The first set of photos were taken when we went to Wilmington last Sunday and visited the USS North Carolina battleship, and actualy vessel used in WWII. We spent about 1.5 hours on the ship, exploring all the levels and sections. Lots of hot and cramped spots!
Yes, the sign in that last one actually says 'Don't Feed the Alligators'. We were tempted, but looked in the river and didn't see any. :o(
This batch was taken yesterday at my school. My mom played photog while she helped me set up my classroom.
The lights in the room are on motion sensors... They automatically come on when you enter, and go out when there has been much motion in the room after some time. It's a way to conserve energy... But I imagine it will get annoying when I have a class writing a test, and suddenly all the lights go out!
My is on the second floor, and opens out into the atrium. There's a lot of natural light in this area of the school. Sweet view!
Outside the front doors of the school. The school opened year, and until this fall was the most state of the art school in all of NC. (I think another new school is opening somewhere else this fall that slightly edges us out!)
Okay, okay... I know you've been waiting patiently to see pictures of my new apartment. Just remember! I moved in exactly a week ago with no furniture! I still have not had time to unpack any accessories or personal items. It's pretty sparse, and these are the only photos I'm showing you right now. If you're very nice and send presents, perhaps one day when I finally get this place looking 85% decent, I will show you more.
The last one was taken last night at dinner with Alvin and his family. I said before... They are are really great people to hang out with. Alvin and his wife, Rosalyn make the transition easier, and I know I'm going to enjoy having them as neighbours!
I promise, these won't be the last of the pictures. But they might be the last ones for a little while, as I transfer my concentration from the move to getting ready for the start of school.
My parents leave on Sunday, so tomorrow we're going in to the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area to do a little exploring. We'll spend the night near the airport, then I'll come back Sunday by myself. It's going to be hard saying goodbye to them, because I know that it will be months before I have visitors from home again. But I plan to use the time wisely, and am looking forward to the next phase of the transition!