Archive for February, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2010

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day and weekend as we think about and show our appreciation for the one we love. I had a very enjoyable weekend with my lovely wife as we exchanged gifts on Saturday and enjoyed 2 great meals on Sunday.

Sunday morning, we did the Valentine’s Day brunch at the Cardinal Club in Raleigh as we were treated to several items as well as a wonderful desert offering by the club. For those who do not know, the Cardinal Club is located on the 28th floor of the Wachovia¬†building, located on Fayetteville Street, a block from the state capitol building. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was tremendous.

For dinner, we dined at the famous Angus Barn and did their Valentine’s Wine dinner held in the wine cellar. This was an amazing experience as we had the opportunity to meet other guest as we all gathered around a massive table for 34 people. The wine offerings were outstanding and the food was divine.

My gift to my wife centered around a dozen roses and a couple charms that she had been wanting. One of the charms was an Acorn and the other a stitch. I got the stitch for her as she does cross-stitching and has found this a very rewarding avenue for her limited artistic nature. The Acorn represents the great city that we call home. If you are not familiar with Raleigh, North Carolina, the city is known as “the City of Oaks”. The Acorn is symbolic of this town as we have a large acorn on display in one of our downtown parks. In addition, we have the Acorn drop to bring in the new year where other cities have other items, such as the Big Apple for New York City or a giant pickle that can be seen in Mount Olive.

I was also a little surprised at the gift I received from my wife. She gave me 15 golf clinics from Wildwood Greens golf which I can enjoy throughout the year. Each clinic will cover a specific part of the golf game and hopefully, will greatly improve my game by the end of the lessons. If you are interested in joining me or learning more about these clinics, please feel free to contact me and I can get the information to you.

Of course, you can visit their website at to contact them directly.

Plan to read my blog in the future as I will be posting after each clinic that I take and pass along any advice that I receive from them.

I am looking forward to this experience and this golf season. In fact, I am looking to get out on the golf course before I leave for New Orleans later this week.

I encourage anyone to respond to let me know what you think of Valentine’s Day, what you did for this day or what you would like to say about your special someone.