Category Durham

East Coast Fall 2021 – Durham, NC, Part Two

October 24-28 As mentioned in the prior post, later that day we ventured downtown to eat and drink at the Durham Food Hall, which opened in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic and yet survives to this day.  We grabbed a couple of seats at the large bar and after ordering a round of […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Durham, NC, Part One

October 24-28 The six-hour drive to Durham went smoothly and we arrived at Nicole’s by midafternoon, ready to see what the week to follow would bring us, both with the car and Joanna’s Mom.  Anticipating that we might be leaving the Highlander at the body shop the next day after getting the estimate, we emptied […]

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Seven

June 3 – 14, 2021 The next day Joanna picked up her mom and drove her to Winston Salem to meet up with Joanna’s middle sister Debi.  Faced with another free day, I’d contacted Dan, a former student union colleague, to meet for a beer or two in Durham.  I’ve known Dan, and his wife […]

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Six

June 3 – 14, 2021 A short drive of an hour plus to Durham awaited us so we dawdled that last morning at Ann and Rendy’s before departing around noon.  Knowing dinner would be later in the day, we stopped at a McDonald’s just off the I-40 for food to tide us over until then.  […]

Outer Banks and More, Blacksburg

May 30 – June 14 Elements of this trip kept changing as we got closer to taking off, and we would continue to make plans on the fly as we went, much as we did in Europe last year. The impetus for it was a facilities management conference sponsored by ACUI and APPA at Virginia […]