Five Things To Do in Charlotte
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
As I recently announced, Taylor and I plan to move to Charlotte in August for him to begin his seminary adventure. Though there is a lot we have to leave behind (which is difficult), we are also very excited for all that God has planned for us.
As I have been thinking about all of our transitions, I've also thought about all the fun things I want to do when we get there. The list goes on much further than this, but I have put together a small collection of things I'm excited to try.
Check it out!
Visit Smelly Cat coffee shop- If any of you have seen the show Friends, you will understand the name of this shop. Even though I love the show, I stopped watching it because I felt it was affecting me negatively. But with that said, I still think it is super funny and I happen to adore Phoebe, who came up with "Smelly Cat". The fact that they named their coffee shop after this part of the show is actually pretty clever, and I definitely feel like there would be a hipster-vibe going on at this particular cafe. Once we get settled in, this is one of the first places I'd like to go. I mean, come on- it's coffee!
Luna's Kitchen- After reading a review about Luna's Kitchen by Taralynn McNitt- author of Simply Taralynn and creator of Young in Charlotte- I definitely need to try this place. Although the restaurant is mostly plant-based (and I am a carnivore), it looks fresh and delicious. The first day I am craving a salad in Charlotte, I am heading to Luna's Kitchen. The question is, will I be successful in dragging my husband there?
Vapiano's Italian restaurant- This was also highly recommended by Taralynn. It looks expensive to me, so we'd have to save it for a special occasion, but this place definitely makes the list. Look how yummy their food looks!
Ride my Bike!!!!- I feel like Charlotte is calling to my inner-self, saying "Welcome back to flat-land, Kristin. Pump up those bike tires. It's time to ride". Though I sound a little nutty when I put it that way, I am seriously excited about riding my bike. Hopefully, we will be in a neighborhood that is safe to ride around in, because I need to ride. Don't get me wrong- I love the mountains- but they aren't exactly conducive to riding my cute, little, classic bike around town, ya know?
Find a Church- Taylor and I are so blessed by Providence Church (our current church home). I have never been a part of a more wonderful church than Providence. We love the preaching, the people, and the genuine love that is felt there. Leaving our church behind is going to be tough. But thankfully, we already have several people in Charlotte giving us advice about different churches to try. It seems like there will be some good ones to visit.
Though there are plenty of other things I want to do in Charlotte- like going to festivals and exploring the different parts of the city- and many things I have to do- like finding a job- the list above is just a glimpse into that. This is an exciting time in mine and my husband's life, and I want us to embrace it. Sure, we are sad to leave his family, our church, our friends, his teaching job, the Bible study we host and the gorgeous mountains behind, but we are expectantly waiting to see what's next. It's adventure time!