coffee kiosk on hiking trail

Today we went for a hike at Crowders Mountain state park just a short 30 minute drive from uptown Charlotte. And we were greeted by a coffee kiosk at the head of the trail. What a brilliant idea. Scroll through the above slid show to see the hiking trail, the coffee kiosk, and business cards from the owners.

The company name is Dancing Ox Coffee Rosters and as the name implies the owners have a dance background. Their website shares that “After 20 years of competitive ballroom dancing, these Professional World and United States Champions; traded in the limelight for coffee beans”. Check out the Dancing Ox Coffee Roasters website and scroll down to the see a video of them dancing with a lake and mountain backdrop..

Following is a link to the Crowders Mountain state park website. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Hiking at Crowders Stat Park near Charlotte.

tokens of inspiration

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shares another “token of inspiration” which is part of the Of Earth and Sky CLT art initiative. The full message is:

  • I know it is magic
  • you know it is magic
  • may the dirt below our feet
  • kick up swirl and come alive.

Following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Tokens of inspiration and poetic reminders of hope found in uptown Charlotte.

yoga

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Recently, on a walk, I came across this scene at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in uptown Charlotte. Yoga at the Bohemian garden. Best of all, the garden is next to the garden bar.

Following is a link to the Grand Bohemian Hotel website where the catch phase is “Dare to Explore a New Tempo”. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A yoga session at the Grand Bohemian Hotel found in uptown Charlotte.

Following are a few artistic interruptions created using BeFucky.com

parking garage

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

This is what all parking garages should look like. They should be under a park with trees, flowers, art, and people with smiling faces. Actually, we are fortunate to have this park and parking garage in front of our condo complex in uptown Charlotte. The park and the parking garage are called The Green for good reason.

Following is a Wikipedia article about The Green. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Flowers at the Green parking garage in uptown Charlotte.

Roof top bar

The recently opened Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel has a roof top bar which we have attempted to visit twice. However it is closed on Sundays and that is the day we keep trying. Maybe the front desk will let management know there is an opportunity on Sunday because they are having to turn people away ;)

The Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel overlooks Romare Bearden Park.