By Day and By Night.

Last night was our first dinner out on the town!

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We walked around for a while looking for a place that seemed veg-friendly, and ended up at Red Curry.

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I was pleased to open the menu to find an entire page of vegetarian entrees – score!

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Ever since I tried the vegetarian sushi back in Chicago, I have been obsessed.  Casey and I split three small rolls as an appetizer – pickled radish, shiitake mushroom, and avocado.  Perfection!

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For my entree, I ordered the Massaman Veggies – tofu in rich coconut red curry gravy with potatoes, carrot, onions, and peanut.  Mmmm.

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This place was fabulous and I am sure we will be back.  There are sooo many fun restaurants for us to try in Old Town!

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But of course, no evening is ever complete without frozen yogurt.  This was actually an ice cream shop that also had fro-yo, but to be honest it wasn’t very good.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exciting.

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Very generic and plain tasting.  Although I do LOVE strawberry anything!

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And then had a non-dairy sorbet for Casey too – always a plus.

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And look who joined us for our fun evening out – BLAKE!  We have been great friends for over ten years.  Love this guy.

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After a fun evening out, we were up eaaaaarly this morning to get ready for an action packed day.  We headed up to King Street around 7am, just in time to see all the vendors setting up for this afternoon’s arts festival.

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But we were headed somewhere else – the gigantic King Street Farmer’s Market!  We saw it going on last weekend when we were walking the dogs, and we knew we needed to come back.  We were accompanied by our awesome shopping cart.  (Don’t be jealous!)

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Perhaps most exciting of all, check out what I am wearing – JEANS and a SWEATSHIRT!  Helloooooooo fall weather!!  It was actually cold this morning, and I loved it.

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Beautiful fall morning in the most beautiful Virginia town.

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Even though it was 7am, the farmer’s market was already packed.

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It was one of the best markets I’ve been to – soooo many vendors and good variety.  Good prices too!

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I love how colorful fall food is…

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Lots of really interesting local companies that I was happy to support.  I thought this guy had a particularly compelling story for this somber 9/11 morning.

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Lots of delicious peach and apple samples – yes please!

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The market is laid out around the City Hall plaza.  Gorgeous.

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Happy shopper.

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Can I just tell you how pumped I am to see PEARS again?  I drooled on them while Casey picked out a few good ones.

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Sad to say goodbye to summer tomatoes, but I feel like I ate my fair share this summer, especially on the farm!

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Beautiful fresh flowers in bloom…

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And other vendors selling handmade goods, soaps, crafts, etc.  Perhaps one of my (ahem) knitting friends wants to make me this eggplant hat?

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So happy to see GREENS again!  The dry heat of the Charlotte summer killed almost all of our greens on the farm.

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Fifty dollars later, and a mini cart full of fresh fruits and veggies…

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We headed towards home.

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We are off for a VERY full day of really exciting stuff.  Can’t wait to tell you guys all about it when I get back!