You never know where you'll stumble across books when visiting these two.
And, Talia? Who knew her love of dessert and her love of thrillers intersects in cupcakes?
And, she's willing to take a visitor a few miles to find a wonderful lunch. Check this out - Crunchy Baked Potato Soup.
John and Talia know all kinds of terrific places in the area to eat. We had hamburgers at Spanky's on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. One night, we went to Carrboro to an Italian restaurant called Panzanella, where they pride themselves on a seasonal menu with local produce. (Talia can eat an entire pizza by herself.)
Talia and I drove to Pittsboro to Fearrington Village, and had lunch at The Fearrington Granary.
My terrific lunch with the Crunchy Baked Potato Soup was from The Fearrington Granary. And, my last night in Chapel Hill, we ordered in from the Mediterranean Deli.
Talia loves animals, every animal except one nasty dog that once attacked her. She gave me three books about animals to read while I was visiting. She said I had to see the Belted Galloways, the cattle at Fearrington Village.
If you want roommates to keep you company at the Sherer's, Talia MIGHT let you share a room with Shmackies or Marcie.
|Shmackies' Favorite Spot|
|Marcie in the sunshine|
Here's my roommate, Marcie, on the bed.
Marcie and I had a view from our room in the Southernmost Motel in Chapel Hill.
Books, food, animals. It's all a treat with John and Talia. But, when it comes right down to it, what's better than a trip to an independent bookstore for two book lovers? Talia took me to McIntyre's Books, an inviting bookstore in Fearrington Village.
|The Library at McIntyre's Books|
If you're heading to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I'd recommend a visit with two hard-working book lovers, who also happen to be terrific guides. I'm sure John and Talia Sherer will make you feel welcome at their personal Southernmost Motel in Chapel Hill.
Addendum - As much as Talia likes food, she's not the cook in the family. John made us Dutch Babies before I left on Saturday. Check out these works of art.
|Dutch Baby in the oven|
|Dutch Baby just out of the oven|
|My half of the Dutch Baby|