Category Charlotte

East Coast Fall 2021 – Charlotte, Part Three

October 29 – November 2 Continuing our string of meeting up with two different sets of people each day, we made our way to The Famous Toastery at Concord Mills to for breakfast with some of our friends from the Piedmont Adventure Club, Peggy and Luther and Diane and Loren.  During our time in Charlotte […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Charlotte, Part Two

October 29 – November 2 The next morning, Sunday, we’d get to participate in a bike ride we’ve long missed doing, that is the occasional Breakfast ride with Charlotte Area Cyclists, hosted by our good friend Maurice who started and runs the club.  This is probably the shortest ride the club offers, as we’ve enjoyed […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Charlotte, Part One

October 29 – November 2 We took off that Friday morning for five nights in Charlotte that would pass by in a blur as we made a valiant effort to touch as many of our friends there as we could, for the most part 2-3 separate meet ups per day and.  Also, as the situation […]

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Seven

June 3 – 14, 2021 The next day Joanna picked up her mom and drove her to Winston Salem to meet up with Joanna’s middle sister Debi.  Faced with another free day, I’d contacted Dan, a former student union colleague, to meet for a beer or two in Durham.  I’ve known Dan, and his wife […]

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Four

North Carolina Spring 2021, Part Four June 3 – 14, 2021 I forgot to note in the previous post that we had one more random encounter that Sunday with folks we know, reinforcing what we like about Charlotte, in that during our stop at Optimist Hall, we encountered Judith and Eric who were hosting a […]

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, […]