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Eureka! There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills! Playing Tourist in Charlotte Day 2

I was excited about the Saturday plan for our friend Bill’s yearly trip. This involved the dirty clothes day that I warned him to pack for.

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Charlotte Tourists 2013 – Day 1

As the years fly by, hosting our friend Bill’s annual visit to Charlotte gets more and more challenging to plan. We’ve hit most of the top touristy spots and I have a self-imposed rule of not repeating things. It’s a … Continue reading

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Stalking Homeland in Charlotte

The year has flown by and it’s time for the annual weekend visit from my nearly lifelong friend Bill. Although Bill would be content to spend the two and a half days sitting on a couch yacking, that is not … Continue reading

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Daily Torture – More DNC Fun

The hottest tickets in town dropped in my lap at a business meeting. Tracy could barely contain her excitement and concentrate on the purpose of the meeting. She had just gotten her hands on tickets to a taping of “The … Continue reading

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CarolinaFest – More DNC Fun

The Charlotte in 2012 host committee threw another fun party for the Democratic National Convention. CarolinaFest drew a diverse group of delegates, dignitaries and a mob of Mecklenburgers (Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County) to the heart of the city.

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DNC Media Party – Charlotte, North Carolina

The night started with a police escort! No, it wasn’t a funeral. We were on one of the many chartered city buses headed for the Democratic National Convention’s Media Party in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Frightened by Fur on Easter Island – Day 4

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* It’s 6 am and Edith is rattling our door. Scared out of a dead sleep, we are a bit alarmed and confused until we figure out that … Continue reading

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Tourists in Our Own City – Charlotte, NC

One weekend a year, we become tourists in our own city.  Once a year we challenge ourselves to discover new and different things to do in our hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.  The occasion is our friend Bill’s annual fall … Continue reading

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For the Love of Leo

It’s very sad news.  My incredibly wonderful uncle Leo has passed away.  He has been married to my mother’s sister Beverly for 60 years. They were very much in love to his last day and Beverly continues to carry the … Continue reading

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Turn My World Upside Down (Part 5 – A Day in Uruguay)

I refuse to leave South America without adding one more country to my collection.  Uruguay beckons.  We have only two days left and plan to pack in as much as we can in spite of my stumbling encounter with a … Continue reading

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