Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Wow. What a jewel to find here in North Carolina after two weeks of the Deep South. I spent most of the day at the local Co-op, the Weaver Street Market where there is a great selection of food and beer and wine. I treated myself to dinner at the café and got a two plates of baked zucchini with lotsa cheese and steamed garlic greens, tofu and farfalle with mushrooms and tomatoes PLUS a bottle of Argentinian Malbec all for $13! I sat at a table under a shade tree with a lot of other happy people, enjoying the beautiful weather and when I went inside for seconds someone nabbed my bottle of wine AND my glass! I checked with the staff, Nope, not them but they didn't charge me for a replacement bottle.

This is the first food Co-op I've visited since Wheatsville in Austin and that one kind of sucked. They had all the "bulk" dried fruit prepackaged in small bags and the bulk food buyer who got me a large bag of bulk figs said the Co-op is basically being re-designed in the Whole Foods model. Sad.

I spent all evening there doing my eBay thing and taking advantage of Carrboro's free wi-fi. This place is all wireless all the time, seemingly anywhere you go. Also, there seems to be some nice bike paths. Basically, this place is kind of perfect. People are friendly, but not in an annoying, I just became a hippie yesterday kind of way. However, there's no getting around the fact that there is only one laundromat for a two mile radius and you know what that means right? It means no poor people live here. That's what.

I'm parked in one of the free community parking lots that actually have trees! It seems so rare to see them near a lot. Now i'm going to update this blog and fill you in about New Orleans, Mississippi and Alabama.

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