Mozillans in North Carolina – Trizillians!

After being in Kentucky last year, where I met Curtis Koenig and Stephen Horlander, this year I decided to head to the city of Durham, North Carolina, in a bid to go somewhere in continental US with a low likelihood of wading through inches of snow in winter.

A bunch of Trizillians gather in Durham, NC

I met up with several Mozillians at a co-working space last Friday, Joel Maher being one, others for the first time (Paul McLanahan & Erik Rose). A pity David Lawrence (:dkl) couldn’t make it, else we’ll possibly have max’ed out the number of Mozillians in the same location in North Carolina till that point!

Michael Jordan

At the Carolina Basketball Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

So, I learnt so much about the Research Triangle, Cackalackys, Tar Heel, Michael Jordan being from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as well as that distinct Southern accent to people’s English. (y’all, anyone?)

I managed to squeeze in a roadtrip that weekend with a childhood friend, to Pisgah National Forest (arguably near/in the Blue Ridge Mountains – Country Roads, Take Me Home, anyone?) where the wonderful waterfalls awaited…

Looking Glass Falls, Pisgah National Forest, NC

Looking Glass Falls, Pisgah National Forest, NC

Moore Cove Falls, Pisgah National Forest, NC

Moore Cove Falls, Pisgah National Forest, NC

And discovered the difference between Western North Carolinan vs Eastern North Carolinan BBQ sauce!