I’ve never been to New York City. I know it’s a really big city but have no concept of how truly huge it is. Many of us who live in Charlotte like to think Charlotte is a big city, but it’s it’s just a small town with lots of people. An article in yesterday’s New York Times had a comment that underscored that point for me.
Pete Wells, the Times’ restaurant critic, was writing in “Restaurant Dining Is Back, if You Can Find a Table” about how restaurants responded to being able to open for outdoor seating. He indicated that the new rules went into effect on a Monday, and that by noon on that Tuesday 4100 restaurants had received approval for outdoor dining. 4100 restaurants! North Carolina probably doesn’t have that many restaurants in the entire state if you exclude fast food. Amazing!
Blacksville, SC is another one of those “along the way” places we passed through. This old store is across the street from the train station, which now houses the town library and will likely be the subject of another post. 🙂