Category Charlotte

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 […]

Lake Norman Campout, Part One

August 28-30 Sarah and Hans, our spring camping partners at Pilot Mountain let us know they would be camping at Lake Norman State Park with their two girls, Reagan and Quinn, at the end of August and wondered if we’d like to join them.  We jumped on the opportunity so Hans went ahead and reserved […]

Los Cisco’s 2015, Part Two

August 2-8 The next morning dawned bright and warm and after breakfast, we decided to split the day into two halves, the first part being a drive down to Fort Fisher in order to take the ferry over to Southport, a charming town on the mainland side of the Cape Fear River. The second part […]