After driving approximately 1,014 miles over this Memorial Day weekend, I’m finally back home from Chapel Hill. Had a blast visiting my sister together with my wife and daughter. My older sister and uncle also tagged along to supposedly help out with the driving. Went to sleep at 1am on Thursday and got up at 4am!!! Managed to get there by 3pm and was completely overwhelmed by a feeling of peace. It felt like I was on a different planet all together. A planet where everybody slowed down to smell the flowers!!! There was so much nature and so little visible technology that I didn’t mind being cut out from the rest of the world for those 3 days. I woke up early every day and tried to make the best out of it. Besides relaxing and watching my daughter acting so happy all the time, I also managed to go to an open market (where I bought the best, juiciest peaches I have ever eaten in my life) Saturday morning and visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens! One word: AWSOME!!! I had never seen such a beatiful place in my life either! Sunday we barbecued and big time pigged out while watching to some cool country music and drowning ourselves with some Belgina beer!
This trip has made such an impact in my family that I have already started seriously looking for a fulltime job there. Sunday I bought the local paper but didn’t find anything promising except for a lovely 3 bedroom / 2.5 baths ranch by a lake for $192K!!! My whole priority list has been turned upside down for I honestly feel there’s no other place I rather spend the next 10-20 years of my life than Chapel Hill (or nearby towns)! Today I managed to send in a few resumes and will now try to make it a habit until someone calls me back!