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1.30.2010

SNOW!!!! LOTS of snow!!!

Be warned...this post contains LOTS of snowy pictures. ;)

Standing outside in the 65 degree weather on Thursday afternoon, it was really hard to believe the weatherman as he predicted 6-10 inches of snow accumulation on Friday night, starting around 9 PM.  But we got it last night...a good 6 inches at least!

Ryan and I went to dinner with friends last night around 6, thinking the snow wouldn't start until around 9 as predicted.  During dinner at one point, I looked out the window and noticed snow had already started to fall and by the time we got outside to the car, an inch had already covered the ground and my car!  Driving home, the roads were already dangerous as unprepared drivers were still on the roads and got caught in the mess before they were prepared for it, so our friends had to leave right away to get back to Raleigh since they didn't have 4-wheel drive. 

Ryan and I decided it would be a warm and cozy stay-in movie night, so we ventured out to Target in his Tahoe for some decaf coffee and candy to go along with the movie.  Target was practically dead at that point except for the last few people trying to get their milk, bread, and eggs.  Haha, they were all getting their essentials and we were after our decaf coffee and candy! :)


We woke up early to find snow everywhere and wanted to get out in it and see campus before the sleet started.  So I got a pot of coffee going and tucked some piggies in their blankets and we put on our layers while they baked.  I called Matt to see if he wanted to join us in our venturing out, but he declined because Wes and Banks were at his place and they would get out in it later.  I shoulda known he would want to drive instead of be a passenger. Why even ask...men and their 4-wheel drives....

So after Ryan scraped the windshield, we headed out with our coffee and pigs...


















First, we went to the Duke Gardens...


The only reason I took a picture of a trash can is because it shows how deep the snow is...

Mischievous Ryan tried to kick a little snow on me....










Our attempt at getting a picture of ourselves...















We were literally as excited as kids at Christmas I think. But the real fun was still yet to come...


Next, we hit up the Duke Chapel.  Didn't get pictures of Duke's icon during the snow last year, so wanted to definitely get some this year!


 I have to say, Duke's a pretty place to work :)  Here's the chapel up close...



Ryan mastered the self-take on the second try.


 And then came the real fun...BUT on second thought....I have a whole lot of pictures of "that fun" alone so I'll save it for tomorrow and give it it's own post...so stay tuned :)

After we left the chapel, we met up with Matt, Wes, and Banks...the three amigos...and went to breakfast.




...at none other than Waffle House.  It was one of the only things open and it was delicious! :)


















And Matt is totally reppin' the wrong school, haha! ;)










After breakfast Ryan and I did a little more driving.  We drove through the Duke Forest...



...just look at that face...I think it's kinda cute, even though it is saying "I'm about to throw this snowball in your face!"  ;)

And last stop, the good stuff...


West Campus and the athletic facilities...  This picture of Cameron was taken especially for my friend Britney, the most die-hard Cameron Crazie I know!



And here's Wally Wade's north gate and the football building.  I love this picture, maybe because it contains so many good memories...it's where the players' families enter for games. :)











Ryan and Wes inside the gates in front of the Yoh...

Such a fun day with all my boys! 

And currently those boys (including my husband) are all over at Matt and Wes' playing video games, so I guess I'll walk on over and join the fun.  Have I ever mentioned that I love that my little brother lives next door?  ;)  I'm glad he's in Durham with Ryan and I and I forgot how fun weekends of spring semester are when Matt & Co. are actually around on the weekends and not traveling for football!

5 comments:

GraceAnna Castleberry said...

So pretty! I miss Duke's campus!c

Rachel said...

That snow is AMAZING!!! Your pics are great too! I'm really jealous though:).

Britton & Tara said...

so great...again, thinking alike. I took the same picture of standing in the snow. Britton and I both laughed at that and the fact that he too slid down on the ice (on foot) like Ryan, but my camera battery died just before getting his picture. We miss you guys!

jonchase said...

man i miss snow!!!

Britney said...

i love that you have a picture just for me!!! i love it!!!