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 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.
On Saint Patrick’s day there were lines of people in green. This photo shows a line of hungry people at the Halal Food Cart.
There were also lines, at the entrance of every bar. Thirsty people in green 😉
This photo was taken at the intersection of Trade and Tryon.
This lone soldier marched in Charlotte’s Saint Patrick’s day parade. There were floats, bands, bagpipes, and dancing children. But what moved me the most was this tribute to Ireland’s war service. Based on the uniform it would appear this was specific to WWI
Following is an interesting article about Ireland and World War I
I took this photo while practicing with timed photography on my iPhone. After taking it I realized there is a sea of footprints in the carpet 😉
This photo was taken in the Belk Theater at 130 North Tryon. We were attended a tribute to John Denver’s music performed by the Charlotte Symphony.
I was pleased that parents brought their children to the Women’s March today. This will be something the kids remember for the rest of their lives. I’ll remember it as well. The crowd was diverse in gender, race, culture religion, age, and cause … but today we were all women saying women’s rights are human rights.
Personally, I marched because president trump needs to told that the sexual assault, he bragged about, is reprehensible.
This photo was taken at 300 S Church St in Romare Bearden Park. Following is a website for the Women’s March on Charlotte.
Not quit as fast as a NASCAR race but Ice Skating is still a thrill. Each year an ice rink is setup in front of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a Northern experience comes to the South. It is always busy and great fun to watch.
This photo was taken at 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd. Following is a link to the Holiday on Ice website.
The Charlotte Marathon was ran yesterday (November 12th) and as the photo shows it was cold. These two runners stayed warm with tin foil wrap. Actually this is a thing now and I assume you can buy these sheets in any running shop. I understand they are light weight and do a good job of blocking the wind.
This photo was taken at the intersection of South Tryon and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For those who want to run next year; following is the Facebook page for the Charlotte Marathon.
These construction workers were enjoying the antique cars which participated in the Veterans Day Parade.
This photo was taken at the intersection of 3rd Street and Tryon. Note that the Center City Courtyard Marriott appears in the background.
We went for a walk Sunday morning and noticed backpacks everywhere. There were so many that we asked what was up and these guys they said they were attending a mystery convention … then they smiled and said there were geeks (smile). I assume their backpacks were full of cards or comic books which they traded. I have googled the subject but have not found the name of the event or a website. But we can attest it was well attended given we saw several hundred people with backpacks headed to the Convention Center.