|Aunt Evey, Holly and Lexi|
|Lysa with Madeline|
From Baltimore we were heading for North Carolina, but having spent a bunch of time around DC I knew we wanted to avoid the area so we did a big detour to the west before heading south. The drive was pleasant weaving in and out of the Appalachians on our way down.
|Visits with Jason and Christy|
The other reason we wanted to visit Charlotte is that sailing friends of ours from Seattle, Jason and Christy, were just starting a three month job contract downtown so we got to visit with them as well. We stayed in town for several days, visiting with family during the day and then socializing with Jason and Christy in the evenings when they got home from work.