Monday, January 23, 2012

One big neighborhood: Raleigh, NC

Traipsing along the Eastern roads this weekend led to Raleigh, NC, a meandering town which felt smaller than its stated size of 400,000. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill form a triangle which is about 1.1 million folks. I've long wondered about this part of North Carolina, as quite a lot of arts and writing come out of the area, enough that it had burrowed a spot into my brain.

With big universities anchoring the area, it's no surprise that used books, records and excellent coffee abound. Along with Flying Caterpillers, excellent art museums (a Rembrandt exhibit at the NC Museum of Art), Raleigh was a plethora of people watching areas. I'd live here!

Home again, to Virginia. Feels good.

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