Is there anything better than a cool treat on a hot day? Only issue is you gotta eat it fast so you don’t wear it! Here are a list of my favorite frozen goodies:
Half Watermelon Half Wedding Cake Snoball from Pelican’s Snoballs in Lincolnton
Cow Pie Sundae at Udderly Delicious in Hickory
Lemon Vanilla cookie sandwich with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream at Cookies with an Accent in Huntersville
Oh, how I adore cheese. You could melt it on a cardboard pizza top and I’d probably eat it. These dishes are my favorite cheesy dishes at restaurants I’ve tried.
Pimiento Cheese Spread from Boschamp’s in Destin, FL
Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese at Safari Miles in Denver
Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza at Tony’s in Hickory, NC
Pizza Sub from Penn Station East Coast Subs in Charlotte, NC
Mushroom Gruyere Sandwich from Papi Queso in Charlotte
Shepard’s Pie from Metro Diner in Pineville
Queso Fundido from Provecho Mexican Kitchen & Cantina in Mooresville
Arancini from Barrel and Fork in Cornelius
Quesadilla Mexicana at La Unica in Huntersville
Three Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Sumo Shack in Mooresville
Do you love bird watching? The Carolina Raptor Center is bird watching EXTEME! I never knew we had so many beautiful species indeginous to our area!
Before you get tore up because these birds are in cages, know that this is a center for injured birds who for some reason or another cannot be returned to the wild or simply have not been healed enough to be released yet. In essence, it’s a good thing.
My favorites were probably the Owls. They had a display with all of the varieties seen in Harry Potter and the Owls of Ga’hoole.
The paths that you wander looking at all of the birds and owls meander through shady tree-lined, relatively flat packed soil and pine needles. While not really wheelchair friendly, it is easy for someone who has trouble walking to navigate, with plenty of places to sit and rest along the way.
There was even a section that had picnic tables if you wanted to have a snack, but there are prettier places in Latta Plantation (where the Center is located) to enjoy your lunch.
At the end, visit the gift shop. The owners are so kind and knowledgeable.