Highwood Suites Extended Stay
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Today we are headed home. Another fun "Road Trip" has come to an end.
We had breakfast at the hotel, and are loaded up and trucking. Let's take bets on how long before we make a stop.
We learned a lot on this trip. We learned about the stupid camel thing, that the Little Dipper is fondu and not ice cream, how to find the bull, you can park for a short time in a handicap spot and not get ...
... but we got our dozen hot glazed doughnuts, and started eating. We even got to watch them being made. Time to see if we still fit in the car. We arrived back at the hotel, and Charles decided it would be in our best interest to take the remaining donuts to the desk crew at the hotel. Good call. She was excited to get them and was taking them home to her kids. We are headed home tomorrow but it has been a fun trip, in spite of the rain. Till ...
... Duke. We also saw the Forlines House which is the home of the Duke Alumni Association.
Finding the parking lot is not so easy. Haven't we seen that lake before? Yep, and we are seeing it again. I am impressed with all of the trees on the campus. It feels like you are in a National Park. It is absolutely beautiful with the stone buildings and all the trees. We finally found the parking lot for tomorrow. Whew, that was tough.
... factories. We revisited the Sarah Duke Gardens and enjoyed wandering some of the 55 acres in a much more pleasant temperature. As we left I picked up a brochure on the gardens and read that they offer a trolley tour of the gardens so we booked for that. This was so worthwhile - just us and a volunteer tour guide feeling like royalty riding the golf cart around the gardens for a couple of hours and having the seasonal plantings explained (in language we could understand ...
... But there is such a thing as New Overload. It's not pretty. So in order to short circuit things before they hit that point, we had a whole day of quiet time at Uncle Rob's house. Naps were taken. TV shows were watched. Books read. Photos edited. iPad deployed. And music was listened to. Actively. Often.
Meanwhile, the Mister and Uncle Rob did some day drinking, breeze shooting and are now at a baseball game -- the Durham Bulls (our beloved Rays AAA minor league ...