[Again a post that didn’t post! This was written & “posted” at 23:33 EDT yesterday, April 11th, but I just noticed that it’s still listed as a draft. Curses, foiled again!]

What a wonderful, fun day in Durham with wonderful old friends!

The Museum of Life and Science might be “kids oriented” but I got to act like a big kid and play with a lot of interesting exhibits, displays, and demonstrations. The newest hot spot in Durham is an extremely avante garde hotel, bar, and restaurant, with the first three floors crammed with interesting art that reminded me a lot of my art classes at UC Irvine all those years ago. We saw the old stadium where “Bull Durham” was filmed (an all-time favorite film) as well as “Annie’s house” and other locations from the movie. The evening and dinner with friends will be remembered with joy for a long time.

Amazingly, I didn’t have my cameras with me for any of it. (I’ll give y’all a moment to pick your jaws up off the ground and regain your composure.) I just spaced out and left my backpack o’ cameras behind in our rental car went we out on the town in my friends’ car.

I felt naked and afraid…

…until I remembered that I had my iPhone and the camera on it is almost as good as any of my cameras other than the DSLR.

Here’s what the spectacular Magic Wings Butterfly House at the Museum of Life and Science looks like:


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