Chapel Hill, NCUSA
Hometown: Western NC
March 23, 2013
Movies, theater (especially comedy), museums, gatherings at wine-bars or beer-breweries, dining out, musical performances (classical, pop/folk, some jazz), walking/hiking in nearby natural areas (especially around mountains, lakes, rivers and creeks), natural or historic sites of interest, just strolling and exploring new sections of town (Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, or Greensboro) to see what's new, enjoy ACC sports events and (occasionally) the Durham Bulls.
In Central Orange County since late 80's; previously in Durham, Raleigh, Atlanta, Richmond; originally from Western NC.
It's been enriching and stimulating to watch this whole area change and expand through the past few decades. Such a great variety of people and cultures, blending and creating a rich new cultural atmosphere, with almost limitless choices of activities and entertainment. I enjoy what each unique geographic-area subculture has to offer: Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Raleigh, Saxapahaw, Pittsboro, Burlington/Elon, Greensboro. Lucky me! They're all just 10-40 minutes from my backyard!
I was already in a couple of other, more-narrowly focused area Meetups (film group, 55+, etc.), and this one seems to offer more possible social venues and activities, just for the purpose of having fun and enjoying life in the immediate area.
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I'm a rare NATIVE North Carolinian! Currently a Hillsborough resident, seeking new joys, adventures, and friendships following my wife's passing in mid-2012. This group offers opportunities for all that right in my own backyard--Orange County.