To preface, my cousins Martha, Katherine and Laura all live in Charlotte. Martha and her husband Will just got a new golden doodle pup named Watson. It's he just a doll?
Also, Martha and Will have done a lot of work to their super-cute house since my last visit including painting their kitchen cabinets, new appliances, new tile floor and adding a tile back splash. Will did all the work himself! I really love their kitchen. Also, notice the stool; Martha is a bit shorter than most.
Here is what we did on Saturday:
8:00 am - Hot yoga. This was my first attempt at any type of yoga so the 142 degree room temperature was a little shocking. Martha and I were far from the worst ones in the class but there is a still a lot of room for improvement. We especially need to work on our wheels. I sweated out a good two pounds so I'd call this experience a win, even though the assistant laughed at us in the parking lot when we got to in the car and immediately pulled down the visors to check out our hair.
9:30 am- We hit up a breakfast food truck. It was delish. I fell in love with a rescue pup named Magoo who only had one eye. Thank goodness I came to my senses and didn't bring him home to TN!
1:00 pm- We headed to Carolina Golf Club to have lunch with my friend Jessica and her boyfriend Jeremy. Jessica is new to Charlotte and I introduced her to my cousins so they could help her get acclimated. The weather was beautiful and so was the company!
3:00 pm - Aviation Museum. Laura met up with us to head over to the museum. We saw the plane that Captain Sully landed in the Hudson, watched a 40 minute documentary on the events of that day, and got to sit in the cockpit of a Vietnam fighter jet. They kicked us out at closing time, gosh we're cool.
4:00 Queens campus visit - We stopped by the campus of my cousins' Alma mater, Queens University, so I could visit Miss Anne. Miss Anne and her little dog Dan have been featured in many a Charlotte family photo. She recently got a new home, so I wanted to stop in and see her new digs.
Here is an artistic shot of Miss Ann and Queens campus
8:00pm - Dinner. We went to dinner at a place called Cowfish. They specialize in having the best of both worlds, sushi and burgers. I got a bento box that featured a mini gouda cheese burger, sweet potato fries, edamame, and a shrimp tempura roll:)
10:30 - Selwyn Pub. We only lasted about 45 minutes at the pub, but we had a fun experience where everyone around us was extremely tall. It was a little bit like being thrown into a an NBA/WNBA mixer.
11:30 - We taxied home and got ready for Charlotte Day of Fun #2. Stay tuned, it's a big one.
Fun fact of the day: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf