Family Time

Let’s walk around Uptown Charlotte after dark on Christmas Eve and see the Christmas lights and holiday decorations. Darn, it’s raining. Okay, the day after Christmas will work, but it will be during the day. Not so good for the lights, but great for some family time.

My son, Cooper, is home from college and my son, Trevor & his wife Katie, are visiting from CA. My daughter, Alissa, is far from home in South Korea having her own EPIK Adventure.

Free parking near the new First Ward Park. Perfect. Let’s start there. Not many people on the street and in the parks, but no problem. Family members make good subjects.

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Trevor & Katie

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Then over to 7th Street Station for lunch, Discovery Place for an IMAX movie, a stroll through Settler’s Cemetery, Fourth Ward Park and surrounding neighborhood.

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Cooper at Discovery Place

We stopped at the fence at BB&T stadium to take a look, walked to Bank of America Stadium, and made a quick stop at a convenience store for bottled water.

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My husband, Jack, waiting patiently while the others are in the convenience store

Then it was a walk through Romare Bearden Park, up Tryon to the Bechtler Museum of Art and Firebird statue, and a quick  pass through Epicenter on the way back to the car.

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Jack checking out some new construction

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Some silliness on the way back to the car

An enjoyable afternoon indeed. Glad I had my camera with me. It made it that much more fun.

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