When I travel out of state for weddings and other functions, I make it a point of duty to explore the city. After paying for a flight and hotel, it is not enough to only attend the function. I want to get my money's worth and see other parts of the city. So last summer, when I had the opportunity to visit North Carolina for a family event, I immediately started making plans to maximize the time I had in Charlotte. I only had about 36 hours and I wasn't able to see a lot, but I had fun with the little that I saw.
I touched down in North Carolina at about noon, and after getting our rental and checking into the hotel, a stroll in streets of Uptown Charlotte followed.
|There are many cool wall paintings in Uptown Charlotte and this smiling face was the first one I posed with|
|Then did my thing with Elvis|
|My tush may not be as big, but thought i'd imitate this pretty wall painting ;)|
Soon it was lunch time, and we headed to Epic Centre to get our grub on
|Admiring my bangles while waiting for lunch. Available at Chic Therapy Store|
|Cocktails are always a good idea|
After cocktails and enchiladas at Vida Cantina, I freshened up at the hotel and headed on out to go party with my family
Ended the fun family gathering with a dab session
The next morning, my cousin and I hit the eclectic and artsy neighborhood of North Davidson (NoDa). Although we got there too early, we were able to soak some vibe of the historic arts district
|Color! There was color everywhere in NoDa|
|Red + Blue = Purple|
|How cute :-)|
|Definitely no shortage of color in NoDa|
|Then we came across this cool wall mural|
On our way back to Uptown Charlotte, on North Tryon St, we came across this color block wall, and of course I jumped out of the car to take some shots.