Category Charlotte

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, […]

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 […]