Five women from the neighborhood went downtown to the NCMH - North Carolina Museum of History - to see a furniture exhibit on Tuesday. The furniture was all built by a NC free man of color, Thomas Day, during the 1830's and 40's. He was quite a craftsman, and was well known in this area for his good quality furnishings. The exhibit has quite a few pieces (many on loan to the museum), as well as a model workshop of the type he had., with lots of old wood-working tools. I took lots of photos, and I will put them here some day soon.
After the exhibit, we went to Caffe Luna for lunch, where two of us had calamari atop a Caesar salad, and one had pumpkin raviolis. I'm not sure what the others ate; I was too busy devouring mine to notice. It was pretty good! The last time I ate there, I had either risotto or pasta with mushrooms, and it was excellent, but they don't have it on the menu any more, and I was disappointed. Maybe they'll read this and put it back!
Our NC State Fair starts this week. I haven't decided if I'm going or not. I'd like to see the exhibits and the flower arranging competitions, and visit the petting zoo and hold baby chickens, etc. but I'm not sure it is worth the noise, the crowds and all the walking. Of course, there are the deep-fried bacon with cheesy mashed potato bites, the roasted corn on the cob, the sausage and pepper sandwiches, the home-made fudge......maybe I will go after all.......LOL