Discovery Place is a science museum here in Charlotte, NC primarily dedicated to engaging and promoting an interest in science in children. Which does not stop me, a 32 year old childless adult, from going. Their temporary exhibits are always fascinating, most recently featuring an in-depth look at the science behind some of the oddities and record... Continue Reading →
I originally visited Gettysburg in 2011, and it was one of the most surreal experiences I've had while traveling. There is no place decorated with more monuments anywhere else. They are nestled all over the landscape, emerging at every turn. Dedicated to both whole units and individuals, they add a whole other layer to exploring... Continue Reading →
I'm very fortunate that my neighborhood has several walking trails to enjoy. This week I have several odd sightings from my walks this week, next week I'll be back with a lengthier post. I've been a little drained from by my day job, but expect a post on sights at Gettysburg next week!
One of the drawbacks of working 9-5 in an office for me is the barrage of fluorescent lights and icy air conditioning. When the weekend comes, I try to spend as much time outside as possible. One of my favorite places to visit is the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Sprawling over 1,460 acres with 16... Continue Reading →
This week is a little different, because I'm highlighting a roadway instead of a destination. Highway 49 is a part of a connector with Highway 64 that creates the shortest driving distance between Charlotte and Raleigh, the two largest cities in North Carolina. Starting in South Carolina, it winds past sprawling farms, rivers, lakes, and... Continue Reading →
Located on 500 acres of land in the Uwharrie mountains, the North Carolina Zoo is one of the largest zoos to feature all natural habitats in the United States. The size of the habitats for the larger animals is incredible, and all of the habitats are filled with natural features such as trees, water, rocks... Continue Reading →