A Walk Down South End

My daughter was on a one week furlough with her job due to Covid-19. They are making each employee take one week off without pay. This was a scary moment for her but she took it as a little vacation and tried to enjoy it the best she could. She spent time around her pool, and took some shopping trips. 

One day during her furlough week, we went to visit her for lunch. It was a beautiful day so we took a walk around South End Charlotte. We walked the Light rail trail. This is a sidewalk that runs along each side of the light rail and it goes from one end of town to the other. There are many restaurants and shops along the trail. You will also see a lot of people jogging or walking their dogs. 

We love walking to places when we visit. We all decided to walk to a nearby place called Eight and Sand Kitchen for lunch. The menu consist of soups, salads and sandwiches. Everything is made fresh and the atmosphere is clean and relaxing. 

This place offers more healthy options so we thought it would be a great place to stop in. We each ordered a sandwich. I chose the Pistachio Pesto Caprese.

My daughter got some kind of chicken sandwich and my husband opt for the club sandwich. Everything was delicious. 

After lunch we walk about a mile to a little ice cream shop called Jeni’s Ice Cream. It’s a pretty popular place around the area. They have a variety of unique flavors. 

Just look at all those different flavor combinations! 

I got a half and half single scoop. My flavors of choice was goat cheese red cherries and caramel pecan sticky buns
They scooped it into a fresh made buttercrisp waffle cone that was still warm when they handed it to me. I had to eat my ice cream pretty quick. 

It is alway nice to get out and walk to places without having to fight traffic or find parking spaces. 
Though times are bad right now, we felt safe as everyone we passed was nice and respectful to others. 
No mask required. 


  1. It looks like you had a fun time with your daughter. The restaurant and the ice cream look so good. Happy Friday and weekend.

  2. Sounds like a nice day spent with your daughter.
    Oh that ice cream!! :)
    We have not been out to eat anywhere since all this started, not even take out!!

  3. WOW has things changed. It has been MANY years since we spent time in Charlotte. The food is pretty and I would bet good.
    That is tough, a week w/o pay. This period ain't no fun for many folk. Wishing the sweet young lady and her mama the best.
    Sherry & jack

  4. What a delicious day you had.
    We are yet to eat in a restaurant - or even have take away. Cowardly but true.

  5. I need to go to Jennis! Everytime we walk by there, there is a crowd! Now, I guess you just pick a good time. The ice cream looks so yummy! Thanks for the sandwich place tip, we enjoyed going to the South End to walk and explore ( did so before covid). Glad you enjoyed the day!
    jess xx

  6. It sounds like you and your daughter had a nice visit!