It has been a while. I have been running from one event to another since May 1st so blogging has been on the back burner. I am back now and will stay in one place for a while (smiles).
Remember how much I like coffee? Well if you followed me on Facebook you have seen one of the cool coffee shops I found in the Carolinas, Appalachian Java. Two more places I found were in Utah, specifically Mt. Pleasant and Ephraim. Coffee Depot was an old train depot converted to a coffee shop with the coolest mountain views, decor and of course coffee. Solid Rock Cafe is absolutely amazing. It is also a bible museum! The founder of the coffee shop has ben to Israel 20+ times and has been able to bring back ancient artifacts depicted in scripture. To see all of this is unbelievable but to listen to him tell about each piece in relation to scripture is invaluable. Worth the trip if you are ever in the Salt Lake City area.
You may also recall how much I enjoy off the path eateries. Social Grill in Irmo, SC has the cripiest, fried to perfection catfish bites anywhere around and Caarolina Wings has delicious bbq ribs that you can eat without immediately searching for a toothpick afterwards! Another gem I came across in my travels as of late is Stoney Knob Cafe in Weaverville, NC. The food was scrumptious and the decor too original and unique to describe accurately. One-of-a-kind ecclectic pieces that ranged from Elvis velvet to whimsical art on the ceilings made this eatery seem out of place amongst all the other expected scenary surrounding it-chain resturaunts, walmart, etc. a must if you are anywhere near Asheville.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention two fun shops I had the opportunity to visit. Something Special Gift Shop in Burnsville, NC could take you all day to look through if you wanted to. It is filled with a wonderful variety of gift items. The other shop is called The Happy Camper, an awesome thrift store filled with retro and vintage items of all sorts. The only thing better than the inventory were the owners! Blessed to have had an opportunity to get to know them.
I hope you all have a chance to visit some of these tremendous places.
Now you know some of the fun things I was able to enjoy while out working all those weeks. God provided a great balance of work and pleasure and I could not be more grateful.
Until next time, Hugs and love and prayers