Every now and then it hits me; I live in North Carolina. For a girl from New York, and then Newton, MA, it's always a bit startling. Today I drove out to Durham to deliver some ingredients for Claire's cooking class (still home sick, but she feels so responsible for the dumplings that were to be made) and then to Hillsborough, for a ladies luncheon birthday celebration. Passing "Allen and Son Barbecue" (yes, it could be Allen's and Ellis's eatery!) at lunch time with the miles and miles of trucks in the parking lot and overflowing to the unpaved road beside it, I realized, once again, I'm not in Newton anymore. Didn't have my camera with me, but here are some photos I've taken previously on these drives.