Next up we decided to go to Charlotte Homearama. It's basically a tour of a bunch of model houses, decorated to the nines. Looking at model homes is something we frequently do with my in-laws when they come visit anyway, so I figured it was a great activity to do with them. It was also a chance for us to possibly get some decorating ideas, since my house is pretty under decorated. I am seriously missing that creative gene...
Anyway, off we went to tour the homes.
Here were some of the highlights. Did I mention I have all of one room, an accent wall, and a half bath in my house painted, and we've lived in it for 5 years. See? I need all the help I can get with decorating ideas...
Love this wall paper...
I love that stone wall and the chandelier in this dining room.
I love this shelving in the pantry. So much nicer than my wire shelving.
We need this patio and fire pit...
I dig these curtains, we just have blinds in our bedroom.
I loved the outside of this house, but the inside was a little weird, kind of a strange rustic look that didn't really work for me.
I left the tour pretty inspired, but I'd need tons of cash and a lot of people helping me to make the changes we want to make to our house!
After the tour, we decided to get a late lunch at the US National Whitewater Center. It's dog friendly so we figured we could take the dogs (my in-laws had theirs with them too) and walk them around there after getting a bite to eat.
I had a cream ale.
And a black bean burger with sweet potato fries.
After lunch we walked the pups around the white water center while watching the kayakers and white water rafters battle the river.
I think my in-laws were kind of fascinated with the whole place. It's definitely unique with its river, ziplines, and rock climbing walls. Greg and I really like the facility and were saying we need to come there more.
That about sums up my Sunday.
Oh, unless you count the slice of pumpkin pie I had later that night.
Mmmm, ending it on a high note!