Friday, August 21, 2009

August 6th: Day Two

We woke up at 7 AM after about 11 hours of sleep and Kaden was in a great mood and ready to start his day. We had the continental breakfast at the hotel and then headed to Walmart (again, hehe) for a few more supplies before we headed off to pick up my cousin Sarah at her work (which is across the street from the Capitol building) and headed to The Pit for lunch.

I haven’t seen Sarah since we were 10, which was also the last time I made it down to the beach house my great grandparents own on Topsail Island (stay tuned for more adventures), so it was great to catch up, however briefly. We were 'tards though and for some reason didn't think to take any pictures while we were there, so that was a bummer. Here we are at the Capitol Building though. As you can see, Kaden was too excited to look at the "horsey" than to pose for Daddy to take a picture. The second picture is him on a cannon.

The Pit is a traditional North Carolina barbeque restaurant where they cook the whole hog in a pit (go figure) with a blend of spices and a vinegar-based sauce. Holy. Freaking. Crap. It was so delicious. Sarah said we introduced her to her new favorite BBQ restaurant. Hehe.

The Pit its self has been on the Food Network and the Today Show for its yummyness. Ed Mitchell is the owner and creator and has been cooking pigs this way since 1990 at his mother’s store. It blew up from there and has had praise from magazines such as Bon Appetit, Gourmet Magazine, and Men’s Health. After all the hoopla surrounding it, we just had to try it, and, like everyone’s already said: It was awesome.

We said goodbye to Sarah because we only had her for her lunch hour and headed to Triangle Town Center mall so that Stu could check out the Sunglass Hut for some Oakleys he’s been wanting. He ended up passing them by (until two days later, lol) but I scored another of my favorite bra (from the Very Sexy collection, check it out if you haven’t already, you’ll love it) from Victoria Secret.

We got a bit lost on the way back (FYI, there are two “Wake Forest” roads. One is “old” and the other changes names up by where we were… in case you’re going to Raleigh any time soon, heh). Luckily, in yet another example of her forethought, Sarah had given us a map of North Carolina, so I was able to quickly discern where we went wrong.

By the time we made it back to the hotel, Stu’s parents where there and settling into their room. Kaden was timid at first, but was soon enjoying his time with his “Cram-pa” and “Cram-ma”.
We put Kaden down for a nap in the early evening (which he was all too eager for) and then went to Red Lobster for dinner (a must for Stu and I while we’re in the country). Patty got to try crab legs for the first time and we had a great time showing her each of our tricks to get the meat out.

She liked them but though they were a bit of work. Kaden was still adjusting to the time change and new place so he was kind of a shit at dinner. We got back to the hotel and were in bed by ten. Adjusting is hard work.

Kaden with Grandma, opening his new present.

Grandpa opening a present we brought back for them.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe we forgot to take a picture!! I'm really glad we got to get together though - the Pit was seriously good!! Glad the map was helpful too. :-)