Monday, February 25, 2013

Raleighwood Visit

This past weekend found us venturing North on I-40 to Raleigh. One of our friends moved to Colorado, but was going to be in town this weekend. What a perfect excuse to visit him and a few other friends!

We arrived Friday evening before Scott's flight got in. We grabbed supper with Steve and Caroline before picking Scott up. It was so fun to catch up with them and see some of how the area has changed since graduation. We made grand plans to go downtown after picking up Scott, but that all flew out the window when around 10pm we decided we were tired and old. Caroline is a teacher too, so between the two of us we were able to convince the fellas it was more fun to stay in and hang out. We even made the wise choice to grab a cookie cake form Harris Teeter to nosh on;-)

The next morning we picked up David's brother, John, and headed to The Farmer's Market for breakfast. This place has pancakes the size of your head and omelets that are so stuffed with farm-fresh veggies you won't eat for days afterwards. We then meandered around the real farmer's market and picked up some veggies for the week. Love buying fresh and local!

Afterwards we headed over to explore the new Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. Sounds lame, right? Wrong. This place is amazing! For starters there is a way for a robot to retrieve any book you need. How cool is that? Also, it is incredibly unique in its design. Floor after floor caters to thinking and productivity with group centers, work spaces, well-designed furniture-the list goes on! Needless to say, if we lived close that is exactly where I would get all my schoolwork done.

After dropping John off at his dorm we drove through campus and years of memories came back!

That evening we headed out to watch the State vs. Carolina basketball game. My little, Amy, was able to join us in the festivities! If only NC State had no played their usual ridiculous way and lost it would have been a perfect evening. It was still fun, but that W would have been even better!

It was an amazing weekend, and I'm so glad we were able to make the trip. Looking forward to when they can all come visit us!


  1. Aww you're making me miss Raleigh! I LOVE the Farmers Market and definitely didn't make it there enough when I was there. Looks like a really fun trip, glad you got out to have some fun!

  2. Love that you had a good time. I heard tons of raves about the new library, and lets talk about that game. Actually we probably shouldn't!!

  3. This may be a silly question, but we just moved to Raleigh and I thought the farmers market didn't open until April. Is there more than one? Glad you had a great weekend - we will have to check out that library!