A Beautiful Day in Down Town Cary
Down Town Cary can be a very pleasant place to spend a few hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Dorothea Dix Park
Sophie and I had a training session at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. After our training session, we played fetch for a bit in one of the big fields at the park. Dorothea Dix is a great place to get your dog some exercise. When she’d had enough, we headed back to Cary. For some reason, I decided to pass through Down Town Cary, I am glad I did. There was some kind of craft festival going on with music, food, arts and crafts, and to Sophie’s delight … dog treats.
Four Legs Barking Gourmet Dog Treats
Sophie immediately noticed the Gourmet Dog Treats booth. We checked the assortment out and, after a few free samples, she selected a combo bag containing Holy Cheeses, Dirty Dog Barney, and Sophie’s Peanut Butter Swirls. I think Sophie was excited, thinking they were named after her. I saw no reason to tell her otherwise.The treats are 100% natural. They also had some very nice dog food and water bowl stands with stainless steel water bowls. The folks at the dog treat booth were very pleasant to talk to and were also kind enough to loan us a water bowl for Sophie used when we ate lunch. She was having some difficulty drinking from the bottle, but more on that later.
Humble Pig BBQ
We walked around for a while. There were booths of wood crafts, toffee, leather working, stained glass, homemade candies, and confections. Of course, all this activity made me hungry and the smell of BBQ was very appetizing. So naturally, I had to try the Brisket Sandwich which was very good. Sophie thought the brisket smelled wonderful, but unfortunately, she had to settle for some water and Sophie’s Peanut Butter Swirls. Bond Brothers Brewery was also there with a booth, so I washed the Brisket Sandwich down with an excellent Pre-Prohibition Golden Ale. It was really very good. I was a little hesitant to try it until the guy at the booth reassured me that is was actually brewed last week and was not left over from the 1920’s prohibition era.
Good Music Too!
I am not sure who this guy is. He had a couple of guitars and a computer providing accompanying instruments. But, he was pretty darn good. He played a great variety of music from the 70’s … folks like Jim Croce. It had been a while since I’d heard Bad Bad Leroy Brown!
All and all, it was a great afternoon! Sophie is zonked out on the living room rug, recovering for the activities. I, on the other hand, am going to spend the rest of the day editing a few more chapters in my book, Serpents Underfoot.
It is getting so close to being done. Can’t wait to get it out on Amazon.com.