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Day 7

This was our day to see the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Nancy got her Master's degree in Library & Information Science. It was a very hot summer day to be walking around, but there you go.

We used the visitor parking in front of Morehead Planetarium and its lovely rose garden and huge sundial. (Photo by Nancy Colyar)

Finally after years of hearing about the 'ole whale' (really "Old Well") Mike got to see it and Nancy drink from it, reaffirming that she is a true Tarheel. (Photo by Nancy Colyar)

Playmakers Theatre is on the top 10 things to see at UNC. The 1852 Greek-revival building is a National Historic Landmarks.

At last, this is Manning Hall, which still houses the library school. Some of you may have seen it in the Robin Williams' movie "Patch Adams". We stopped in the library school library so Mike could see the original color printing of Nancy's master's thesis paper, and the computer lab where her computer education began. (Photo by Nancy Colyar)

UNC has a Memorial Tower, much like that at LSU. The campus has many new buildings but thankfully all the old ones Nancy knew were still there so we could still find our way around. (Photo by Nancy Colyar)

From here we walked over to the Botany Library on the third floor of this building, where Nancy worked as a graduate assistant her first year in library school, and visited with a friend who still works there. (Photo by Mike Colyar)

Here's a shot of the entrance to Wilson Library, which houses UNC's Special Collections. We stopped in to see the exhibit of incunabula (book, single sheet, or image that was printed not handwritten before the year 1501 in Europe) and to cool off.

Then it was off to shop for UNC stuff at the bookstore, a quick tour of House, the undergraduate library, and Davis, the graduate library. Then we had lunch at the Carolina Inn (http://www.carolinainn.com/), which has loads of photos of historic UNC events, including shots of Dean Smith and Michael Jordan. Dinner was at an old favorite restaurant, Aurora (http://www.aurorarestaurant.com/), followed by shopping at A Southern Season (http://www.southernseason.com/) for treats to bring the folks back home.

 

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