free raleigh, nc getaway!

i want to go to raleigh. my sister and her family live just outside the city, and i used to go up there in the summers to visit them. however, i never really spent much time seeing the city, with the exception of the requisite trip to nc state, my brother-in-law’s alma mater.

i think i’m going to register for the free raleigh getaway. the prize includes one night’s accomodations at a mariott hotel; a $25 gift certificate to a restaurant; and two tickets each to the north carolina theater, the north carolina museum of art’s landscapes from the age of impressionism and dinosaurs: ancient fossils, new discoveries at the north carolina museum of natural science.

i would love to win that! we could spend the night at the hotel, then head over to see my sister and spend a couple of nights there. but really, who wouldn’t love to win a trip. north carolina is a beautiful state, and i’d love to see more of it.

there are a lot of other things to do in raleigh during your fall getaway: the downtown walking tour (that would be fun; we did one in boston, too), numerous historic sites and, of course, shopping. i don’t go anywhere without shopping! the musical Mamma Mia! also is playing there. i’ve never seen it, but i’m always up for a musical!

i’ve never won anything before. it would be nice to start now!

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    heidikins Says:


    A word on “Mamma Mia”… I saw it in Vegas and was absolutely NOT IMPRESSED. It’s a lot of ABBA songs, for sure, but it was completely boring as far as musicals go. The plot is pathetic, the characters are pretty wishy-washy, and the ending is so completely contrived (even for a musical) that I almost threw up in my mouth a little. The 15 minute (choreographed, not spontaneous) encore is enough to sum up the enitre show. It has the best of Abba and a lot of disco lights.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I’m off to read more!


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