Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Smoking rooms available
- Refrigerator in room
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
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. ...
... a Kodak moment with a Duke's football coach, walked over to the chapel. They are renovating the chapel so we could not go inside. From there we walked to the Divinity School to check out their cafeteria. On the way we passed the Goodson Chapel and there was a guy playing the piano. He was very talented. We decided against eating at the cafeteria and went to the recommended burger spot. Bull City Burger and Brew was the place to be. They have grass ...
... with the tobacco industry and much wealth was generated. Mid week we visited the original Duke Homestead. This was the family home and farm of the Duke family and it was here that their first tobacco factory was located. From here they relocated to the centre of Durham and continued to build their empire which culminated in a 40 million endowment in 1924 being set up to build Trinity College which was later renamed Duke University. Duke remains a private university today. Can ...
... little fear of "bush fires" here as apparently it rains too much in summer. Typically there are short thunder and lightening storms during the evening with heavy downpours of rain which last 5-10 minutes. It has been hot - consistently in the high 90's with humidity around 70% so we have tried not to stay outside too long but to be in air conditioned areas. How have we spent the last six days? Obviously spending time with Cam when he isn't at work. ...