15 February 2010

Goodbye Raleigh, hello home

Here I am working on my surprise for Bea. Can you tell what it is?

I stayed in yesterday morning while the others went to church so I could continue with my project. It was nice, sitting at the table in the sun, listening to music. When they came back, Adam, Millie and I went to the Duke campus. Adam is a third year law student there and I wanted to see the campus. It's very impressive. I was fascinated browsing the books in the law library. I couldn't believe the amount of antique books, some dating from the early 1800's! I could have browsed the aisles for hours. Adam tells me that most research is done online, but there's still a need for the books. He's on the Duke Law Review and I was very proud to see his name in print in the journals.

The undergraduate part of the campus is Gothic in architecture. I think Adam said they copied Harvard. We walked through the cathedral. They must have been practicing for an event because we were able to hear the magnificent organ being played.

I thought this was pretty cool. Click on it to see it better. What a great way to conserve water! All bathrooms should have this feature.

I had an easy trip home today. It took less than 5 hours including stops. No traffic. No weather. I have a lot more to say, plus pics, but I'll save that for tomorrow. It was so nice to come home to a clean and neat house. The laundry is almost done. I'm just chillaxin, gearing up for a busy work week. And as I finished writing that sentence, I used my pinky to lift a slat of my mini-blind and what do I see? Snowflakes. Please, oh please, let it come to naught!


Lena said...

Welcome back! Glad you had such a great trip. The pics are wonderful!

Golden To Silver Val said...

Its wonderful to go places...but so nice to get back home isn't it? Glad your trip was a safe one. Have a great day tomorrow.

Jamie said...

I'm happy to hear you had a great time. I love the Duke campus, I have never seen it in person, but have seen lots and lots of pics. My nephew goes there also...he is in seminary (?) there....good heavens, I should know what to call it by now. But he is in that gorgeous cathedral all the time...

Have a great week Cheryl. Hugs. :)

happyone said...

Welcome back home.
I'm so glad those snowflakes didn't amount to anything!!

Cindy said...

I recognize the tools on the table.......I am spending many nights doing the same thing.

Leann said...

The cathedral is impressive to say the least. I love architecture. We have some old churches here in town that you just have to be in awe of.

It's nice to hear you had a good trip!

KathyA said...

I'm so glad you got to see your sister and had such a wonderful time with family. You know that Robyn's in-laws all live in that area and are all connected in one way or another to the university?
Your great niece is beautiful, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Hey Aunt Cheryl - it was great having you! Small correction: the rumor is that Duke copied the Princeton architecture, not Harvard.

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