We travelled to Charlotte over Labor Day weekend for a number of reasons - 3 day weekend, a Viginia Tech football game, and to visit family. My brother Daniel is heading off to the Peace Corps in Cameroon in mid-September, so getting a chance to see him before he left was a big deal. The VT game was supposed to be the highlight of the weekend, but it turned out to be the sweaty, delirious, letdown of the season, as East Carolina University made the Hokies look downright sorry, beating us 27-22. The heat made it almost surreal, mid-90s on a very sunny Saturday afternoon, and really took the Hokie faithful out of the game by the 3rd quarter. I think even Bunny got a little cooked through my tummy! We made it through the game without any sunburn, but after the game I swelled up like a pufferfish for the rest of the weekend! Swollen hands, feet, and face can be seen in the later pictures. You'd think VT could have stepped it up since I was battling the elements and my giant belly to come root for them. Alas, it was not to be so. At least we got the chance to get our family together, eat, drink (ginger ale for me), bicker, and give Danny Bob a good American sendoff.