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Getting my Josh Groban Fix in Raleigh

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A March 2007 trip to Raleigh by vampirefan

Historical houses. Photo, Raleigh, North Carolina More Photos
Quote: A second trip to Raleigh had me coming in for the Josh Groban concert. But since I was here I figured might as well make the most of my day!

Getting my Josh Groban Fix in Raleigh

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Overview

Historical houses. Photo, Raleigh, North Carolina
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I was in town for the Josh Groban concert at the RBC Center. He is one of my favorite singers and truly has one of the most beautiful voices on the planet. Not to mention the fact he is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately for me, the day didn’t go quite as planned. The weatherman said nice and hot. It turned out to be cold and rainy. I planned a lot of outdoor activities which meant I got wet!My morning started out by visiting the Governor’s house! Yes you too can visit the elegant 1890s Executive Mansion. The mansion offers regularly scheduled tours for the public. The Joel Lane Museum House was built in 1760 and is one of the oldest buildings i...Read More

Snoopy's Hot Dogs

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Restaurant

Snoopy's Hot Dogs Photo, Raleigh, North Carolina
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I went with this place for two reasons: 1) It was just right around the corner from the Joel Lane House 2) The name. Snoopy is one of my favorite cartoon characters. I just adore that cute beagle. After making a mad dash to my car at the Joel Lane House, I was soaked. I turned on my heater and followed my mapquest directions to Snoopy’s. I passed by it the first time. When I turned around I spotted it, but also noticed there wasn’t a place to park! I had to drive up and down three times before I was able to quickly snag the only open spot. This location was once a gas station. So you have to walk up to the counter. And on a rainy, miserable day like this day, you’re in for a so...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2007

Snoopy's Hot Dogs
600 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
(919) 839-2176

Capital Room

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Restaurant | "The Capital Room"

Capital Room Photo, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Located inside the Ramada Inn, The Capital Room is close to The NC Art Museum, the RBC Center, and the fairgrounds. It is the perfect place to have dinner before a concert, art exhibit, or a break from greasy fair food. The restaurant is located at the front of the hotel, across from the registration desk. The floor plan is set up with several different levels and has an open configuration. There is outdoor dining for warmer months when it isn’t pouring outside. When I arrived there were only a handful of people here. I was promptly seated at my table and then waited for more than five minutes before my waitress appeared. She handed me a menu and took my drink order. She quickly c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2007

Capital Room
Ramada Inn Blue Ridge
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
(919) 832-4100

Josh Groban Awake 2007 Tour

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Story/Tip

Josh’s Closer Tour 2005 Photo, Raleigh, North Carolina
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I learned of Josh by the way of two young relatives. I heard them talking about him all the time, but I assumed he was just another over annoyingly, overrated, and under talented boy singer like Justin Timberlake. One night on the way home from work I had Delilah on the radio and I heard The Prayer with Josh and Charlotte Church. I knew her angelic voice and was just sobbing by the end of the song. Then I heard Delilah name the song by Josh and Charlotte. Josh Groban? Could this be the same Josh Groban my young cousins had gone on about? I was coming down I-85 near the Speedway Blvd. Exit. In moves that belonged on the racetrack, I quickly cut across 4 lanes of tr...Read More

The Executive Mansion.

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A cozy retreat for visitors Photo, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Nothing makes you feel more like a big shot, than when you get to say while in Raleigh, you went and hung at the Governor’s mansion. Well, in Raleigh, you, too, can come spend some time in the Executive Mansion. Like many of the original states along the seaboard, the first capital city was located along the coast and later relocated to a more centralized location to allow access to all citizens. North Carolina was such a state. Originally, New Bern, NC, was our state capital and Tyron Palace was the original Governor's Mansion. New Bern is a beautiful and historical town located along the NC coast about three hours from Raleigh. The spectacular Tryon Palace is still open to the public and...Read More