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Laura and I walked around Uptown today! First we went to the federal courthouse to get some pictures of Jesse's work place here in Charlotte - plus, it's just so pretty! It has a whole courtyard/square with landscaping and benches - even some rosebushes!
Then we just wandered randomly... we found the mini farmer's market on Trade and Tryon (but I didn't bring my purse or any money, so I'll have to go back to that later).
Then we wandered to the EpiCentre, which was mostly closed seating areas that looked like they would be drinking places later on tonight. But downstairs there was a fudgery, which of course we went into... please! we couldn't just pass it by.
We kept wandering... passed lots of cool buildings. When we started getting hot, we saw a sign on the Mint Museum of Art that said "Free admission Tuesdays" so we went in to see what we could see. Mostly weird modern art, but there were some cool things too. And it was free and air conditioned, so what the heck? The gift shop turned out to be the coolest part! They had neat wooden carvings in different shapes that turned out to be puzzles (hard to describe), cool little handmade, kiln-fired vases and egg separaters that looked like little trolls or something with their mouths open, and the best part - weird masks with eye holes so that when you put the mask on, your eyes show through for a really freaky effect! We loved those and took several (illegal?) pictures!
After the Mint Museum we headed to the public library, which was 3 stories and neat looking inside, but didn't seem to have any young adult/teen books.
Found our way back home pretty easily, walking through the Settler's cemetery on the way.
Made a quick stop at Harris Teeter on the first floor of our building (can't get more convenient than that!) and made some good ol' Kraft mac for lunch. :)