Yes, it’s definitely weird to be back in Charlotte!
There are only (ONLY) three things I miss:
- Our friends
- Running on FLAT ROADS!!
Otherwise, I couldn’t be happier with our choice of new city.
The drive down went by quickly. Partly because I put in my 2 hours of driving and then Matt finished the rest.
I’m reading a book Gena gave me. (She works as a book editor when she’s not chewing kale or being a cool NYC girl 🙂 )
It is quite good so far!
Lunch was packed. I always pack lunches on car trips if I have the option. Because it’s cheap, tastes better, often healthier, an easier to not stop.
Today featured Great Harvest Dakota bread with smashed avocado, hummus, muenster cheese and spinach. It was one heavy sandwich!
I sat next to this bag of chips for over an hour without reaching in. I wanted to be hungry for lunch so it would taste extra good. And it did!
Karen ate at 11. Matt ate at 12. And I got hungry at 1PM. I polished off what was left in the bag.
And finished up with an apple
Our first stop back “home” was to…Great Harvest! Had to pick up some fresh bread for breakfast this weekend while we’re traveling (I packed some Nuttzo and jam and brought bananas to go on it!)
Couldn’t turn down a free sample of Pumpkin Swirl bread!
After dropping Karen off at her car (which has been here since she moved driving the U-Haul) we headed to Matt’s favorite beer shop, Brawley’s hoping to find some unique pumpkin ales. Unfortunately the store was wiped out, but we DID manage to get some of my old favorite pumpkin ale, Cottonwood. Brewed right here in Carolina. Sadly it is no longer my favorite! (Schlafly takes the lead!)
Then we drove through our old neighborhood to see our old house! It was weird.
I do miss running here!
We are thankful to be staying at the Pinque Hotel tonight and Monday night. Thanks to Michelle, Ben, Cooper, Tillman and the new puppy for their hospitality!
Can’t wait to see some of our friends for dinner tonight. And I have a REALLY REALLY FUN morning activity planned!