Crossland Economy Studios - Durham - Research Triangle Park
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The festival was a lot of fun, with marquees and tents set up around a really nice amphitheatre next to a lake. There were a lot of local microbrewers and distillers as well as some other exhibitors. I'm not sure how they fit in with the theme but there were two dog rescue groups as well - greyhounds and great danes. The dogs were walked around most of the night wearing jackets ...
... so we were taken around by a lovely carer called Maryssa, who took us to meet many of the animals in facility. There are some that were not part of the tour because they are too dangerous or too traumatised to be seen by people. We were both so impressed by the amazing work this organisation does, and we were also saddened by some of the stories behind the animals we met.
After the tour, we had to explain, and apologise, to Maryssa ...
... The houses remind me so much of the notebook & saw the actual movie theatre that Noah & Allie went to and laid in the road by! We drove down by the waterfront & the houses were insane!!! Massive ones with columns out the front and giant patios. Such a beautiful place! Would love to have stayed longer but we had lunch there at a water front restaurant which was so fresh & tasted so good. Then we wandered through the markets until we had to go ...
Well, believe it or not, it took 44 hrs from the start of our return from NZ, to our arrival back home Sunday afternoon! Our flight into Dallas was too late to fly out Saturday night. In fact, we were the only plane at DFW. A breeze going through customs with no one else around. Quantas put us up in a hotel, 20 min. away, not so bad, except there was an accident on the interstate, which turned our ride into almost an ...
... we were on vacation.
I'm older now. Oh hell, let's face it. I'm old. I know that sometimes plans are meant to be just that. Plans. Nothing more. And that's ok. Life is full of more important things than taking on often overly-ambitious plans. Like taking a break when the signs are there. Like slowing down to enjoy a day without distractions -- and never leaving the house (even someone else's house.) Like taking time to live in a new place, even for a day.