I had the occasion to visit Southern Pines this weekend and take a walk about the town. It was founded in 1888 and was designed to attract Northerners to the area for Pleasure or Retirement. The master planned streets are named after US States and the Railroad runs directly through the City center. In its glory days the community was thriving but now only on Saturdays do the streets see the foot traffic of years gone by. There are numerous activities to pass the time including an active Movie Theater, Antiquing, The Corner Ice Cream Parlor and of course Betsy’s Crepes(Absolutely Delicious). After you engorge yourself on Crepes be sure to stop in Art Nutz filled with local art and crafts and featuring Raven Pottery (fired in the basement). Both Betsy’s Crepes and Art Nutz are housed in the historic Hotel Belvedere with original authentic Tin Ceilings and Turn of the Century Exposed Brick. Southern Pines is just another North Carolinas Bedroom Community steeped in souther charm. Be sure to take an afternoon to stop and visit should the opportunity ever present itself.