1 Here I am outside the Kinston Piggly Wiggly.
2 Kevin wanted to go there because he said they have the best T-shirts.
3 I, of course, checked out the magazine rack.
4 I was happy to see the March issue of my magazine prominently displayed.
5 Kevin catching up on gossip headlines
6 He was very happy with his purchase.
7 Next door, I had the pleasure of meeting Wilbur and Carolyn King, of King's BBQ.
8 Loren Edwards, our driver, called the restaurant and ordered some of their good, local cuisine for us, to go.
9 Driving back towards the airport, we came upon Mother Earth Brewery. Notice the solar panels on the rooftop.
10 Mother Earth Brewing is owned by Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring. Keeping true to its name, the brewery incorporates a number of green features.
11 This is a very sleek operation.
12 Aging barrels
13 A tap room
14 Local art work adorns the walls
15 An indoor seating area
16 A comfortable outdoor seating area
17 This overhead fan is another green feature.
18 This fan covers more area than nine small ceiling fans while using 66% less energy.
19 A view of the fermentation tanks from above
20 Commissioned artwork that is used on the beer bottles
21 Here is a roll of labels from their winter brew.
22 This painting appears on the beer called Sisters of the Moon.
23 And here are the actual 'sisters' who modeled for the painting.
24 Our next stop was Parrott Bros. Farm & Garden
25 Tommy, the owner
26 This store has been here for a long time and has a lot of great stuff.
27 Seeds galore
28 And penny candy
29 Peanuts, too!
30 Onion sets for planting
31 Bins of beans
32 Potatoes, of which I purchased many
33 More potatoes
34 Elbert helped me with some seeds.
35 I love The Old Farmer's Almanac!
36 A great assortment of farm-themed toys
37 My growing pile of purchases
38 I was interested in this vegetable planting guide.
39 A nice size ladle
40 Adorable little gnomes
41 A bin and scoop for coal
42 Love these John Deere pedal tractors
43 All kinds of replacement handles
44 Saying goodbye to Loren, our driver, who is actually a retired CEO and a very knowledgeable citizen of Kinston. He provided us with a wealth of information.
45 Back on the plane, I couldn't wait to dig into our great smelling lunch from King's BBQ.
46 Fried Chicken! Oh boy!
47 Taking off and holding down the food