Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
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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 ...
... not the only ones parked like that. Go figure. So much for being lucky. We went a little farther and found another parking lot. Charles saw Scott Posey who he knows from business and they talked a while. At least Scott did. He is a talker. Off to the bookstore for lunch. They have food as well as other stuff. Lunch was at the Au Bon Pain. The crew got ready for the game and I got ready to chill. People who know me know "I don't like to get wet" so I ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Anyone traveling abroad should be aware of any of the "do's and don’ts" of a culture before hitting the streets of an unknown land; not only is it respectful, but it can keep you safe and out of legal trouble. While traveling can result in a lot of hilarious and harmless blunders, breaking laws such as drunk driving is not easily brushed aside with a universal smile or laugh. In the United ...