Getting divorced is hard enough. BEING divorced and trying to move beyond the past is a whole different ball game. Putting your trust in a new relationship is hard. The thought of sitting through the cliché movie – dinner – coffee dates making idle chit chat and trying to get to know someone new can be daunting and repetitive. Why not try something different? Get out of Greensboro, North Carolina, get out of your comfort zone. Traveling with someone is a great way to figure out how and if you are compatible with them.
Do I recommend a weekend trip to Miami with someone you’ve just met? Of course not. But “traveling” doesn’t have to mean spending hours trapped on a plane suffering the drools and dronings of random strangers. You can get out of dodge right here. There’s plenty of small towns around the Piedmont Triad to explore, and each one has its own distinct personality. You can feel like you’re in another world but still be close to home (close enough to be rescued).
When my boyfriend and I began seeing each other, our first all-day excursion was to Graham, North Carolina. It was one of the greatest days I can remember. Afterward, I was hooked – on him and on Graham, NC. Here are the highlights on what we saw, and what our experiences taught me about Mike: