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Alysa and Mitch's RV trip, Raleigh, NC

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May 22, 2004 18:42:33
Alysa and Heather out for dinner our first night in Raleigh, Greensheilds.
May 22, 2004 20:23:30
A sign on our restaurant for dinner. This was interesting to me because this point of view is very different from that back home.
May 22, 2004 20:35:09
After Greensheilds we went to Mitch's Tavern. How could be skip it?
May 22, 2004 22:41:36
Turns out Mitch's is a well-known restaurant and bar. With a name like Mitch's it's got to be good!
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May 22, 2004 23:12:44
It's hard to see, but if you look for the two orange dots near the upper-left of the photo you'll see they are deer eyes. As we drove through our campground late one night we spotted quite a few.
May 24, 2004 11:16:20
We visted Gypsy's Shiny Diner in Cary, a favorite of Alysa and Heather's. Apparently the design caused quite a stir when first built.
May 24, 2004 11:30:05
Interior of the Shiny Diner.
May 24, 2004 11:31:32
Alysa's tuna melt, along with their famous "butterfly chips" - essentially one very large swirled potato chip. In the background is my chili burger.
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May 24, 2004 11:53:51
My banana milkshake. Mmmmmm.
May 24, 2004 12:09:22
You can see why they call it the Shiny Diner! Self-portrait of us.
May 24, 2004 12:09:46
Another shot of the two of us, reflected on the diner's exterior wall.
May 25, 2004 13:40:11
The beach for our campground on Jordan Lake. We spent about two hours at the beach, and had the place to ourselves most of that time. Only those staying in the campground could go to this beach. Although it was a beautiful day it was a weekday, thus not many visitors.
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May 25, 2004 13:40:21
Alysa at the beach on Jordan Lake.
May 25, 2004 16:15:19
Zoe sitting on our bed. She'd just been looking out the rear window.
May 25, 2004 19:22:37
Only in the South can you find a "non-denominational" service posting advertising that Jesus loves us. This posted on the guard shack at the (state-owned) campground.
May 26, 2004 11:44:12
Our trailer (truck seen behind trees at right) in the Poplar Point campground on Jordan Lake. This was by far the most private site we've had yet on our trip. We had water and 30A electrical, which is pretty good. No sewer connector though.
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May 26, 2004 11:49:09
This was the first site where we needed the satellite dish for internet access. Our site was in the midst of tall trees so the only spot for the dish was 120+ feet through the woods on the edge of the lake. What's on an edge of a lake? MUD! Getting the dish pointed (and stay pointed) is a story unto itself, which I may tell later...
May 26, 2004 11:53:57
Another view of the dish-in-the-mud. This is a small inlet to the lake. Some campers keep their boats tied up near their site.
May 26, 2004 11:55:02
Footprints in the mud. My footprints. I not only walked through this stuff, but had to sit in it to point the dish. Now that's dedication! Or addiction?
May 26, 2004 11:55:44
View from the satellite dish area up to the trailer, seen between the trees, center. I used 140-foot lengths of coax to get everything connected.

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