Before we left Laurinburg, we walked around in my old neighborhood. The house I grew up in with its gorgeous yard looks beautiful...
...and my old swing-set is still in the backyard--with an adult swing now hanging from the structure:
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We drove up to Chapel Hill to visit UNC where I received a master's degree in history.
Son is definitely a true Tar Heel:
He loved the amazingly large sundial in front of the planetarium. Turns out there is a geocaching benchmark at the sundial, too.
On this beautiful day, many students were lying in the grass studying, enjoying the sun and each other's company. The hand-holding skateboarders made us all smile:
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Next we drove over a few miles to that other university where David went to college. (Yes, we have a bit of a mixed marriage.)
David and I actually met at Duke where we both taught at a summer camp for the "heinously gifted," as a friend of ours says. So before we left Durham, we visited a couple of spots special to us in our courting days:
Our favorite bookstore...
...and the world's best sorbet shop.
Yummy. Afterwards? The long drive back to Takoma Park.