This time we stayed at Rob's father's condo in the Myers Park area of Charlotte. I like this area more than where Marc (Rob's brother) and Stephanie (his wife) live just because I found it easy to walk to a grocery store (Harris Teeter Express) with a small selection of organic produce and some vegan specialty items, restaurants (finally found a Thai restaurant I like in Charlotte, Deejai Thai, and they also offer brown rice), parks, and even an adorable little library. We preferred Healthy Home Market to Harris Teeter, but it was nice to be able to run across the street for a few groceries. If we were going to move to the area, I think we would look in the Southend area or Sedgefield.
Edgehill Park was one of the neighborhood parks within walking distance of my father-in-law's.
Charlotte trip back in December.
Again, we chowed down at The Common Market. We went to both locations. Breakfast wraps at the South End location. This one had tofu scramble with walnuts, spinach, and vegan sausage all wrapped up in green for St. Patrick's Day. Mmm, mmm, good!
wonderful community has many things, but vegan breakfast is not one of them.
Mellow Mushroom for their Mega Veggie pizza back in our pre-kid days when we commuted to Atlanta from DC and post-kid days in Asheville, NC on the way to Charlotte. Mellow Mushroom has brought it up a notch by offering Daiya vegan cheese, booyah!
Freedom Park wasn't quite within easy walking distance, but was worth the short drive.
Thankfully, Rob was offered a job working from home so we don't have to move right now, but it is nice to have some new places to go when we are in NC for visits. I was won over a bit and can see why people move to the Charlotte metro area, but we were all very happy to be back at our home sweet home.