Today I'm celebrating DISCOVERIES. This weekend we found a little time to sneak away to visit our oldest daughter. As teachers it isn't often we manage a fall get away. With Friday off, we packed our bags, jumped in the car, and decided to head south.
The drive was beautiful as we meandered through the Blue Ridge Mountains speckled in crimson and gold. We arrived in North Carolina at the end of her school day and the adventure began.
Staying at the Ritz Cortney has been full of delightful discoveries. I became a vegetarian after eating a zucchini sandwich at Natty Greens in Greensboro. Maybe it was the combination of vegetables. Maybe it was the fresh bread. Either way, I wondered why I didn't order veggie meals more often.
While in the Carolinas, I found I love antique stores after discovering they hold so many great memories for me. What's not to love about those Looney Toons Pepsi glasses, a 70s Barbie case, a silver Christmas tree like my grandma's, and an avocado green Easy Bake Oven? I'm not sure what to think about the fact that antique stores now hold clues to memories long forgotten for me. For now, I'm not going to think much about it --- just revel in the discovery.
This weekend has reminded me that new cities are full of places to discover. While in Greensboro we found cheesecake, the Woolworth's lunch counter where the 1960 sit-in occurred, and interesting local artisans. I realized I am a discoverer. Today I celebrate discovery: new places, new hobbies and discovering memories to last a lifetime.