My Favorite Things! Sing it with me now…
Favorite things about Greensboro, that is.
This one goes out to all the locals.
Make the most of this great city you are in!
I love our precious Downtown. When we first married, “struggling” was an understatement for Elm Street. I remember eating at one of the only restaurants down there called The Paisley Pineapple.
Elm Street was mainly run down buildings, a couple trashy night clubs, old antique shops, and a few random sketchy (not nice) art galleries. And one crazy coffee shop that is still going strong today.
We have loved seeing Elm Street grow…and would stalk vacant buildings, praying a fabulous shop or restaurant would occupy the space.
And slowly but surely Elm street has been transformed.
You’ve got restaurants, salons, designer shops, art galleries, antique stores, a center city park, valet parking (which was of course my husband’s brilliant business idea that someone else capitalized on first…ahem) And even fabulous a minor league ball park!
I love Cheescakes by Alex. We first began frequenting Alex’s in 2003 when when it was just a walk up counter and Alex was the only guy there. Now…it is a full service coffee bar and dessertery with live Jazz on the weekends. We are known to be there almost every date night we get. And often drop by to get a slice to go… even when having babies at the hospital.
I love the The Bog Garden. This is one of my favorite places to take the kids to run their wiggles out. We see the ducks, enjoy God’s beautiful creation and they can have the freedom to run the boardwalk. Greensboro has fabulous parks and playgrounds, and the awesome Greenway that we used to live behind. We have thoroughly enjoyed the parks and rec here in Greensboro!
Love, Love, LOVE The Green Valley Grill. If there is one place we would want to eat when we come back to visit, it would be the GVG. Many anniversaries, Valentine’s Days, and birthdays were celebrated here, and we have never been disappointed. A fabulous atmosphere matched with a stellar chef produces a culinary delight!
I love Target… and the fact that I have 3 of them within 15 minutes of me. 1 within 3 minutes of my home. And yes… Maybe I have driven around town to frequent ALL 3 of them in one day looking for the size 4 dress or a 6th cup to match a set, or scavenging the sale racks. Yes, that would be.
I love the Natural Science Center. We have had a membership there for a few years which allows us to go for just 1 hour or even just 30 minutes. And we go often…probably once a week. We love the animals, and the play room, and the dinosaur exhibit. And especially the show “Indiana Bones”. Many fun memories at the Science Center.
I love our church.
We have been there our whole time in Greensboro. They have seen us in our newlywed, new parents, and preschool parenting stages. They have become a part of our history, and we theirs. We have seen families come and go… for good reasons and bad.
Like most churches… we have experienced the Valley together. And the mountain as well. We LOVE our church. We are known there…and they still love us.
These are just a few of my favorite things…
And I know you must be thinking….
But you are moving to Washington, DC???
Yes, Yes I am… And I am sure I will find a favorite local eatery, and some great dessert places. And parks and museums? I think there might just be a few (hundred) of those. And there is a Target about 15 min (in good traffic) from us. And a church…we are going to a fabulous church.
Yes… I will find a whole new list of favorite things.
But for now, I am going to live it up in Greensboro these last weeks. And I have a date tonight…. So, I’ll be seeing you at Cheesecakes by Alex later!
What are your favorite things to do in your city?
If you were moving, what would you miss?
Do you take advantage of the great local finds in your city?