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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Knitting on the Mall and the Morehead City trip

I got to knit a few days ago on the mall. I am working on a chullo from Andean Knits for a professor of mine who requested a hat. He's a very artsy professor, so I decided I would go ahead and make something more unique than a standard beanie. He also lets me knit during his class and he frequently asks me questions about my knitting.

A few Saturdays, I went with a few of my friends to the Homecoming Parade. I didn't even go to the game afterwards, but I really enjoyed the parade.

Yesterday, I went to Beaufort, Pine Knoll Shores, and Morehead City for an Honors College trip. We went to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Laboratories, and the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort. 

Below is a picture from a boat restoration building that is connected with the Maritime Museum. They are restoring several wooden boats that used to be used as the life boats on the navy ships before they were replaced with their fiberglass counterparts.

We had lunch in a lovely home overlooking the intercostal waterway in Pine Knoll Shores. The house had a dock that went out into the water that we went out on to take pictures. Some of my friends even fed the fish.

Below are two pictures from the NOAA center in Beaufort.

We went to the aquarium and got to go behind the scenes, try on scuba gear, see the sea turtle perform a few tricks to get pieces of green peppers.

Here's one of the really cute baby sea turtles on display in the aquarium. 

Here's a lion fish at the aquarium that we saw.

Yes, I almost fell in trying to reach the sting ray (with the stinger removed, of course) that was in the interactive exhibit.

The dock in Beaufort was lovely! I really enjoyed walking around in the evening breeze, taking pictures and enjoying the brilliant blue sky that was fading into a misty sunset. I had fried shrimp for dinner at Clawsons on the street that overlooks the sound. 

I had a wonderful and restful weekend, but I'm really excited to start the new week. I'm registering for classes tomorrow at 6 am with everyone else in my dorm. I hope that I'll get to work on my knitting this week like last week. Any knitting projects or fun trips in the eastern North Carolina region that you would recommend? Please leave a comment below!

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