Wondering

I dunno, maybe a big story fell through and they had to think of something quick, but the front of today's Life section of the N&O--The Seven Wonders of the Triangle--was l-a-m-é. Their picks: RTP, Cameron Indoor Stadium, that damn Acorn in Raleigh, Cameron Village (note obsession with things named Cameron) and a few others. (I kinda agree with Crook's Corner Shrimp & Grits, but I'm not sure if it's a classic wonder.)

Here's some of the short descriptions of the wonders (wherein the paper of record does snark, I think):

The Acorn
Big and fun and metal and hoisted by a crane on New Year's Eve. . .

RTP
. . .RTP is populated by all sorts of wonderfully smart people who tinker with test tubes and microbes and whatnot. . .

Feeling icky right about now is perfectly natural. Of course, this is all a part of a tie-in with the odd re-vote on the seven wonders project thing. So, the N&O wants to know what your list of seven wonders. Dean Dome anyone?
Jot yours down if you'd like. Here's a few of mine off the top of my head:

Cat's Cradle
Clyde Jones' yard
• Cameron Avenue around the Old Well and Polk Place (my Cameron vote).
• Eno River State Park
• Merritt's Store Large BLT
• Maybe NC Botanical Garden, Duke Gardens, JC Raulston Arboretum

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I think I have a Clyde Jones pig

My brother bought it for me probably 22 - 23 years ago. It looks just like the critters in the picture you posted. I'll have to ask him where he bought it.

Gary's BBQ in China Grove - Parker's out east
BBQ pork shoulders from the Lexington Fire Dept fundraiser at the holidays
canoeing on the Neuse when I was a kid

but the one that tops them all......... drumroll please!

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The Neuse II - ironclad ship replica in Kinston

just kidding


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Didn't the Charlotte Observer

just do something like this, too...only as a series?

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I don't know

You mean you read the entire paper?

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I'd rather stick with things named

Cameron

The reason? It's a tiny little town with one of the best organized Democratic precincts I've ever seen.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Cameron

Nice town, nice people.

What creepy list

I like Crook's as much as anyone, but a "wonder" of the Triangle? Meh. It's telling that there are so few candidates to begin with.

My votes go for:

NC Museum of Art
Duke Gardens
The NC State Fairgrounds Flea Market
Central Prison
Durham Bull's Athletic Park

And my favorite backyard fishing spot, Eastwood Lake in Chapel Hill . . .

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What?

You don't like my boat?

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Boat?

It's more of a "bete noire" than a boat.

Literally and figuratively



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My family votes for

The Outer Banks....just put the NC Coastline down....

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