Posts Tagged ‘niece’

Visiting family.

I’m in Raleigh, N.C. I came down on Wednesday for my niece’s graduation. 12th in her class. Usually I have free time when I visit family, even around an event, and that has not been the case on this trip.  It’s been fun. In a constant, total immersion sort of way.

Being in Raleigh

  • 09:39 Heading out the door to Raleigh, N.C. for my niece’s graduation party. #
  • 10:21 Picked up 12 bagels for the family. There are only bagel-shaped bread products in Raleigh. #
  • 10:34 The bus driver just stopped and got out to grab coffee and a pastry. He left the bus running. #
  • 12:23 Ran into the fellow who played Seymour when I did Little Shop of Horrors in college. We’re on the same flight. #
  • 13:02 And the flight is delayed. #
  • 13:19 On the plane to Raleigh. #
  • 15:45 On the ground now. We sat on the runway forever. #
  • 16:02 The remodeled RDU has elements that remind me of Keflavik. Exposed wood beams. #
  • 17:24 Playing pool and drinking beer with my brother at Harrison’s bar. #
  • 18:24 We drove past our childhood home, which is surprisingly unchanged. #
  • 21:05 God help me. We just had dinner at the Olive Garden. At least I got to see my nephew. #
  • 21:48 Steve and I are at Big Boss Brewery. I’ve ordered a Monkey Bizness Stout. Seemed appropriate. #
  • 21:52 Sorry. I was wrong. The monkey is a Belgian blonde. #