North Carolina Weekend

This past weekend, Kyle and I had a chance to get away (just before all the sickness broke loose! ) and spend some time in Chapel Hill, NC for a friend’s wedding.  I was going to write an entry about it, but as you might recall from the earlier post today, I may or may not have time.  Don’t worry, this blog isn’t one of the things that’s of little value that is being cut out.  Just this entry is.   😉

And obviously, it isn’t.  It’s just being thrown together haphazardly.

The weekend was nice.  The drive was good enough for an 8.5 hour drive, and our hotel was fabulous.  The reception was taking place at the Carolina Inn, so many people stayed there.  It wasn’t really our style though.  There were a few beautiful parts (like the hallway below), but in general it was very colonial inn meets bed and breakfast.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

The Siena, though, is more my speed.  European boutique hotel theme, where even the weather was in Italian.

The rooms were well-appointed, and it had a very beautiful, elegant lobby with a live pianist each night.  And now I sound like a snob.  What I really mean is, “Hey!  They have my favorite hotel chocolate mints from my days at the Marriott!” and “Look, a Keurig!”  (But seriously, given my choice, I’m a big fan of pretty hotels.  You probably know this.)

Anyway, the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill is also spectacular.  I couldn’t help but wish I had visited (and I did love it during my college search!), because I could really have spent some time there.  Of course, then I wouldn’t have met Kyle, blah blah blah. Things work out, I guess. 😉

The wedding was beautiful, the reception a bit different but enjoyable.  The company was great, and hopefully it won’t be another half-a-decade before another one gets married.  (Admittedly though, we’re running out of weddings.  It’s time we got the OG boys – and their prettier halves – together just for the heck of it.  But I digress.)

Great dress. Bad angle.  Only picture.

We ate at a great little place called Artichoke Basil Pizza, where the pizza was mediocre (go figure) but the sandwiches were great.  Kyle had his first “Hot Now” Krispy Kreme donut.
All in all, I’d say it was a good weekend away.  Pictures in Picasa, with captions to fill in some gaps.  


  1. I think the picture is great!