Last weekend our grandson visited and we had an adventure at the Discovery Place. We enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit, our grandson played with the dinosaurs in augmented reality, dug for bones, launched a meteorite, and was inspired by an iMax movie call dream big.
Oh, and they had a tyrannosaurus, in a box, which was making lots of noise 😉
This photo was taken at 301 North Tryon in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Discovery Place.
The Starbucks, on East Blvd, is one of our favorite. The flowers and deck add a nice touch. The barista knows us and the drinks are addictive;)
This photo was taken at 1401 East Blvd. near Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Starbucks East Blvd website.
We eat at the Ashbury because they have great food. That and we like their bar.
But today there was an extra treat of art by Fonda Doerre. Personally I was very impress with her paintings of barns.
This photo was taken at 235 North Tryon. Following is a link to the Ashbury Restaurant website. Following is a link to an article about Chef Matthew Krenz winning Chef of the Year award. The best in the state.
Also, following is a link to Fonda Doerre’s website.
The AIDS Walk was a colorful event. I was especially pleased with volunteers handing our water and snacks to the walkers.
The AIDS Walk Charlotte website states that $147,000+ has been raised.
This photo was taken at the intersection of Levin Avenue for the Arts and Tryon street. Following is a link for the Levin Center for the Arts.
Commentating the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20th 1776.
This photo was taken near the intersection of Trade and Tryon and 101 Independence Center is across the street.
The signs say CAUTION dinosaur crossing.
The website, for Discovery Place Science, says they have an exhibit showcasing the ancestors of the T-Rex.
This photo was taken at 301 North Tryon Street. Following is a link to the Discovery Place website.
This giant teeter tooter is found at the light rail Bland street station. It is at least 20 feet long and lots of fun.
There are several similar pieces of participative art on the Rail Trail.
This photo was taken at 1511 Bland Street in the South End. Following is a link to the Bland Street station website.
We went out on Cinco De Mayo and quickly realized the crowds were too thick. So we came back today for brunch and we the only patrons 😉
Actually, although they serve brunch, the Hot Taco is more of a bar scene for those that enjoy a crowd.
This photo was taken at 200 East Bland in the South End. Following is a link to the Hot Taco website.
Painting in the park, looks relaxing. Interestingly this was a class. There was a instructor on hand to make the photo perfect.
This photo was taken at 301 North Poplar. Following is a link to the Fourth Ward Park.
At Discovery Place science is fun. As the signs say you can play, build, and touch science.
We have taken our grandson several times and look forward to our next visit. The most memorable visit was when they demonstrated fire and explosions ;). We also enjoyed a tour of our solar system, the construction of a robot, stuffing newspaper in an air cannon, building six foot tall towers, and numerous other activities.
This photo was taken at 301 North Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Discovery Place website.