So, after a crazy, busy Holy Week, we could hardly believe when we were sitting at CLT waiting on our plane to come.
Lots of hours and 2 planes later, we made it! Even tho we were tired, we were so excited to see Liz in person. An airport where you know no one and none of the language can be pretty intimidating... So a familiar face was great! And when it's one of my sisters, it couldn't be any better!
After letting us sleep for a little while, Liz got us up and walking around to help our bodies acclimate to 6 hours difference. We walked up to a park area and then thru the part of town that they live in. It's such a different place than Mooresville :). Beautiful and urban and old and totally not familiar in any way. We love it!
Here are some of our favorite sights from that first walk
Liz really likes this plant and it blooming everywhere! We think it's forsythia.
A view overlooking the city from the park by their house. Pictures don't do justice the beauty of a place that has mixed modern with super old really well. A castle that was started before people knew that America was around that also has a subway stop, is just strange. And yet somehow it works!
And cliffs, and mountains, and a river...it's no wonder these people we in shape! They walk everywhere! And it sure not an easy walk like NC or FL!
These are clay volleyball courts in a park. Further down there was another volleyball court with bleachers and concession stands and everything! Just outside, for community purposes.
Graffiti...on everything...some of it beautiful...some of it not so much...
These little garden plots made you think you were in a village not a huge city. They have been around since communism days when people grew food to have enough and the families have basically "inherited" the land and continue to grow food on it.
And then there's a Bruce Springsteen poster because he's coming. :)
6 hours in and we are certainly intrigued by this very eclectic place. You'll have to keep checking back to see what else we see :)