American Tobacco Campus

This North Carolina girl really loves living close to downtown Durham!  Durham is rich in history, including tobacco history.  One of my favorite places is the American Tobacco Campus.  Even the Duke family who did so much to establish Duke University had a hand in the booming tobacco industry.  That’s such a paradox now!  Tobacco is out of style for most folks these days, for good reason, but the huge brick buildings, trimmed inside with rustic old beams (what a cool industrial look!) are a sight to behold now that they are being restored and turned into hip new places.  I love the tobacco industry’s old landmarks.

Jason and I were there over the weekend.  We walked until my Fitbit hit 5000+ steps.  We ate at Mellow Mushroom where they have great GF pizza.  We took lots of pictures.  We sat and talked.  I hope you enjoy the photos!

Lucky Strike tower off in the distance.
The moon rises behind two humongous mushrooms.
Didn’t know Jason was taking this photo of me! The water runs from one end of this place to the other, over large rocks. The babbling sounds of the water add a great ambience!
An enormous chess set with Bull Durham and tobacco-themed pieces.

Me and my sweetie!
North Carolina Public Radio studio on the American Tobacco Campus.

Stay tuned.

Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Hill Ridge Farms — Youngsville, North Carolina

If you are in the Raleigh area, Hill Ridge Farms is a great place to visit!

Joe and John
Joe and John
browsing
browsing
hayride
hayride
hayride
hayride
silly photo
silly photo
silly photos!
silly photos!
country store
country store
Joe
Joe
lunchtime
lunchtime
silly fun photo opp
silly fun photo opp
animals
animals
ducks
ducks
John
John
looking out over Hill Ridge Farm
looking out over Hill Ridge Farm
my sister and niece
my sister and niece
goats
goats
cousins reunited
cousins reunited
big slide
big slide