In discussions with several of you durring my brief visit to California over the Christmas break, it was made clear to me that there is a groundswell of support for the IFS-Durham pilgrimage I have advocated for since my first months in tabacco country. Though I know the journey is far and pocketbooks are slim, however I assure you the rewards of such a mission will substantially outweigh the costs.
Therefore I would like to formally invite you all to join me in the land of biscuits and gravy for what will prove to be an adventure of legendary proportions. Nestled comfortably between Iraqi Kurdistan and Kosovo, Durham proudly holds 35th place on the NY Times’ list of greatest cities to visit in the world in 2011, and in the wake of an IFS assalt, I am confident Durham can surpass the Kurds by 2012.
In lue of a longwinded explanation of all the wonders Durham has to offer, I submit to you this list of web-links for establishments we will patronize should my invitation be accepted:
….and many more
Now the question is when. I suggest a Thursday through Sunday timeline (with arrival prior to dinner on Thurs). I will try to make whatever date works best for you fit with my schedule. As a starting point for discussion, I propose the weekends of:
Feb 17-20, March 10-13 or 17-20 (my spring break), April 7-10 or 14-17
Please discuss dates amongst yourselves and contact me with any questions. I hope too see you all in Durham soon.