:35 am

Kath, you are so funny! And I’m so surprised the whole town has WIFI, I think every town should do that!


29 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

Charlottesville looks like it has so much character! I love that the movie theatre plays old movies!


30 Anne @ the doctor takes a wife July 17, 2010 at 7:45 am

I LOVE Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

What a fun new place to live :)


31 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 17, 2010 at 7:57 am

I don’t blame you for wanting to stay off the bike! You have being doing some major miles biking around C’Ville, which looks beautiful.


32 Beth July 17, 2010 at 8:09 am

Ha, that shirt is pretty hilarious. 😉

Cville looks awesome, very jealous. Actually, I’m very jealous of everywhere you are, because you seem to have frozen yogurt places all over (not the tart kind either, which I prefer).


33 Erin July 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

Charlottesville is a great city! I loved it when I visited UVA while looking at colleges in high school — would have been a great place to go to school. You’re going to love it.


34 Dorry July 17, 2010 at 8:47 am

Oh this makes me want to move to an new city!! Looks like a lovely place to live. Can’t wait to hear more about your Great Harvest adventure.


35 Nelly July 17, 2010 at 9:04 am

Ok, I’m totally adding C-Ville to my list of awesome cool towns to visit and possibly live. The pics remind me of Galway, especially with that musician there!


36 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 17, 2010 at 9:16 am

what an adorable downtown…and free wifi? SCORE! also, i was just thinking the other day about pumpkin season and almost shed tears of joy :)


37 Faith @ LovelyAsCharged July 17, 2010 at 9:26 am

That looks like such a fun town with so much going on – yet another reason I’m itching to move to a “real” city!


38 Cynthia (It All Changes) July 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

That looks like such a cute little city. I love funky places to explore.


39 Lee July 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

I ran the Charlottesville half-marathon a couple of years back and I really liked the town a lot.


40 Dorothy July 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I’m so excited to read about your next adventures in Charlottesville! Looks like a really cool place!


41 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I don’t know NC at all… are you moving from a big city to a small city, or visa versa? =]


42 Kath July 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Giant to small!!


43 Amy July 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I’m visiting C’Ville in a couple of weeks and still looking for a place to stay. If I may ask, what Inn did you stay at and how far is it from downtown? Looks like you had a wonderful visit!


44 Kath July 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Now that we’re gone :)

It was the South Street Inn. It was great!! Not too expensive and the location was WONDERFUL. Right downtown. And the breakfasts were great too!! It wasn’t a fancy inn, but we had no complaints.


45 Rachelle July 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Oooo, how was the fig, ricotta, honey????

That looks like an amazing place to live and I can’t wait to see more posts!


46 Crystal Toole July 27, 2010 at 6:30 am

I went their to shoot a wedding last month. It is gorgeous! I loved it and there is an awesome paper place where I bought some great paper and then proceeded to leave it on the plane. If you ever go to Richmond their is a great sushi place Sticky Rice.


47 Gregory September 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Welcome to C’ville, a town at once so unlike any other Virginia town and yet SO Virginia!
Very anxious to visit your bakery. Does it exist yet? Charlottesville is starving for Dakota bread!


48 Kath September 30, 2010 at 6:59 am

Still in the planning stages, but can’t wait to have you as a customer!


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