Will Walk for Food

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We’re off to a pretty late start, but I think the Husband and I both needed to sleep in.  Since I missed the morning workout window, I suggested that we walk to get breakfast in Uptown (really downtown) Charlotte.


Uptown is really cute (actually, the word of the trip is “cutie patootie,” as in “This street is really cutie patootie” or “Look at that cutie patootie house.”).  Charlotte is really beautiful so far – I love bustling cities!  Especially when they integrate green spaces (that’s the former urban planner in me coming out!).



In total, we walked 2.0 miles to get breakfast and come back.  A wonderful ‘sneaky’ workout.


I really could not deal with the crap hotel breakfast one more day, and my body was craving protein.  Brueggers seemed like a good choice!


I ordered the Everything Bagel with egg, tomato, and sprouts.  Plus, an iced coffee!



I need more vegetables in my life.  Like a wheatgrass shot.  That would be wonderful.


The Husband is thoroughly enjoying the fact that he’s not an outcast in Charlotte for loving University of Miami (in Orlando, there are too many UF and FSU fans for him).  He has worn nothing but obnoxious football fan shirts since we got here!  Four ladies accosted him at the bagel shop to tell him how much they loved him for this:



Unnecessary, but amusing.


And… we’re off! Time to find a humble abode!



  • Joanne June 3, 2010, 10:39 am

    Love the ducks. Charlotte looks like a terrific city. Hope you find the home of your dreams today. Good luck!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet June 3, 2010, 10:40 am

    Hope you guys end up finding something you like today!

  • Camille June 3, 2010, 10:41 am

    Good luck on the house hunt today! Hope you guys find something!

  • Kimberly Lee June 3, 2010, 10:41 am

    The hubby’s shirt had me chuckling…nothing like football rivarly. I hope you find your future home today.

  • Erin June 3, 2010, 10:41 am

    Good luck today! I’ve been having major bagel cravings lately and trying to subdue it with huge chunks of challah. So not working. 😉

  • brandi June 3, 2010, 10:42 am

    good luck today! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you 🙂

    LOVE that shirt 😉 I’ll cheer for Miami, but only when they’re not playing VT! we’re hokies, all the way! 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 3, 2010, 10:42 am

    Hah I love his shirt!
    ‘Cute patootie’? OH my days, I wonder how many times I’ll be saying that from now on….:P
    Have a good day!

  • Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt June 3, 2010, 10:44 am

    Booo at Miami! FSU girl checking in. 😉

    I love Charlotte. I’m glad you are enjoying it so much. It certainly seems like you are really getting a feel of the city. Enjoy!

  • Neely June 3, 2010, 10:48 am

    Boooo on the Canes!

    All I can think about now is Rosie O’Donnel’s old show and how she used to throw koosh balls everywhere.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman June 3, 2010, 10:48 am

    I could totally go for that bagel right now, but on sesame. Oh goodness, is it lunch yet?

  • Whit June 3, 2010, 10:54 am

    haha, one thing to learn: Uptown, downtown, it’s all the same and people will argue about it to the death.

    They really confused people when they pulled the old switcheroo and suddenly started calling it Uptown a few years back.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 3, 2010, 10:58 am

    I always get rude comments when I wear my school’s stuff in my hometown. I’m going to miss my college town during the summer, cause I can’t wear 60% of my wardrobe!

  • Megan @ Eat.Scrap.Run June 3, 2010, 10:59 am

    Good luck finding rental houses today. You are making me miss Charlotte even though I only lived there for 11 months, and it was 10 years ago! It’s such a great city, I think you are really going to enjoy it!

  • Marie June 3, 2010, 10:59 am

    As a hardcore Seminole, I have to say BOOOO to the U but good luck on all the house hunting! I’ve always wanted to go to Charlotte! I hear its beautiful and has lots of cute shops and boutiques!

  • Miranda @ Mirandasjeans June 3, 2010, 11:02 am

    Good luck today! I hope you find something that works today.

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 3, 2010, 11:03 am

    That breakfast is far, far superior to continental hotel fare. Good luck today!

