After a full week of rain here in Raleigh, the sun finally came out just in time for the weekend. Saturday was a beautiful day with the temperature finally getting into the mid 80’s and finally no rain in sight. It was the perfect day to get out in Raleigh and to spend the weekend a little Parisian style.
We started our day at The Reader’s Corner which is a used book store close to our home. The inside of the store was still unfortunately closed, but they have a whole section of $0.25 books on the outside that you can buy and you just leave the money in a drop box. We were still able to find some books that we were interested in, so it was still a good choice to stop in.
After the bookstore we went to a coffee shop called ChaHouse. Indoor seating is still not permitted here in Raleigh, but you can sit outside distanced away from others. So we got a coffee and sat in the sidewalk tables and enjoyed our coffee and conversation. It was a lot of fun as it reminded me of being in Paris where cafe culture is all about sitting outside with a good coffee and watching the world go by.
After enjoying our coffee we went for a walk in the park. We went back to Fred Fletcher park since it was close and it is one of our favorite parks. The park was still just as beautiful, although I think it may be prettier on cloudy days…just my opinion.
After we left the park we took a little trip to downtown Raleigh. We have not been downtown since February given everything that was going on. Like most people we only left the house to go to the grocery store for nearly two months, so it was nice get out a little, safely of course. When we are outside in open air and have at least six feet of personal space we do not wear masks, but every time we go into a store, shop or are near other people we always have our mask on. We went to downtown Raleigh with one mission, to get some macaroons from Lucette Grace. It was a beautiful day to be out walking anyways, so the little side trip was enjoyable.
It was a good weekend spent very much Parisian style between visiting the used book store, enjoying a coffee on the sidewalk, walking through the park and then stopping off at the patisserie for a few little macaroons. It was a weekend of sweet simple pleasures and time spent together exploring Raleigh. C’est Bon! C’est Bon!