Raleigh is one of those cities you hear is cool without knowing why.
“Yeah, I heard they have… a cool craft beer scene or something…?” someone will say with a hint of uncertainty.
I wasn’t any different. I had an inclination that there was something special about Raleigh, but I didn’t know what. So, before leaving the country (again), I strung together an Amtrak route through Raleigh. My wife Melanie and I arrived on a scorching hot summer afternoon, the kind that reminds northerners just how blazing the south can be. Continue reading