Category North Carolina

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Three

June 3 – 14, 2021 With another full day ahead of us, we lit out from the condo around 8am to stop for donuts and coffee at a Dunkin’ on Sugar Creek before arriving at George’s place at 9am.  We’d spend the next hour with him, remembering times past, catching up on the present, the […]

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Two

June 3 – 14, 2021 Heading out of the airport was like returning home; hard to believe that just 11 years in a place can make it seem like somewhere you spent most of your life.  This trip for us would be different than the many we usually we take, in that we’d be doing […]

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part One

June 3 – 14, 2021 Ten days after our return from Henderson we climbed aboard an American Airlines flight to Charlotte for another 11-day trip.  Our first time on a plane since March of 2020 (when we cut a trip short to return home due to the pandemic), we were curious to see how Covid […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part One

December 19 –January 13 We returned to Los Angeles mid-week and began preparations for a baby shower we’d be hosting for our daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Kris, as happy an occasion as one can imagine.  Family and friends came together, and a fine time was had by all. A week or so later I […]

North Carolina Wedding

November 1 – 6 After returning from Arizona we spent the next three days preparing the house for a month’s vacancy, excepting some visits from friends and family taking advantage of its near the beach location.  The night before our flight we celebrated by taking in a concert featuring one of our favorite live performers, […]

The Move, Part Three

May 1 – June 10 Besides hanging out with friends we would dearly miss during our last few days in town, we did get out for a few bike rides and one memorable on I’ll refer to as the nostalgia ride.  During our eleven years of riding in and around Charlotte we’d initially ridden a […]

The Move, Part Two

May 1 – June 10 We worked steadily on packing after our return from the CNC Coast ride, generally in the morning but often waiting until the afternoon so we could get a bike ride in before it warmed up.  Although the deadline was tight and we had committed to loading the PODS on Monday […]

The Move, Part One

May 1 – June 10   We returned to Charlotte with the sale of the house and a move across the United States staring us in the face.  We were in better shape than many at this point in the process, having secured a solid offer ($5,000 over asking and no request to cover closing […]

Cycle NC Spring Ride Edenton, Part Two

April 24-28 We woke the next morning to high winds and a dicey weather forecast, with rain predicted by early afternoon.  Given our lack of enthusiasm for riding in wet conditions we, along with most of the group, decided to forego the 40-mile ride and instead do the shorter 27-mile route which gave us a […]

Cycle NC Spring Ride Edenton, Part One

April 24-28 A week quickly passed after our return from the west coast and we got in a number of bike rides in anticipation of joining the Cycle North Carolina (CNC) Spring Ride in Edenton, North Carolina.   In the meantime, we also began to attend to repair work at the house, taking care of those […]