|A beautiful, warm North Carolina day at Pullen Park|
Seriously, I think she’s menopausal and a crazy lady who now thinks it’s summer. It was in the high 80s in Raleigh yesterday.
Needless to say, we’ve had great weather all week. On a whim, I pulled our car into Pullen Park in Raleigh after school. This historic park was established in 1887. It was closed all of last year for renovations, so it was my first time going since the reopening.
|Pullen Park, est. 1887|
It’s beautiful. The architecture gives it a Victorian feel.
My mom used to go when she was a child, and she felt the place was magical since it had a train and carousel. Those amusements are still in place. I had to chuckle when my son asked me if she went in 1887.
Um, no! And the little ones have no idea who Andy Griffith (aka Sheriff Andy Taylor) and Opie are, either. TV Land pays tribute to the North Carolina-based series with a great statute.
|TV Land's Tribute to Andy Griffith, a well-known North Carolina actor|
My kids kept saying, “They are frozen.” I am going to have to introduce them to Andy, Aunt Bee, Barney, and Opie one day because I cannot imagine living life not knowing who they are. It’s television history at its best.
The park now has an upscale concession stand with a wide variety of menu items. Pullen Place Café specializes in seasonal, fresh, and local ingredients.
And get this: If you decide you want to play late in the day and eat dinner at home, they have a dinner-to-go menu that feeds a family of four.
Now, that’s nice! I’m looking forward to having lunch here soon.
|Off to the playground area at Pullen Park|
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Sits on 66 acres between Western Blvd, Hillsborough St, Ashe Ave., and NC State University