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The Countdown Begins!

by Laura

Only a few more weeks until my first year as a doctoral student ends and I head to DC and internship-land for the summer.  Before I take off, here’s what I’m attempting to squeeze into my calendar:

  • Checking out the newly updated North Carolina Museum of Art, which has a grand reopening on April 24th-25th.  Their preview pics of reflecting pools & sculpture gardens look absolutely stunning.  The night of the 24th, festivities include musical performances & fireworks.  I’ll be out of town for the kickoff event itself, but you should go online for free tickets!
  • Heading into some rapids at the U.S. Whitewater Center in Charlotte – a $50 day pass includes ziplines, kayakking, climbing and rafting.  Tempted to try the Rodeo whitewater course!
  • Re-living college quad concerts as Pat McGee rolls into Raleigh.
  • Walking my booty off at UNC’s Relay for Life efforts to support the American Center Society as my team creates, “Hope for the Ta-tas”.
  • Catching up on local foodie recommendations: Lantern for high-end Asian fusion, Watts Grocery for brunch, Toast for paninis, Only Burger for grease on the go, and Sawasdee in our quest to subsist soley off pad Thai and curry.
  • Consuming as many Locopops as possible.  You have to love a popsicle chain that makes charoset flavored treats for Passover.
  • Lying in the sun in the Outer Banks.  Any recommendations for pet-friendly lodging?
  • And…finishing all my final projects.  Sigh.  Can’t we fast-forward past that part?!?

If I click my heels three times, can I end up by the ocean?

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