  • Alexandra June 3, 2010, 11:03 am

    Gators all the way! Good luck house hunting, charlotte looks awesome 🙂

  • Heather C June 3, 2010, 11:04 am

    I hope you find a house today! I am jealous of Brueggers, we used to have one not from my the house I grew up in PA and they closed and I have had it since!

  • Little Bookworm June 3, 2010, 11:06 am

    Love the photo of the ducks – hope you have a good day house hunting! 🙂

  • Helen June 3, 2010, 11:06 am

    I love the sneaky workout! And what a great breakfast to have too. much better than the hotel. I hope today goes well.

  • Denise (the apple hill adventurer) June 3, 2010, 11:08 am

    what a yummy looking bagel. I miss bagels. mmm locks

  • adrienmelaine June 3, 2010, 11:08 am

    That shirt is hilarious! Good luck on the house hunt today!

  • Tina June 3, 2010, 11:12 am

    It looks beautiful! I can relate to being in need of some veggies right now too. It stinks.

    I LOVE the back of his shirt. I’m a UGA fan so hold nothing against Miami, but Gainesville and UF are disappointments in my book too. 😉

  • Samantha June 3, 2010, 11:13 am

    Maybe I missed the post – is this a new haircut for The Husband?

    • Caitlin June 3, 2010, 11:26 am

      He had a mid life crisis before finals and felt the need to shave his head’

  • Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 3, 2010, 11:22 am

    What a yummy breakfast. Hope you have some luck finding a place.

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething June 3, 2010, 11:35 am

    i love sneaking in some workouts while walking places!

  • Wei-Wei June 3, 2010, 11:35 am

    Good luck with house hunting today again! That bagel looks SO much better than the pathetic “continental” breakfast yesterday. I wonder why they even call it “continental”. Strange term.

    Loving the husband’s shirt (and the ladies accosting him! Haha :D)


  • Raya @ Raya Runs June 3, 2010, 11:36 am

    I’m currently hungry for lunch and therefore I am drooling over your breakfast. Charlotte looks so pretty!!!

  • Lisa June 3, 2010, 11:38 am

    Good luck with the house search. Try to have fun!

  • Kiersten June 3, 2010, 11:40 am

    I’m glad you are liking Charlotte so far! Uptown is cute, that’s where I lived for the past 3 years. Now I’m in the University area. Good luck house hunting!

  • Rachel June 3, 2010, 11:45 am

    Yummy breakfast! Glad you got in a sneaky workout. I love those!

  • Corinne (breathe and savor) June 3, 2010, 11:47 am

    haha your “unnecessary” comment at the end of the post made me laugh. sending good vibes for finding a humble abode…don’t want any more of those stressed faces appearing! ha.

  • Kelly June 3, 2010, 11:53 am

    Charlotte looks beautiful, I could totally see myself living there some day. Good luck!

  • Jenny June 3, 2010, 11:56 am

    Boo to the hus’s shirt! Go Gators:)

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 3, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Well UF is great and all… but what about UNC?
    Now that you’re in North Carolina, you’ve got to take a side…. just not Duke’s. 😉

  • Lauren @ Health on the Run June 3, 2010, 12:00 pm

    I love walking to/from meals! Not only is it a great way to “sneak” in a workout, but I find that walking helps me digest afterward too.

    Good luck on another day of house hunting!! Hope you find a “cutie patootie” home on a great “cutie patootie” street! 🙂

  • Heather (runningwithsass.com) June 3, 2010, 12:08 pm

    it looks so pretty there, good luck today!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 3, 2010, 12:15 pm

    Good luck! I think you’re going to loooove Charlotte!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble June 3, 2010, 12:16 pm

    I love cities too! I think what I miss most about moving to Vegas is living in a city!! Vegas is not a real city…

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 3, 2010, 12:27 pm

    Sneaky workouts are the best. Hunni and I will often go for a bike ride to get Starbucks or walk to a restaurant downtown. Makes me feel good about getting in a workout on a busy day.

