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Saturday in Saxapahaw

Last weekend, we decided to take a daytrip to Saxapahaw, NC. There was a holiday market happening and we thought we might find some unique gifts and/or our annual ornament that we collect.

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The town is only 20 miles away but we took back roads so it took us 35-40 minutes to get there. And then parking was INSANE, thanks to the holiday market. We found a “lot” to park in but it was really a field, with a nice big hill for this pregnant gal to climb to get up to the town.

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The market was crowded with holiday shoppers (and tons of baby-wearing moms!). There’s a coffee shop next door, and there were vendors out front selling sausages and sweet potato donuts. We wound our way through the market’s three levels before deciding to grab lunch at The Eddy.  I had Korean Beef Bulgogi – which was spicy but complemented perfectly by the broccoli and bok choy. Would definitely go back to the Eddy – but hopefully on a less crowded day!

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We made one more loop through the market and then walked around for a minute (literally a minute) outside. The town had more hills than I expected and it was cold outside, so I didn’t have a lot of interest in walking around outside. LW wanted to find Haw River Farmhouse Ales and get a flight before we left.

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It is a tiny brewery compared to some of the ones we were used to in Charlotte (and miss so much!) but they had a large selection and he liked most of what he tried. Actually, he liked it all A LOT since he hasn’t stopped talking about it. I guarantee we’ll have more trips in our future to Saxapahaw, even if it’s just for beer.

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It is nice to be close to so many cute little towns that can serve as mini-getaways for us – and that are baby friendly so we can keep up the trips once little man is here!

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