So, Bill and I are finally going on the trip that he promised me that we would go on over a year ago. We had to choose from so many places, and it was very difficult to pick just one city to base our little vacation out of. We had a hard time coming to a common conclusion… He wanted to go West, I wanted to go East, she wanted to go South, I wanted to go North. Needless to say, it was not an easy decision making process and it took some time and a whole lot of energy, too. Once we had pooled together all of our wants and needs from the vacation that we were hoping to achieve, we made a shorter list. After doing some research on each of the cities on our list, We Were Somehow left with only one– Raleigh, North Carolina! Now, if you are surprised by that result– let me tell you that we both were as well.
But, after browsing some of the online resources such as RaleighFive, we realized that the City of Raleigh had everything that we were hoping to get from our little trip together. Amazing architecture that informs us about the history of the United States of America in the early days, modern conveniences such as shopping centers and downtown district, vicinity to an outdoor getaway, and for Bill– access to watch some professional sports teams play. What we weren’t expecting, even with all of this in mind, was that Raleigh North Carolina was going to absolutely sweep us off of our feet and become a place that we would always go back to. That RaleighFive website that I mentioned earlier was a godsend. We learned the best places to eat, drink, dance, and have fun from browsing the user reviews. The food, by the way, in North Carolina– absolutely to die for! There is nothing that I would have changed about our experience, we chose the best city we could have, and I am certain that we will be returning. Thank you, Raleigh!