  • Catherine June 3, 2010, 1:02 pm

    Unfortunately my alliances lie with the ORIGINAL Miami University of Ohio… but I’m all for a little football rivalry 😉

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 3, 2010, 1:04 pm

    your hubby looks cute with his haircut! i don’t think i’ve seen it since it was a little longer 🙂 charlotte looks like such a cute city…i’ve never been but would love to go!

  • Jessica June 3, 2010, 1:10 pm

    best wishes on your house hunt today! i am praying you guys find the right one just for you! charlotte looks like a great place to live.
    reading your blog this week makes me want to start out on an adventure!
    love the husband’s shirt! have fun!

  • Katherine June 3, 2010, 1:20 pm

    “will run for bananas”
    that would be a money-making T-shirt

  • Kacy June 3, 2010, 1:23 pm

    Good luck today! I hope a cute patootie perfect house magically appears for you!

    I don’t appreciate the hubby’s team, but to each their own I guess 😉

  • Sarah June 3, 2010, 2:12 pm

    I love Bruegger’s! That was “the” bagel place to go to in college and I’m obsessed with the tomato cheddar bagel 🙂

  • Julz June 3, 2010, 2:12 pm

    I love the baby duck picture! However, I’m SCARED of swans and geese, especially this time of the year when they have babies, because I’ve been chased one too many times!

  • suki June 3, 2010, 2:13 pm

    good luck on your house hunt today!:)

  • Carrie @ I See Monsters June 3, 2010, 2:19 pm

    As an FSU grad, I am offended! Just kidding. I’m sure I had a shirt just like that extolling the awesomeness of FSU and denigrating everyone else when I was in college. Still, I think mine was right and his is wrong. (Except for the part about the Gators. They do indeed suck.) 😉

    Charlotte looks awesome! Good luck with house hunting.

  • Marina June 3, 2010, 3:02 pm

    Good luck today 🙂
    your breakfast looks delicious, and those ducks on your walk are so cute 🙂
    I love seeing animals when I don’t expect them :))

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 3, 2010, 3:13 pm

    lol, my husband is often doing unecessary things…ahh the crazy men we love.

  • Kristie June 3, 2010, 3:45 pm

    So glad other people use the word(s) “cutie patootie”. I remember saying it around college friends and meeting a WTF reaction. 😛

  • Ellen June 3, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Charlotte is so pretty–I hope you find the perfect cutie patootie house! Everyone is saying the city is the “new ATL” (with better scenery of course)…I have friends who’ve lived there and had so much fun. I know you’ll love it!


  • Samantha June 3, 2010, 4:54 pm

    Ha ha, great shirt! He’s in a good place actually, being the fan that he is, since NC tends to be a plethora of those battling UNC vs NCSU vs Duke! (for basketball of course!) I myself and a diehard Tarheel fan since the day I was born despite being an NCSU alum. (for football I swing with the hubs and cheer for the buckeyes)

    Bruegger’s how I miss thee…ate there so often when I was in college in Raleigh.

    Fingers crossed you guys found a wonderful place and the process of the move can really begin!

  • loreejo June 3, 2010, 5:34 pm

    i thought “cutie patootie” was the caption for the first foto! 🙂 well, it shoulda been!

  • runnerforever June 3, 2010, 5:38 pm

    Haha, that shirt gave me a really good laugh!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 3, 2010, 5:48 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE exploring new cities on foot!!!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly June 3, 2010, 6:15 pm

    I have my fingers crossed that you find something today!!!

  • Mary June 3, 2010, 6:16 pm

    I love the husbands obnoxious shirts! I laughed out loud at the last picture 🙂

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats June 3, 2010, 10:23 pm

    hahahah his UM shirt is funny even if I’m a gator girl. Congrats on finding your new place!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you 🙂

  • Marieke June 4, 2010, 4:52 am

    If you love green spaces in cities, come and visit Edinburgh! A lot of parks, hills and beautiful architecture in the city centre. You can even climb Arthur’s Seat which is a massive hill right next to the city centre! Then there is the Meadows and Princes Street gardens. And Edinburgh Castle!

  • John June 5, 2010, 12:41 am

    Love the shirt!

  • Danielle June 6, 2010, 10:03 am

    Although I am a Gator fan I totally laughed at his shirt. Love it!

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