While staying in Charlotte, North Carolina one of my favorite activities has been to visit the airport overlook and watch the sun set as planes take off. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, or CLT, has a terrific spot just across the runway from CLT terminal itself, where a view of the city of Charlotte off in the distance and the whole of the airport is an added bonus to an almost entirely clear view of the sky in every direction. I believe in the simple pleasures of life, though it’s hard to sometimes watch planes take off that I am not on – I always smile and imagine the passengers inside the planes with the same giddy excitement I have every time I fly. I love to travel! Even if I am only traveling vicariously through the stories I make up about the passengers on that plane I am watching take off, I’ve still had a few moments of escape. Since I have a near fanatical love for the sunset, this all combines to make one very enjoyable – and free – evening in The Queen City! Sometimes, it’s the small things which mean the most.
What do you do that’s free and doesn’t take much, that brings you a lot of joy? Have you ever been to CLT?
Disclaimer: I am not, nor have I yet been employed by the city of Charlotte or any tourism Charlotte entity, neither was I hired to write this piece on their behalf.