|Downtown Greensboro, NC and the International Civil Rights Museum|
Here it is the end of March and I'm finally sitting down to write about Valentine's Day. (I'm running a bit behind these days.) On Valentine's Day my husband and I booked it out of town for a weekend getaway to Greensboro, North Carolina. In the days leading up to our trip, it seemed iffy we were going to make it. For one, our main purpose in going to Greensboro was to see the Wailin' Jennys in concert. (Love them!) The only problem is that the band had to reach North Carolina from Winnipeg and New York. Normally that wouldn't be an issue, but there were snow and ice storms all over the South. Things weren't looking pretty there for a while. However, the travel gods prevailed and all parties were able to reach snowy Greensboro.
This was my first time in Greensboro and I thought I'd share a little bit about our trip with you. It's is a cute little town with a charming downtown area. The concert was held at the Carolina Theatre, an old movie house/Burlesque hall turned modern performance space. It reminded me a little of the Fox Theatre here in Atlanta, just on a smaller scale. The acoustics were fabulous and it was a great show!
Now on to lunch ...
|Lunch at Crafted.|
|Picking out just one slice at Cheesecakes by Alex is so difficult!|
Once stuffed, we headed back to the interstate and over to what I call "Dish Mecca." Replacements, Ltd. is located right outside of Greensboro near High Point. If you love china, crystal and silver, then you need to make a pilgrimage. They have a massive warehouse and showroom and likely carry that missing piece of china you need to replace. Even if you're not sure of a pattern's name or vintage, they can help you identify it and likely have other pieces in the same collection. The place is so huge and they offer guided tours! Who would go on a tour of a dish warehouse? I would! Like most cooks, I have a thing for dishes.
|A display of the most popular patterns at Replacements. Do you see yours?|
|Aisles and aisles of dishes behind the scenes at Replacements.|