Welcome to Charlotte!
The drive up here ended up taking way longer than we expected, but weâ€™ve arrived! My in-laws are already here (looking at houses to buy), and we spent the evening with them. Weâ€™ve just now arrived at the hotel!
On the ride up, I declared I simply had to get a Dairy Queen blizzard. Blizzards are my favorite treat, but pretty junky â€“ so I try to limit them to â€˜special occasions.â€™ A car trip seemed like a good reason to me to get a small Reseeâ€™s Blizzard!
The woman ACTUALLY said to me, â€œItâ€™s upside down thick!â€ in a sweet Southern accent and turned it upside down when she handed it to me. Pretty much made my day.
We arrived in Charlotte around 5 PM and headed directly to the Husband + my father-in-lawâ€™s new clinic.
Ta-da! This was quite an exciting moment.
His mom had a bottle of champagne for everyone! We made lots of toasts!
After checking out the clinic (which was SOOOO exciting â€“ I cannot believe my Husband is going to be practicing soon), we drove around the areas of Dilworth and Myers Park. Then, we headed to Plaza Midwood for dinner.
As Iâ€™ve mentioned before, one of our primary goals is to find a house in a WALKABLE community. I really want safe sidewalks, bars, and restaurants around my home. So weâ€™re scoping out the areas to see how well they fit into a â€˜greenerâ€™ lifestyle. Plaza Midwood is cuteâ€¦ itâ€™s definitely in the running.
We went to a restaurant called Dish for dinner.
I ordered the 4 Veggie Plate for dinner, which was a mix-and-match meal. I got the mashed potato, sweet potato, collard greens, and lima beans.
It was amazingâ€¦ truly great Southern cooking. Iâ€™ve never had collard greens before and they ROCKED.
Oh, and a beer. Have you tried Sweetwater 420? Itâ€™s pretty epic.
Post-dinner walking sesh in Plaza Midwood. It passed the walkable test for me!
Alrightâ€¦ gotta get my game face on because the Husband and I are going to hash it out over potential home choices, and Iâ€™ve got to get to bed soon! Iâ€™d love to squeeze in a workout before we leave in the morningâ€¦