tyrannosaurus

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 đŸ˜‰

This photo was taken at 301 North Tryon in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Discovery Place.

Ireland’s war service

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

women’s march

Charlotte's women's march was a family affair  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.

Charlotte Marathon

Charlotte Marathon 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.

mystery convention

Backpacks headed to a mystery convention in Uptown Charlotte 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.