I hope you have enjoyed this year’s theme. I invite you to continue FOLLOWING this blog that will revert to things you would expect a writer and gardener, addicted to books and reading, to post. I would hate to lose your company. Cheers!
Nearing the finish of the AtoZ Blog Challenge, I invite you to join me for tea at one of my favorite destinations in Durham, NC located at the edge of the beautiful and stately Duke University campus. The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club opened its doors in 1988. All renovations and additions as well as the original design were created by Rabun Architects, an Atlanta-based firm.The hotel was named for Washington Duke (1820-1905), who become an industrialist and philanthropist. The interiors of the Inn are splendid and can be taken for granted after many visits. What reminded me of this fact was taking my granddaughter, Sarah Katherine and her friend, Katie, for their first time; observing the reaction of these young women. I watched through their eyes from the opening of the doors with the etched glass, to the table set before them. When we finish our #Challenge tea today, I suggest we visit Duke Gardens, known as the star in Duke’s crown. The Duke Chapel is a must, but short of that, walking across the campus in all seasons is an experience you will long remember.
I have often been seated at the round table at the upper right of this photograph. I’m sure you agree a round table is a lovely way to visit with friends. Today I think of all of us gathered in this lovely space. I want to thank you for joining me throughout the #Challenge on this arm chair hotel and inn tour. Now let’s enjoy our tea. PS: I follow The High Tea Society Facebook page, which is about drinking tea in places around the world. I recommend this to you.