Holay molay, it’s been 21 days since I posted part 1 of my family time and food excursions in Charlotte. But nonetheless, here is part two of the trip I made last month. Mostly in pics because the details are now a little fuzzy. MMMkay?
I left off on Monday morning by running around Teagan’s campus and getting lunch with her in the cafeteria. I met about 13 of her friends within a half hour of simply walking to get a glass of water or an apple. Everyone was incredibly friendly and it was the best!
I drove north that afternoon because one of my college roommates goes to graduate school in Greensboro. Unfortunately, her car got a flat tire so some of that time together was in the auto shop. Glad you car is back to normal, Lez!!
We ate in my car at a NC staple because there isn’t indoor seating. Catching up with burgers wrapped in foil and sweet teas was bliss.
Theee next day was my final day off work. I went on a morning run and then made my way to Green Brothers Juice Co. for an acai bowl. I started this book and hopefully I break my habit and actually finish it. I love starting books and not finishing them and I don’t know why.
I wasn’t hungry but while I was away from her campus, I wanted to go to 7th Street Public Market. Markets are MY FAV but it was slightly underwhelming compared to others I’ve been to. I strolled around with a hot pink kombucha and got a sushi burrito to go.
After watching Teagan’s tennis match, we went to YAFO Kitchen for a nice big bowl of fresh Mediterranean food. Falafel, rice, carrot slaw, chickpea salad, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, hummus and tahini dressing = nothing short of my dream meal.
On Wednesday, I worked from Teagan’s apartment and we adventured to the Botanical Garden at UNC Charlotte afterwards. The garden was gorgeous and nothing at all like my college campus’ scenery.
Just down the street from UNC, I scouted out an ice cream shop that makes macaron sandwiches. YES PLEASE. I got mint ice cream in between two chocolate macarons and covered in cocoa puffs. The picture does not depict the size of this divine dessert. It was my dinner because this thing filled me right up.
On Thursday, I worked from Teagan’s apartment again! We had to do an errand for my dad in the evening aka were on the road as the sun was setting. We grabbed dinner with her friend in the cafeteria, watched Grey’s Anatomy and called it a night.
My last day in NC called for a different work environment. A dietitian blogger I follow who lives in Charlotte recently posted about Sunflour Baking Company. After some Instagram creeping, I was sold. An iced vanilla latte and avocado, egg and cheddar breakfast biscuit for me!
My trip concluded on Friday when my boyfriend drove to campus to watch Teagan’s tennis match. I met up with him after my work day and we said our goodbyes to my sister. Evan was in the area because he was helping my dad assemble furniture in High Point, NC for work 🙂
Evan and I drove up to High Point that night, saw my college roommate again over tacos and margs and hit the road back to Ohio with my dad. Annnnd may have gone to Chick-fil-A the next day for sweet teas because we missed the south so much. We’ll be back to see ya, Teags!