Extended Stay America - Raleigh - Cary - Harrison Ave.
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We drove from Columbia toward Cary today, spending most of the day in the car.
The highlight of the day was a visit to the Carolina Tiger Rescue. This is an amazing organisation which rescues and cares for Tigers and other carnivores which have been either seized or surrendered from private owners. It is legal in some US states, including North …
... but certainly not least, if you circle enough times you will eventually find what you are looking for.
Time for lunch. How about Cracker Barrel? Oops, looks like we did not beat the Baptist as there is quite a wait. What's our next choice? Let's see what we find. We are circling a shopping center and it offers lots of options. Nope let's go back to Steak n Shake. Sounds good to me. While we ...
Well, as expected, it's raining...... Boy do I love football, especially in the rain. NOT............. We got in the car and Charles asks if he needs the map. Without hesitation Stew handed Charles the map. Stew is having a "thought process". Now that's scary.... We found a parking lot, drove in, parked and the the lady came and said we could not park there. She said we were not in a legal spot and they want to keep the lot looking nice. That's a new one. ...
... the Duke campus and the next trick was to find the Visitor Center and a place to park. Found the Visitor Center, found a parking garage, and got a ticket but the gate didn't go up. We had to wait for the lady taking money to come let us in the garage. Talk about parking inefficiency. Not us but them. We had to search for a spot to park. That was a challenge.
We went to the Visitor's Center and got campus information, went to the bookstore ...
... and front bridge - as tempting as it is to just sweep these on to the ground snakes are known to habitat the area so don't need any encourage with additional hiding spots. We have noticed that there doesn't appear to be as many squirrels playing in the trees than there were in June when we were here - we watch for them as they climb the tree trunks and scurry across the ground as they look so cute. It will all be different again when we return to Durham again in about six ...