Category Charlotte

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 […]

Charlotte and Why We Like It

Charlotte – 2/2/18 This is will be a post that doesn’t involve our travels but instead speaks to the place we live, Charlotte, North Carolina and why we still like living here after ten years (this month marks the anniversary of our move).  Normally I focus on our adventures on the road, but a concert […]

We Thought You Retired, Part Two

  And so after our travels of October, I returned to Charlotte with a couple of months to go until our next outing to the West Coast for the holidays. Work would continue on campus coordinating both the ridership survey and the GIS mapping project. The survey launched the morning of November 6th, with an […]

We Thought You Retired

  When I left UNC Charlotte in May of 2014 I wasn’t sure how the retirement thing would play out, certain at the time that we would be traveling as much as we could, the six-month trip to Europe that year the kickoff to many more adventures. And for the first year or more, it […]

West Coast Fall 2015, Part One

  10/22-11/2 After my return from Copenhagen on the 14th we had a week in town before our scheduled trip out to the west coast to visit Jessica and Kris. Kim and Marty, Kris’ parents, stopped in early the next week for three nights giving us the opportunity to show them a bit of Charlotte. […]

Lake Norman Campout, Part Two

August 28-30 Cleaned up, we piled into the cars and drove out to the Visitor’s Center for a bit of boating action. Sarah and Hans had brought one of their Kayaks to paddle with the intent to rent another to accompany it while we would make do with a pedal boat. Upon arrival we discovered […]