Freg ordered a chopped salad for lunch from Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken. Freg’s massive salad ended up being too much food for him, so he had to pack up about half. The salad included chopped chicken, tomatoes, cheese, croutons, bacon, and somewhere under there lettuce.
Ant ordered the manicotti from Soppers Restaurant and did an excellent job of NOT ordering dessert, even after hearing about all the cakes. Good job Ant. This is your classic Italian manicotti, stuffed pasta of ricotta, Romano, parmesan, mozzarella and topped with marinara sauce and more mozzarella.
Finally, Carolyn got to order her spaghetti and meatballs for dinner from Soppers Restaurant. We think she has been craving it for quite some time. Your classic pasta, sauce, and meatballs. Carolyn really enjoyed her dinner.
Ant, Carolyn, and Freg all received a bit of roughage this evening with their starter salads from Soppers Restaurant.
An old fashion candy store in downtown Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy is famous for filming the tv series, The Andy Griffith Show. This candy store is named after one of the main characters from the show, Opie.
Freg ordered the ‘Dos Amigos’ from Dos Amigos. Beef with cheese and ranchero sauce, guacamole salad, rice and beans sided this meal. Freg also received some four tortillas to put some tacos together.
Carolyn ordered a number ten from Dos Amigos. A classic combo of two hardshell beef tacos with rice and beans on the side; can’t go wrong.
A wildflower common to the eastern United States, we found this guy waiting for a hummingbird friend up on Howard’s Knob in Boone, NC.
Brenna’s delicious dish from Cafe Portofino. With garlic, capers, olives, tomatoes, and red peppers, how can one go wrong?
Carolyn enjoyed a couple of glasses of Cafe Portofino’s house red wine. I believe she thoroughly enjoyed her glasses after a long day of traveling and several hikes.
Freg slaughtered his plate of spaghetti puttanesca from Vinnie’s. How can one go wrong with tomatos (on spaghetti), capers, olives, anchovies, basil, garlic, and onions, all topped off with fresh parmesan; DELICIOUS!
Carolyn ordered the baked ziti Napolitano from Vinnie’s. If you enjoy cheese you will enjoy this dish. Penne pasta with ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, italian parsley and marinara sauce. YUM! It’s been a while since we’ve had good Italian.
A late night snack of chips and salsa from Asheville Brewing Co. to help soak up all our brews from the evening. Nothing like a little salt to wash down the beers.
Ant did well this evening and ordered the in season strawberry and arugula salad from Lexington Avenue Brewery. Fresh strawberries, gorgonzola cheese, and almonds in a balsamic strawberry dressing. Fresh, simple, and delicious.
Carolyn also opted to order the strawberry arugula salad from Lexington Avenue Brewery. She also opted to add gilled chicken for an extra punch of protein. WOOHOO protein!
The outside of Lexington Avenue Brewery, or LAB for short. The open air windows let the outside in, very cool.
Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop has been a tradition since 1942. The interior remains much of the same with stools at the counter and tables and booths around for additional seating.
The house salad from Haus Heidelberg. The salad includes green beans, tomatoes, and cucumbers over iceberg lettuce in the restaurants own homemade dressing. It was a unique salad.
In Belton, SC this is the building that hosts the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame. The old building looks as though it used to be an old train depot.
Ant goes for a behind the back shot during a game of cut throat. After walking around all day we relaxed with a game of pool and some beers at Barley’s Taproom in downtown Greenville.
Freg takes his shot during a friendly game of cut throat up in Barley’s Taproom. He sinks a ball into the corner pocket on this shot.
Carolyn concentrates on the all important break. This began what became a very long game of cut throat at Barley’s Taproom.
Freg’s Wing King Platter from Wing King in Fort Mill, SC. This mountain of wings consisted of 25 wings in five different flavors, and of course he chose the hot flavors. I imagine he will be slightly discomforted later.
With the steam still rising, this mountain of wings was the Wing King Platter that Ant conquered while at Wing King in Fort Mill, SC.
During the month of June it is the S.C. Festival of Flowers in Greenwood. Large topiaries lined the downtown, this one is a car.
A seahorse topiaries sponsored by the local elementary school. The town of Greenwood hosts the S.C. Festival of Flowers during the month of June.
A Red-Ruffed Lemur is searching out some treats a keeper threw to it at the Riverbanks Zoo. The contrast between their red bodies and black tales and face makes these lemurs pretty distinctive.
Carolyn ordered a small pepperoni pizza for dinner at the Flying Saucer. A salad or burger just wouldn’t cut it this evening. Ant snuck a slice for himself but Carolyn is more than willing to share. The sauce on this pizza had a bit of a kick, it was decent enough.
Ivey creeps up the side of an old brick building. I especially like the contrast between the green organic leave of the ivy and the structure of the worn red brick.
Freg’s chef salad from Buzz’s Roost for lunch, sans tomatos. The salad was nothing special, however, there was a great view from our rooftop table.