Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Touring Around Chapel Hill

On SRK's second day in North Carolina, I wanted to show her my favorite place on earth - Chapel Hill. The day started out pretty rainy, but it stopped by mid-afternoon {sort of} so I took her over to Chapel Hill for the grand tour of UNC's campus. Turns out... the rain hadn't stopped. We took our tour in the rain and got caught in a downpour on the way to dinner, so it's a good thing my campus is always beautiful!

I showed her some of the places I frequented while I was in school, and made sure to take her by the landmarks for which we are famous: our bell tower and the beautiful Old Well. In the springtime, the Old Well is surrounded by scores of pink flowers and it is one of the most gorgeous sights! The legend goes that if you drink from the Old Well {the fountain actually works} on the first day of class, you'll have good luck for the rest of the year.

I treated SRK to dinner at Top Of the Hill, a Chapel Hill staple and a town landmark. It's both restaurant and brewery, so both the beer and food are great. The restaurant is on the third floor of a building overlooking the center of downtown Chapel Hill, so it really is at the top of the hill. {Chapel Hill itself, including the campus, is on a hill. If that wasn't obvious....}

 After dinner, we headed over the boys' house to get ready for the evening. Several of our friends met us there, and we had a lovely group head out to Franklin Street to Goodfellows. Goodefellows is our favorite go-to bar, and I figured if I was going to show SRK Chapel Hill, we might as well do it right.

waiting in line
We ended up having to wait for about 20 minutes to be let into the bar - they have a one-in-one-out policy - which was annoying, but worth it once we got inside. We had a great time! {Though we're always really bitter, because when we went to Goodfellows during college, there was never a line. We loved it, but I guess it wasn't that popular yet or something. So basically what I'm saying is that we are cool and started a trend.}

SRK left on Sunday afternoon after a fantastic breakfast at the Flying Biscuit {raspberry french toast, anyone?}. It was so wonderful that she came down for the concert and for a visit to my adoptive state. We never got a chance to exchange visits while we were in college, so I was so happy to still be able to show her my beloved Chapel Hill - and introduce her to all of my friends!

Needless to say, it was a fantastic weekend. So much so that I have a serious case of the Mondays and spaced out and missed my work conference call with my boss today. Luckily she wasn't mad and it got rectified quickly. Whoops...

In closing: Go Heels, Go America.

window of the UNC student stores

Questions of the Day:

Do you still visit your college town?
Have you ever been to Chapel Hill, NC?

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