The Roaming Gnome and his handler arrived in the Triangle this week to attend the Duke – UNC game and be on hand for College Gameday. While in town, the Roaming Gnome will look to uncover best pre-game food, fun and fan festivities. Fans are encouraged to reach out with local recommendations via Twitter (@Roaming Gnome) and Instagram (@RoamingGnome). He’ll also share photo and video highlights of his hometown adventures.
ESPN College GameDay
Sat., March 5, 2016
I was able to get a few questions in with the Gnome and his handler.
What is the most exciting part about attending the Duke- UNC game?
Everything! He wants to get a flavor of both universities and do all the cool things there are to do in Chapel Hill and Durham. The Roaming Gnome was also really excited when he found out that he was coming to Durham, as he can experience a lot of his favorite things. He is really looking forward to delicious barbeque at The Pit and hitching a ride on the east-west bus between the two campuses. He’s a little worried about getting lost in Krzyzewskiville. He already made a stop at the Perkins Library today!
Does the gnome get his own seat?
Of course, he gets his own seat! However, if there are any cheerleaders or students willing to give him a boost so he can watch the game, he’d greatly appreciate it (it’s difficult being a two-feet tall gnome).
What shade of blue is best?
The Roaming Gnome rarely takes sides and usually just hopes for a really exciting game – although he does have a soft spot for the underdog (as two-foot high gnomes are almost always underdogs with anything having to do with basketball).
Do you have any predictions for the game?
He thinks the winner will win and it’ll probably be either Duke or UNC.
For kids in Durham what are your tips for Spring Break travel?
Spring Break is a busy travel holiday so plan ahead! In a Travelocity survey of 1000 people, it was revealed that over half (54%) of all respondents are likely to take a spring vacation in 2016 – with 70% of those under 35 being likely to do so. Both beach and city destinations are equally highly desired among respondents (90%), with fewer, about 70%, interested in a ski getaway.
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