On this episode of the podcast, Chapel Hill North Carolina, home to great food, activities, and one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, and fantastic museums to boot, including the wonderful Carolina Basketball Museum. Looking to freshen up the camper? We’ve got tips for giving an old RV that Joanna Gaines look. A croc is on the loose in Chicago of all places, and the podcast gets an unexpected hostile takeover.
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We kicked off the show by welcoming the Stressless Camping Podcast to the world. You can check them out and their great website about taking the pains out of camping here.
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After Ethan and Jack took over the show for a bit, we got to our discussion of Chapel Hill. We stayed at the Aloft Chapel Hill, part of a wonderful, funky boutique hotel chain. Our visit took us all over the UNC campus, including the Carolina Basketball Museum and the Ackland Art Museum.
The Fresh Tank / Black Tank segment covered the phenomenon that is the Chicago alligator on the run for 5 days now, a man who will go to jail for spraying an 8th-grade class with bear spray, and blogger Sarah Lemp buys cheap RVs and flips them, and she’s got tips for freshening up an older RV.
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We wrapped up our Chapel Hill discussion with the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Kidzu Children’s Museum in University Place, and a whole lot of food: Pazzo Italian, Elmo’s Diner at Carr Mill Mall, Mama Dip’s, The Egg and I, Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery, and Al’s Burger Shack.
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