Remember earlier last Friday I had posted how I felt so left out (post HERE), well crazy enough, it worked out perfectly to go do what I had wanted! I was so excited. After we ate, BF asked where I wanted to go next, so of course I said the EpiCenter!
OH! AND ... As I was driving to Charlotte, on the radio they said Karmen was performing that night at 7pm for free at the EpiCenter. UGH I was so mad I missed it (still driving). But regardless I knew thats where I wanted to go.
BF took out his phone and we found out it was only a 1.3 mile walk from where we had dinner in South End. It doesn't sound bad, but it was crazy cold and worse than that, super windy. As we started out, we made a quick stop at the Common Market South End.
The Common Market is like a convenience store / deli / bar / hang-out spot. Once we got warmed up, we headed back out into the cold for our trek uptown.
PS did you see 30 Rock last week with the Leap Day episode where everyone wore blue and yellow? There's this one building (in the pic on the left) in Charlotte where they change up the colors every night. Anyhow, it was randomly blue and yellow so I told BF obviously it must be getting ready for Leap Day!
Strike City was pretty awesome, we didn't bowl (I'm sure you need reservations wayyy in advance) but maybe sometime we can go back and check it out again. I just had fun walking around being a tourist in my own city (I'm born/raised in Charlotte, I moved away for college, but my entire family lives there, bf lives there, so I still claim it as my town).
BF Also took a couple pics on his phone. Most I looked extra crazy (because I was cold)
These are actually the best of me from those. Yikes, right??
After hanging out there for a while (and freezing), we walked back over 277, and went back to the Common Market to get warmed up.
I know you're super curious on what I had on in the friged temperatures and like 40 mph winds. I had on my dark red REI trench raincoat and hello kitty bow ring from etsy. Lucky Brand jeans in Lola. Yellow scarf from the $5 scarf sale at work haha. I honestly had only thought we were going to dinner, so thats why I wore flats (maddras, from Target) and no tights. I need to always bring trainers because I never know where I'll end up. for real. At least I had on flats not heels.