Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Project 52: Week 27: America the Beautiful

Three days and counting...That's when I can go back to NH and pick up my bride and bring her down to her new home. Can't wait! I have been keeping it low key down here. Not doing too much exploring since I want to wait and do things together. But I have managed to find things to do for myself. This week I went to a Charlotte Photographers Group meeting. Enjoyed a great program by Steve Lindenman on sports photography. That is a subject I really enjoy, having covered sports for the Laconia Citizen last year. Someday...maybe I can get trampled in the end zone of Gillette Stadium... That's on my bucket list. Anyway,  I think I found a really good group of creative and interesting folks.

I headed over to Symphony Park in Charlotte on Wednesday to see the fireworks. It's only a 1/2 mile walk which is really convenient. The Charlotte Symphony was playing at their version of the Hat-shell (Boston Lingo here). The stage is built up on a the water, and its a great atmosphere.

I was enjoying the fireworks listening to the 1812 Overture, and Stars and Stripes when the cannon went off. Holy Cow. Scared the heck out of me. Made me think of Boston at the marathon.

After another day back at work, I wanted to do something that I was sure Sue would have no interest in, her being afraid of heights and all. So I thought of going to Chimney Rock. Sue and Mom and I went there back in April while on vacation. but the road was closed to due to a wash out. So I looked online. This time, they said the elevator was out of order and you'd have to walk up 26 flights of stairs. "Good workout!" I thought. I asked Sue if she had any interest at all of going back there..."Have a good time, she said! And please don't hurt yourself." So I planned on getting a good hike in on Saturday. But when I got there, the elevator was back in order...And a good thing it was..Because once you ride up the elevator, there is still a hike to get to the very top. And my ol' creaky knee was sore thanks to the frequent rain..

It sure is beautiful up there despite the rain clouds and gray skies.

If you ever get a chance, be sure to check it out.

So, where is Em off to next? Back to NH tomorrow night! I'll see some of the family on Friday, pack the U-haul, and then head right back to Charlotte on Saturday with Sue and Bella. So next week's post will probably be about my mis-adventures on the road.  Wish me luck!

Have an awesome weekend.


  1. Can't wait to see you! :-) LOVE LOVE LOVE that shot of the fireworks over the tree line! Crazy Beautiful Dad!

  2. have a safe flight home and give your bride a huge hug from us and safe trip home to NC. love you lots
    your favorite fan oxoxox

  3. Can't wait to see you either Ash...Big hugs and kisses coming your way!

    Thank you Terry. Will do..Love you too!