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A Yankee Girl in a Southern World!

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Hi y'all! I'm Mindy, a PA Yankee living in the land of sweet tea. I'm a southern transplant by way of the Air Force, I wouldn't have it any other way! I'm a lover of sweet tea, homemade pasta, southern culture, food, traveling, old mills, & abandoned places. View the south through my eyes and learn about the culture and people that call it home!

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Back Road Trips: 7 Reasons to Visit the Bull City

Back Road Trips: 7 Reasons to Visit the Bull City

Aug 23, 2016 | No Comments

Durham, North Carolina is in the midst of a renaissance. Once a booming tobacco and manufacturing city decades ago, the new Bull City is filled with art, music, and food. With that said there are numerous reasons to visit the Bull City. Here are some reasons I like to visit: 1) The Durham Performing Arts […]

Back Road Trips: The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

Back Road Trips: The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

Aug 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

I realized that time has quickly slipped by and it’s been almost a year since the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. I wanted to see what the festival was all about for several years. 2015 was the year I was finally able to get there. Tickets were purchased, the hotel was reserved, leave was scheduled, […]

Here’s the Dish: 5 Reasons to Visit Hyman’s Seafood

Here’s the Dish: 5 Reasons to Visit Hyman’s Seafood

Aug 14, 2016 | No Comments

Charleston was voted the best city in the world in Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for 2016 and was ranked the number one city in the world on several other lists over the years. Chances are you’ll visit, if you haven’t already, to see what all the fervor is about. When you do visit, […]

Back Road Trips: 7 Reasons to Visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Back Road Trips: 7 Reasons to Visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Aug 11, 2016 | No Comments

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is in the most wonderful town of Belmont, NC, a little west of Charlotte. It’s an enjoyable way to spend a few hours amongst the splendid flora of the Piedmont of NC. 1) It’s close to Charlotte and the South Carolina border. It’s easy to find and there’s plenty of […]

Back Road Trips: 5 Reasons to Visit Lexington, NC

Back Road Trips: 5 Reasons to Visit Lexington, NC

Aug 7, 2016 | 10 Comments

Lexington, NC “the barbecue capital of the world,” is located in middle of the state. Named after the Revolutionary Battle of Lexington, this town has been around for a looooong time. Like many cities and towns here in North Carolina their textile and furniture industry left for other pastures in the ’90’s, taking jobs and […]

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