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Water. Water. Water.

Posted Jul 05 2010 10:02am

 

This has been my mantra for the last 24 hours! Between the sun and the cocktails from yesterday’s festivities, I am feeling a bit parched! But let’s back up, and start from the beginning!

Yesterday morning Parrish and I woke up and headed out! We wanted to get to the Eno River Festival early to meet up with some new friends. On the way I enjoyed my current FAVE yogurt:

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Stonyfield Strawberry Pomegranate LF Smooth and Creamy. LOVE IT! It’s sweet but tart and super creamy. Mmmmmm

The Eno River Festival was SO fun!

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There were 4 stages set up with music going the entire day! There were also over 100 booths of folks selling their handmade crafts. AND there were even a few informational booths! I was so excited to get to meet this guy:

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A two year old screech owl! He was precious. After listening to a few bands and checking out the booths, we headed down to the river.

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The river was packed! :)

Around 1pm the sun really started to take it’s toll, and so we hung out in the shade for a while chatting and hydrating.

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After a fun morning with friends, Parrish and I split off and headed to Tyler’s for a late lunch. It’s so rare that we get a day off together, and I was really looking forward to one on one time with this guy!

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For lunch Parrish ordered Carolina Nachos. Which are basically nachos topped with pulled pork.

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Yummy? The red and black chips always freak me out a little bit. Being July 4th, I ordered a Carolina Burger sans bun with a side of garlic fries:

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I ate about half. That burger was huge! To further hydration, I ordered a Mojito:

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Which unfortunately was DISGUSTING! In Wilmington my friends own a restaurant called The Little Dipper, and they serve up the most amazing blueberry mojitos. This was barely drinkable. So I also chugged down an Emergen-C with water.

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After lunch we went and found a good spot on the lawn at the American Tobacco Campus . There was an event in honor of July 4th, and the band that we’re having play at our wedding was going to be there! So we thought it would make a fun afternoon. To pass the time until the bands started playing, we brought out the deck:

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and realized we probably needed to get a few drinks to hydrate. Good thing Tyler’s in Durham has Original Sin on TAP!!

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Numero Uno

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Numero Dos

(Side Note: Get used to seeing that green dress! It is the ONLY thing I own that shares the same neckline as my wedding dress. So if I’m outside during the day, I WILL be wearing that dress! ) :)

Later in the afternoon, we walked over to Cuban Revolution , another restaurant in the American Tobacco Campus . It was nice to sit in the AC for a bit AND enjoy their house specialty:

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Red Wine Sangria! This was tasty.

When we headed back outside, the lawn was getting pretty full:

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Thankfully, the sun had gone down behind the building and the temperature was perfect! After getting serenaded by our wedding band, Mandolin Orange

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we headed home. We were both so sleepy! We didn’t even stay long enough to catch the fireworks from the Durham Bulls game!! I guess we’re getting old ;)

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Ok, I’m off to PAINT! We are two cabinet doors away from having our kitchen finished!! I’ll have pictures to share soon :)

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