Blog posts from Raleigh
Summer concerts

Summer concerts

One week, two shows in two cities - that's how we celebrate Leandra's birthday! Aug 12 - The Killers, Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh Outdoor concerts can be an iffy proposition in the south with...


Back in May, Eric and I ventured to Raleigh to wander through an arts festival and experience the giant hand-sewn plastic tent that is Mirazozo. Photos below.

Ramblin’ Rose triathlon

Eric's birthday was on Saturday, so I was happy to take my mind off the race the next day by hosting a paella party in his honor the night before. Everyone in the house was up by 6:15 on Sunday and...

Triangle Restaurant Week: Solas

Last night we had our second Triangle Restaurant Week dining experience at Solas on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. We've driven past this place a number of times and from the look of things, knew it...

local social media participation

In the last few weeks, I have attended multiple functions that came directly out of communication through twitter, facebook and In early January, I was invited to be a part of a round...

LoneRider Brewery tour

Last night seemingly half of the Triangle area showed up at LoneRider Brewing Company near Brier Creek for their first open house brewery tour. We arrived about 10 minutes early (thanks to no...

a local restaurant, Sono Sushi

On Saturday night we took a trip to Raleigh to eat at Sono Sushi. Leandra ate here back in October when she attended the NC Center for Non-profits conference nearby and liked the experience, and...

NC Center for Non-profits conference

At the end of last week, I spent two days in Raleigh hobnobbing with a ton of great non-profit organization people from all over the state. I gave out a bunch of business cards, but more...

dinner at 18 Seaboard in Raleigh

Last night we met some friends for a lovely dinner at 18 Seaboard in downtown Raleigh. We discovered this restaurant when we ate next door at J. Betski's for my birthday dinner, and when Eric...

Segways in Raleigh (updated)

Thursday afternoon I went with the rest of my lab on a Segway tour of downtown Raleigh with Triangle Segway. We went up Fayetteville Street to the Raleigh State Capitol. And past the governors...

BarCampRDU 2008

Last year, I volunteered by handing out t-shirts and this year, Eric and I were in charge of the getting the scheduling grid up on the wall. Between the beers at Tyler's on Friday night and the five...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)