Weekend in Charlotte

We figured this might have been the first night in a hotel that wasn't a family vacation or a soccer tournament...in 22+ years of marriage. What originally was planned as a trip over to IKEA, became an overnight in downtown Charlotte (well, "Uptown Charlotte") at The Aloft hotel and a Charlotte Checkers hockey game when we ended up child-free for the weekend.

Time Warner Cable Arena from the 15th floor of the Aloft hotel.