Charlotte: LAX a Lot

To wrap up our little trip report on Charlotte, even the driving part was fun!!  I put Zootopia on in the car for the first part of the drive and we stopped off at a tiny country gas station in Georgia to find Vanilla Cokes and GrapeHeads.  Yum!


The giant peach in Gaffney, South Carolina had us scratching our heads.  A quick google search later and we learned that while GA might be the peach state, SC outproduces us in peaches!


We extended our trip in Charlotte by a couple of days to be able to explore the city, but it was a lacrosse tournament that brought us there in the first place!


This was our first foray into the world of summer sports and we had a great experience.  We had three weekends of tournaments – two in Atlanta and then Charlotte.  The games were only Saturday and Sundays and we were home at lunch almost every time, which made it very manageable.


John learned so much and grew so much this summer!  It hasn’t even been a year since the first time he picked up a lacrosse stick so we were pretty proud of him.  The games are a lot of fun to watch as well.





A lot of the fun came from just hanging with the team in “tent city”.  Whit had some little brothers to pass the time with as well.



I felt extremely fortunate to have a great group of “Mama Birds” on the sidelines as well.  I only really knew two of them going in to the season!


Both the boys are planning to play lacrosse in the fall!  It doesn’t start up until September so this mom is looking forward to two completely sports free months!!!!!  (Shhh…. don’t tell the guys!)

I hope y’all are having a great holiday weekend so far!


Dixie Travels  |  Charlotte NC


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6 thoughts on “Charlotte: LAX a Lot

    1. Whit played in the spring but we have a one sport per season rule so he is taking a break to play lacrosse in the fall!

  1. This reminds me so much of when my boys were in 7 on 7 tournaments!!! So much fun and a great chance to get to know the other moms and dads!! Your Grapehead picture tickled me. My brother and I were big Ferrara Pan candy fans and I thought only Lemonheads were left. I think Grapehead used to be called Alexander the Grape. Great memories!!

    1. Yes, I think they were Alexander the Grapes too. Sister and I ate them by the box fulls all summer long when we were little.

  2. I’m so glad your fam’s first experience with LAX has gone so well! I’d say I was jealous of your sports free months, but Ryan has decided not to play Fall ball at all… so we’re off (except for karate) until January! I hardly know what to do with myself! ?

    Happy Tuesday! xo

  3. Your pictures are always so good! I love all the action shots. I would love a tips and tricks post on your blog on how you do your photography so well!!
    Have a wonderful week!

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