ELON, N.C.– It’s my third trip to North Carolina in 2010. But, I have to believe this one will be my best. Instead of the mountains of Western North Carolina where I visited Asheville in June or the UNC-Chapel Hill about 30 minutes from here where I visited in March, I’m in an area in between Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham in a town that is part of the Alamance County.
They call it the town of Elon. But, I think a lot of us know the area for the university that bears the same name (and actually pre-dates the establishment of the town)
This event has been in the works for more than two years. Elon had offered to host the gathering a couple of years ago. We finally made it.
While I had been to the Elon campus once before for a visit with a colleague in the Department of History and Geography , I was especially “EXCITED about Elon” this time.
A series of blog posts under the larger heading “Enjoying Elon” follow that capture some of the highlights from this weekend’s conference.