A Trip to Charlotte

You will not hear much about trips to Charlotte from me. I do not mind going to visit my daughter, but Nick is uncomfortable with me driving there alone yet he hates driving in Charlotte unless he really has to. Most of the time, our daughter will just come home to visit. She doesn't mind the drive. She likes the quietness and "her room" here at home. 
The last time she was here, she noticed birds singing, crickets chirping and squirrels running around. She said "Mom, I don't get to see any of that where I live".  Funny how we do not notice things around us until they are gone. 

Saturday after we had our breakfast and coffee we jumped in the car and drove to Charlotte to visit her. We delivered a bistro table we had that was worn and never used. Ash and her roomate wanted it for their covered patio.

 

We thought it might look a little wierd but ya know young people now days. 
We got the table set in place and she asked her dad to hang a piece of art on the patio next to the table. Task complete.
Not sure about those pillows but, whatever.

 

It was lunch time, the weather was beautiful, breezy and warm. She wanted to treat us to lunch and mentioned a nice place about a mile down the road that served healthy vegan foods. Ok, first, none of us are vegan but have been eating more healthy. Unless its a salad, I want to see meat or cheese on my plate. We agreed to lunch.

Fortunatly, her apartments is right next to the light rail trail. Its a walking trial that run along side of the light rail train that runs from one end of town to the other. Being only a mile to the eating spot, we wanted to walk there. 

 

Its was a great little one mile walk as we explored things around the city. She would name stores, resteraunts, art galleries and more as we walked. 

The restaurant we was an old mill turned into a unique place to eat with indoor and outdoor seating. The name was Lunas Kitchen. The menu offered healthy salads, desserts and of course smoothies. 

I ordered something called falafel  

 

Falafel is made with chickpeas and other healthys things with a side of creamy stuff. No dairy involved. The white creamy stuff was made with some kind of almond milk. Sorry, I'm not health food educated. 

Ashley ordered bbq sliders.

 

I kept eyeing her plate trying to figure out how they got veggies to look like bbq. She said "mom, the meat is actually mushrooms!" Nick got a kale salad. After one bite of my turd balls, I traded Nick for the salad. We were all happy. 

It was a fun day. 

18 comments

  1. Your daughter's artwork is lovely, and looks great hanging there.
    I am sorry you didn't like your turd balls. I really like falafel, and it goes really well with hummous, lettuce and tomato.

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    1. Thanks but this piece of art is not her work. Just something she found. The falafel could have been good I supose. It was just a new taste for me and a dumpling food truck was sitting within reach! Haha.
      Lisa

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  2. Nice that you had a nice visit with your daughter. : )

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    1. Yes it was. I would go every other weekend if I could.
      Lisa

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  3. We read this together and both got a good laugh! Glad you had a good visit and we sorta shy away from Charlotte also. I ran a Roach coach there for awhile and Sherry worked down town for many years.
    But we met falafel on the AT. Some College kids gave Sherry some. She liked it then, but tried it later and did not enjoy it.

    Later we met a hiker who said, "I feel awful,( he was sick) after eating that falafel."
    Nice you could deliver the table and also hang the art.

    Love from a cool Btown, where we had BoJangles for lunch, we don't get that in Florida!

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    1. No Bo J's in Florida? You should start a franchise!

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  4. The bistro table, chairs, artwork, and even the pillows I can picture at my Daughters place, she would love those.

    It has been a long time since I was in Charlotte, I suppose it has always been a busy place, I grew up in Upstate SC and did go to school in Mount Holly my sophomore year.

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    1. Well hello neighbor! I grew up in Belmont and went to South Point High.

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  5. Well, this was an interesting trip (and I mean trip). I must say, your daughter;s work is beautiful.

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    1. It was nice. Haha thanks but thats not her art work. Its just a piece she found. However, she is artsy and can do beautiful paintings.

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  6. The last time I drove to Charlotte I got flipped off twice because apparently everyone wants you to go at least 20mph over the speed limit but I'm not one for getting a ticket.

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  7. Falafel are a staple at our house. Sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting.

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    1. Im surprised more people eat this. Its the first time I have ever even heard of it. I guess I need to get out more.

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  8. I'm not to hip on vegan either, though we have two or three meat free meals each week. I can have a salad almost anytiand be happy.
    R

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    1. Actually we dont eat a lot of meat either unless its at a resteraunt. At home its lots of tomato sandwiches, salads , eggs and tuna. A big fat steak is a treat.

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  9. I like falafel, but your daughter's mushroom burger looks so delicious! I made BBQ sandwiches out of soy curls yesterday. They were delicious!

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    1. What the heck is Soy Curls? I like soy nuts though.

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