Friday Night at the Track

Friday night I was at the track to see Adam compete as an intermediate for the first time.  He came in third out of three all of his races, but he hung pretty close with the older, more experienced guys.  It was his first time using clips on his shoes so he was proud – […]

Back on the Trail

Thursday when I went to Rock Hill to see Momma I was finally able to get some trail walking in again, back on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail.  Since Charlotte’s & my fun trip to the mountains, I was really excited to see the river and the train trestle 🙂


We celebrated after Leesy’s Clapping Out at JP’s Restaurant in the Westin Hotel in downtown Charlotte.  It was good, and so fancy dancy.  Elise wanted a cake, which was only fitting.  Here she is while we are singing Happy Graduation to You 🙂

Elise’s Clapping Out

Wednesday evening Elise officially ended up her time at cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell in Charlotte.  It really was cute.  They don’t have a ceremony, as such, but all the other students line the stairway and hallway as they come down for the last time and cheer and clap for them, give them flowers and […]

Tuesday Pix

This past week I started babysitting again, for little Keaton.  He is the baby of friends of Lindee & Jackson – his dad is the Clover Rec Dept director, which is how they know each other.  He is two months old, and his mom is just now going back to work at Belks.  Between both […]

At River’s End

On our way out of town Monday to head home, Charlotte & I headed back to the Nantahala Outdoor Center for lunch at the River’s End Restaurant there.  I’m not going to lie – the food was only OK in my book.  We both really wanted trout while we were in the mountains, and hadn’t […]

Monday in Bryson City

Charlotte & I headed home from Bryson City on Monday, but first we went back to hike to the third and final waterfall at the Deep Creek entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Even thought it wasn’t a really long hike, it was by far the most strenuous of the hikes we’d taken, so […]

At the Nantahala Outdoor Center

When we were on our train ride Sunday we had a layover at the outdoor center for maybe an hour.  That gave Charlotte and me a chance to get our picture made with the conductor… …and to check out a little bit of the sights there. Surely were a lot of cool activities going on, […]

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Sunday afternoon of our birthday trip Charlotte and I hopped aboard the train.  It really was so much fun.  This was the first thing we’d bought tickets for when we planned our trip, and it was just a good time.  We decided to go with the steam engine, which was very cool.  Here it is […]