for my big birthday present, j surprised me with a weekend trip to raleigh, nc!
what a weekend!!!
we made the quick 2-ish hour drive after he got off work friday and had maybe 45 minutes to spare before his first surprise started…
a ghost tour and pub crawl!
we visited 3 haunted locations and stopped by 4 bars.
it was a great way to get a feel of the downtown area and to hear about raleigh’s spooky past.
after we headed to the mall which is such a treat for us.
you can walk from one end to the other of our nearest “mall” in approximately 3 minutes…
after dropping way too much money on new clothes and other goodies, we went back to the hotel and got ready for j’s second surprise…
a gourmet food tour of raleigh!
we went to five different locations and all the food/desserts/drinks were beyond incredible.
again, a great way to get to know the area and all the bomb restaurants.
sunday we stopped by benelux coffee for a quick bite to eat before hitting the road.
this cafe was highly recommended to us by our gourmet food tour guide and we’re so happy we listened.
they also sell stroop waffles.
i’ve never heard of them before but am so glad we gave this new treat a try!
you place the waffle over a hot cup of coffee (it’s supposed to be over a mug but we improvised…) and the warmth from the drink heats up the filling which softens it and makes it even more incredible.
everything we ate and saw was awesome.
raleigh is a great mix of old and new and i’m so glad we made the trip!
for more info on the cool tours we did, take a look here:
ghost tour and pub crawl