Monday, March 14, 2016

Weekend in a Nutshell

Or should I say Hornet's Nest... anyone guess where I was this weekend? If you follow me on snapchat (megatronnn27) you might already know - Charlotte, NC! Besides a very quick day in the city last fall for a Panthers game and every layover ever growing up on the way to Florida, this was my first real time I've spent exploring the city.  One of my former Connecticut coworkers now lives in Charlotte.  Of the four of us ladies who worked in that office when I did, three of us now live in South Carolina - crazy, right?!  Well, the three of us new Southerners finally convinced the Connecticut hold out to visit the land of winter warmth, and we could not have chosen a better girls weekend - low 80s and sunny!
In addition to the obvious girl talk, we had a great time exploring the city.  We saw the whole city on the Funny Bus - a city tour hosted by a comedian, found a new favorite craft beer with Heist Brewery's Beyond the Pale grapefruit and tangerine APA, and went to a delicious dinner at the Fish Market in Baxter Town Center - scallops with bacon crab risotto - holy yum!
Mike and I are already planning our next trip back (probably for a Panthers preseason game!) that will definitely include the Nascar Hall of Fame, a tour on the Trolley Pub, and a trip to Amelie's bakery!  Anyone else from Charlotte or have ideas for the best things to do?

Linking up with Biana for Weekending!

27 comments:

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

This sounds like such a fun trip!! That funny bus sounds awesome, such a different and unique way to explore the city! Have a great week girl!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

What a fun little weekend trip! The Funny Bus tour sounds awesome! And both of those beers sound delicious! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

lovely weekend! charlotte is so pretty :) the brewery looks super rad!

xoxo cheshire kat

Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five} said...

Y'all had the perfect weekend for visiting Charlotte! The weather was gorgeous & I'm glad that you made a stop by one of the breweries in town :)

BLovedBoston said...

I've actually never been to Charlotte before and I seriously need to plan a visit!! So glad you had a great time! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Jenn said...

What a fun weekend!! I've heard Charlotte is gorgeous--now you have me wanting to go! :)

LHWinstead said...

Looks like such a fun weekend - so glad the weather was fantastic!! I am visiting a friend in that area next month!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Looks like a fun trip! That risotto sounds amazing!

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

I want to go there soon!

birdie to be said...

So fun... love your pics!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

So fun... love that you're already planning another trip back! It means it was awesome and you couldn't get enough! Winning! Xo

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Looks like a great trip! Just started following your snaps - snapchat is my fave <3

Nikki said...

Sounds like a good weekend! The funny bus sounds like a lot of fun!

Planes, Trains and Running Shoes said...

How fun! I've never been to Charlotte but my husband flies there ALL the time and absolutely loves it! It's one of his favorite cities and we're hoping to make a trip their this spring!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Such a fun and beautiful girls weekend! And yay for Connecticut girls turned Southerners, they're the best aren't they? <3
Green Fashionista

Alexandra Stacey said...

I love going to breweries when we travel. Also, that charcuterie plate looks amazing.

Missy said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend! I have never been there but, sounds like a good one to put on the list.

Jen said...

I love Charlotte! It's such a cool place.

Jackie @ My (Sort Of) Adult Life said...

Looks like a beautiful weekend!

Darcy said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! I really want to get to visit there one day.
www.amemoryofus.com

Emily said...

I've never been to Charlotte but sounds like a fun destination for a girls trip and bonus that you got great weather!!

Carly Messmer said...

Fun! Charlotte is the perfect weekend trip from Charleston. I love it there.

Carly Blogs Here said...

I've never been to Charlotte, but it sounds like you guys had such a fun weekend!

Evelina said...

I just posted about my visit to Charlotte! We went last year and I really liked it! We saw a Hornets game and visited the Museum of the New South. But next time I really want to do the Funny Bus tour!
Evelina @ Fortunate House

Julie said...

I went to charlotte years ago and had a VIP experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR HOF and made sure to check out Dale Jr's headquarters. Quaker Steak has some great eats and I can't really remember the rest, ha!

Kristina said...

Looks like the perfect weekend trip! I love everything about NC although Charlotte is a place I've never been. A good friend is teaching there though so I really should make a trip!

Macy V said...

We want to visit Charlotte with our friends next time we make a trip to Raleigh. I have heard such awesome things!

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