Monthly Archives: August 2014

Travel – Things to do in Dublin, Part Two

I think a common misconception about Dublin is that it is a party city, and nothing more. True, pubs are an intrinsic and colorful part of the culture, but there were many pleasant historical surprises in the  city. If you … Continue reading

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Travel – Things to do in Dublin, Part One

I recently visited Dublin, and did not have many preconceived ideas about the city before visiting. When I pictured Ireland, I imagined a lot of green grass and pubs. As an English teacher, I was aware of the rich literary … Continue reading

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Travel – Hatteras Island: A few of my favorite things

I have been fortunate enough to visit the Outer Banks many times – living in the Tidewater area makes it a quick and easy destination. Like many who go here, we have a fierce loyalty to certain islands and establishments. … Continue reading

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Food – Buxton Munch

I have fallen in love. I checked out Buxton Munch based on word of mouth and Yelp and it was worth every penny. The food is local, fresh and simple. The meal was so good, that we ordered an extra portion … Continue reading

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Food – How to make a Hatteras Style Feast

We made a wonderful, fresh dinner last night. One of the challenges of vacation cooking is that you don’t have much in the way of herbs and spices to work with, so you have to keep it very simple. I … Continue reading

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Travel – Ocracoke

Today, we took the ferry down to Ocracoke. It was about a half an hour drive from Buxton. The wait, however, was very long. It turns out that Wednesdays and Thursdays are the most popular days for daytrips down to … Continue reading

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What I am Reading – Buxton Village Books

We went to Buxton Village Books – an independent bookseller located in a small, white house. I love and cherish independent bookstores more than ever – they are a rare commodity in sea of Barnes and Nobles and Amazon. I … Continue reading

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