Category: outside the triangle

NC Zoo: Acacia Station Giraffe Deck

NC Zoo: Giraffe Feeding

Visiting the North Carolina Zoo‘s Acacia Station Giraffe Deck and feeding the giraffes has been on my “want” list since it first opened. It’s a special exhibit that is only open for a few hours each day during the warmer months. Since…

LaBauer Park – Greensboro

LaBauer Park - Greensboro: Playground

During a day trip to Greensboro last week to visit family and play at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, we discovered the brand new LaBauer Park in downtown. It just opened at the beginning of August and is gorgeous. LaBauer Park…

USS North Carolina Battleship – Wilmington

USS North Carolina Wilmington

Taking advantage of my son’s recent track out from year round school, we decided to make a day trip to Wilmington. At around 2 hours each way depending where you are in the Triangle, it’s easily doable if you don’t…

Bugs at the NC Zoo

In keeping with true Mom In Chapel Hill tradition here is the inside scoop on the new Bugs exhibit at the NC Zoo. The entire family made the trek to the Zoo Sunday morning and it was a great visit!…

Western North Carolina Nature Center

Allison recently shared about Biltmore Estates in Asheville, Sarah C. has another suggestion for those headed west for a vacation this summer: On a trip to Asheville this past spring, D quickly spotted billboards with photos of animals and let…

The Biltmore Estates (Asheville)

Summer is coming. Are you thinking road trips, summer vacations, escape to the mountains?  Consider The Biltmore in your plans.  Seriously.  Even with your family.. The Biltmore has long been on my list of places to see (and it is…

Homeland Creamery

Have you met Erin Lane at A Parenting Production?  Erin is a Raleigh girl who is a writer, has her own parenting blog, has been featured at Listen To Your Mother, and is a writer for BabyCenter.  What is even…

Arty the Mouse Scavenger Hunt

Arty Mouse: Graham Police Station

From Sarah C.: Allison & I have both written on various reasons to visit downtown Graham. This past weekend, I learned of another – Arty the Mouse Scavenger Hunt! Arty the Mouse is the mascot of the Alamance County Arts Council.…

Art of the Brick in Graham

Got little boys?  Odds are you’ve got LEGOs.  Got little girls?  Odds are you’ve got LEGOs, too.  That is why I am thrilled that a very famous artist, Nathan Sawaya, has brought his famous art to, of all places, Alamance…

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