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Welcome to Charlotte

What a great day!!   After landing in Charlotte I headed over to Avis to pick up my car. I then headed Uptown to the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  I had no trouble finding the hotel and they let me check in early.  I dropped my luggage off in the room and gave Scott a call to let him know I had made it in. I cleaned up and headed back downstairs to the car and it's off to Scott's house. He lives abour 35 minutes south of the city.  He helped me over the phone with directions to his house.  When I got there he gave me a tour of the house and we headed out to Wolfgang Puck's resturant. We both had a gourmet hamburger with bacon, cheddar cheese, arugala, and slices of plumb tomato.

Scott
Ohh..fries included. Excellent food and price. We then headed back to his house to pick up his jacket and headed over to the light rail station. We got off Uptown and walked by the Bobcat Arena(basketball) and walked through the Epicenter. It's a shop, club, bar, and movie complex. We made a stop for a few beers(HARP) at the Irish bar Ri'Ra. It's an old place that has a great feel to it. We walked around Uptown and took a few more pictures.  By this time it was getting late so we hopped back on the lite rail and back to the car. We headed back to Scott's house and he showed me his photos. There were a few of me and him back in school.  We both laughed at the eighties photos!! By this time it was around 9:00pm and we were both hungry. We drove to the mall area looking forward to getting a good meal, forgetting that it's Saturday night and everyone is out. We stopped at a few places and the wait was between 60 to 90 minute wait.  We ended up at BRIXX pizza. It was a good choice. Scott had the Pear and Gorgonzola pizza and I had the Hawaiian. Excellent!!!!  After dinner I dropped Scott off at his house and it was back to my hotel...whew!!

Tomorrow it's off to  Hickory, North Carolina. There may be a few snow showers in the morning. SWEET!!

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Welcome to Charlotte
Welcome to Charlotte
Scott
Scott
Me
Me
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Frozen!!
Frozen!!
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Scott
Scott
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Bobcat Arena
Bobcat Arena
Bobcat Arena
Bobcat Arena
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Me
Lite Rail
Lite Rail
Scott
Scott
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Dunhill Hotel
Dunhill Hotel
Dunhill Hotel
Dunhill Hotel
Dunhill Hotel
Dunhill Hotel
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Me
Scott
Scott
Scott at the Irish bar RiRa
Scott at the Irish bar Ri'Ra
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Scott
Scott
Scott
Scott
Me
Me
Downtown Charlotte
Downtown Charlotte
Scott
Scott
Me and Scott
Me and Scott
Charlotte Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
The place a nice atmosphere. The menu is a collection of gourmet pizzas. I had the Hawaiian. It comes with pineapple, prosuito, and cheese. Scott had … read entire review
Charlotte Hotels & Accommodations review
Crowne Plaza Hotel Charlotte
The main reason I choose the Crowne Plaza is that I have had good luck in the past with them and they did not let me down this time. The beds are so c… read entire review
Charlotte Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Wolfgang Puck's American Grille
What a nice place to walk into. It's a little upscale and everything has an extra style and flair. We both had a gourmet cheese burger with arugala, p… read entire review
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