Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekend in Chapel Hill

At Sugarland, my favorite bakery in Chapel Hill
W and I took a quick trip to Chapel Hill this weekend to visit Julia for her birthday. I had to take her her birthday cake! Julia had a business class until 4 on Saturday, so we arrived around 2 and had barbecue sandwiches at Spanky's and then met her after class. We saw the house where she is living with 5 friends (and Lylah, the sweetest dog ever), then made our way to Franklin Street for a glass of wine at West End Wine Bar before dinner at Elaine's on Franklin, a really nice restaurant. As Julia said, it's a restaurant you take your parents to, i.e, expensive.

Julia seems to be enjoying her first year of public health classes, but is finding it a challenge trying to balance life between the business school and the public health school, and still working part time for Rex Hospital. She is very busy! We had a nice visit, mostly revolved around eating, which is fine with all of us. Sunday was a beautiful day and we walked around the UNC campus and the Coker Arboretum, which is right in the middle of the campus ("a pocket of peaceful serenity") and is one of my favorite spots. Had breakfast at Crook's Corner, then took a drive to Pittsboro and Jordan Lake, with a stop at A Southern Season, a really cool gourmet market in Chapel Hill. Then one last stop at a mediterannean deli for some sustenance (haha) before we headed home to Virginia around 5:30. A quick visit, but lots of fun and good to see our birthday girl.

Julia with sweet Lylah
At the arboretum

Salad Sampler at Mediterranean Deli