Well, I have to admit that it kind of seems like a ghost town around here. And with so many vacation areas within an easy drive of Raleigh, I don’t blame anyone for heading out on the long 4th of July weekend.
But there are so many things going on in Raleigh this weekend, that it would be quite a feat to be able to go to all of them. We started out our weekend by FINALLY making it over to the recently renovated North Carolina Museum of Art. And I swear we were there with at least 95% of the people who remained in town for the weekend! All of whom were as amazed and impressed as we were.
Today, though, we’re heading out to witness a naturalization ceremony on the steps of the capitol, check out the capitol celebration, tour the Joel Lane Museum House, join in my neighborhood’s parade and potluck, and then making the tough choice between the fireworks display in Cary with the North Carolina Symphony or watching the N.C. State Fairgrounds fireworks from a spot on an overlooking hill with lots of friends. And there’s tons of stuff we’re not going to make it to. There’s just not enough time to do it all.
We have spent so many July 4ths laying on the beach that we had no idea so much stuff was going on at home. I’m glad we’re here this year. Instead of a lazy Independence Day, ours is going to be action-packed for a change.
That’s Life in Raleigh.