It seems as if my last blog post was a bit hastily written. I was home for all of 3 days before we went off on a long weekend, and, uhm, my count should really be 6 weeks, 28 states, 6 national parks and 2 national monuments, and 4 state capitals. Well. All of those stories will be slowly be told as I sort through my 16 gb of photos.
Let’s start at the very beginning – a very good place to start.
On a hot and humid Thursday in June I got in my packed car and drove south to Durham, NC. I’ve got two good friends down there and when I was told I was invited, I jumped at the occasion to see them. Everyone, say hello to Tian and Andy.
So what did we do?
We ate well, we hung out, we mini-golfed (I was real bad at mini golf), and we had a great time. But the most picturesque thing we did was walk around the Duke Gardens on a hot Saturday morning. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are a public space at Duke University with oodles and oodles of pretty scenary, flowers, and ducks.
But wait! That’s not a duck! That’s a swan…with a read beak and a black head.
They are really quite pretty.