As I mentioned in the last few blogs, I was recently in Charlotte, North Carolina for a writers/readers conference. I have a crush on Charlotte. I’ve been there before and explored the city with my husband, but this time I was solo and could only slip out of the conference for limited amounts of time to explore on foot. Fortunately there were all kinds of things within walking distance from the hotel. Bank of America Stadium and NASCAR National Headquarters were both five minutes away. That would have pleased my husband to no end. But as I mentioned I was solo this time around.
Just up the road and across the street was The Green – a beautiful city park with enchanting sculptures and people friendly places to sit and contemplate the big things in life. There were all kinds of great places to eat and have coffee there, too. Here is a sample of the fanciful art at the entry to the park.
I was lucky enough to share an elevator with this lovely lady – Leanna Renee Hieber — as you can tell, she writes steampunk and takes her genre seriously. I simply had to buy her book, The Double Life of Incorporate Things, after meeting her.
I found a couple of great places to eat on my out-and-about excursions – Lola’s served downhome southern food like fried okra and smothered pork chops. Yum! And the Midnight Diner was a good old fashioned railroad car type of diner that made my breakfast exactly to my weight-watcher specifications. Wow was it great and I thoroughly enjoyed it, plus the wait staff was fun and energetic and the music was great to chew along with.
All good things must come to an end, but when I said goodbye to Charlotte, it was with the intention of definitely coming back.
Did you visit a place this summer that you’d love to re-visit in the future?
Until next time, make it a great one!