United States of America · 5 Days · 37 Moments · April 2018

Trip to Charlotte NC April 2018

8 April 2018

Going home. Gives sad and happy feelings always.
Lyft to the Charlotte airport. Lyft driver didn’t want to lift from her seat. Had to ask her 3 times to open the trunk and put the luggages ourselves. She even had to stop the car to check on tires during the ride. We were worried might miss our flight. Omg case. Thank god we even had time to have bbq at the airport. We ate at same bbq place where we ate when we landed a few days ago. Groundhog Day moment.. Journi time we all had while eating at the Charlotte airport.
Bechtler Museum.
More photos from the Bechtler museum
Bechtler museum. Cool place.
Amelie breakfast. Our favorite café in Charlotte.
Good morning from Charlotte

7 April 2018

Strikecity dinner bowling party. Had a private bowling alleys. Everyone enjoyed.
Imagineon. Cool place for kids.
Walked to the Carolina Library.
More pictures from the Discovery Place.
Discovery Place was also walking distance range. It drizzled pretty hard. This place was duper crowded with kids and their families. Da Vinci’s Machines was really well displayed. Fun.
Breakfast at Amelie. Walked to the café. Could get the last table. Ordered our usual stuffs at the counter. They delivered to our table. Drinks I had to get myself. My cappuccino was super! Ham, brie and tomato on baguette was the best. Ilsa had blt for 3 days in a row. Ilan had ham, tomato and guyer on baguette for three days.

6 April 2018

Beautiful night in Charlotte
Night falls in Charlotte,NC
NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte, NC. Got white hat and we decorated the hat ourselves. Fun.
Walked to the Nascar Hall of Fame. Who knew NASCR thing is here in Charlotte! Was fun.
Late lunch at Amelie French Bakery not far from hotel. Beautifully decorated café served good food. Its like you order at the counter, they deliver to our table style.
Checked in Westin Charlotte. Convention center is next to the hotel. Young girls in shorts were every where cause volley ball championship was going on at the convention center.
Kings Mountain National Military Park. Didn’t have time for junior ranger. Watched the film at the visitors center. Get to know more about the war and guns.
Breakfast at Waffle House across the hotel. Crowded. Good food.

5 April 2018

Drive back to Charlotte. Dinner at Cracker Barrels near hotel. Was good. Walking distance from hotel. Crowded.
Lunch at bbq place. Moe’s located outside of Biltmore village. Moe’s bbq was excellent. Tried local craft beer.
Blue Ridge Parkway visitor’s center. We visited. Kids got junior ranger badge.
Drove to Blue Ridge Parkway. Couldn’t hike to Pinnacle peak cause the road was closed and we were not properly prepared for the hike. Was fun. Beautiful day in Asheville.

4 April 2018

Dinner was super. The Market Place is an upscale nicely decorated restaurant in Asheville downtown. Had great time with Lenny.
Lenny Pettenneli. Tony’s Pomelo elementary school friend became a composer/singer in Asheville. Meeting him again after 20 some years was an exciting event of this trip. Lenny was doing great performing in Asheville and other places. Cool!
Downtown Asheville on Wednesday afternoon. Unusual interesting cute shops with unusual names were next each other.
Bojangles. Fried chicken in southern style the best.
Beautiful dogwood flowers floating. Had to stop and take pictures. The best shot from the trip I got here right that moment!
Exploring airport. Do not leave items. Do not carry items subject to others. Never ending announcements.
At 7:41am landed at Charlotte. Sleep walk to breakfast. Southern breakfast.

3 April 2018

First stop. Phoenix. Two hours long. It is past 11pm.
Leaving LAX in a tiny plane late at night. No fog. No Casablanca. The movie filmed in Van Nuys actually.
Bus to our gate!