An Express Driving Tour of Winston-Salem and Greensboro

Win-Sal-old (2)

  We had a long day’s drive that would take us through both Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Although we had little time to spend in either, we were able to at least find time for lunch and catch street-side views of some of the cities’ primary sights.   Winston-Salem We did, [Read more …]

Asheville Inn and Restaurants


  We spend our Asheville weekend at the Cumberland Falls B&B, a pretty, comfortable, beautifully landscaped inn in the Montford Historic District, about a mile from the city center. Although our room was comfortable and nicely furnished, the highlights were the staff and the breakfasts. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in [Read more …]

Asheville, NC: All we Remember, and More

Asheville-Tall bldg

  Art, music, great food, a young, fun-living culture: what’s not to love? Our first, and until now, only visit to Asheville was almost accidental, as a stop at the end of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We certainly "covered the necessities", such as walking the city, exploring the galleries and touring [Read more …]

Surveying the New and the Old of Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte-skyline day

  Our first, very brief visit to the state’s capitol city. It is, overwhelmingly, a city of new. New high rises and retail developments, new stadiums, new light rail system–mostly big, and mostly flashy. The biggest in the city–the corporate emblems of the city are Bank of America (which, being boomers, we [Read more …]

Revisiting the Southeastern U.S.


It had been a number of years since we were in the southeast (excluding Washington, D.C., which we visit every couple years. A return trip was long overdue. This trip covered parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia and, of course, D.C. It was bookmarked by two of our favorite cities: Charleston, South Carolina, [Read more …]