Sunday, October 14, 2012

Roaming Around Raleigh

It became fall this weekend in North Carolina. There's a noticeable chill in the air and more leaves are falling. It seemed like a good time to venture to the State Farmer's Market in Raleigh, which is full of pumpkins, apples, and other autumnal goods.
It's really an understatement to call the this place a farmer's's open seven days a week and has everything from gardening supplies, to produce, to baked goods, and even shops. We treated ourselves to homemade pumpkin pie fudge and fried seafood at the on-site restaurant.

There were apples to taste, cider to sip, and colorful dahlias to admire. I picked out a few to put on the mantel for my birthday. It might be because I'm an October birthday, but I do love this season. 

On our way home we took a walk around downtown Raleigh and stumbled on the free Museum of Natural Sciences. We only had time to check out the three-story Nature Research Center featuring a theater, critters, fossils, and research labs. Did I mention it's all FREE? A fact that instantly made it ten times more exciting to me. 
In fact, a free museum and a giant full-time farmer's market made the whole trip to Raleigh better than we imagined.

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