I love the people and the vibe of Charlotte, NC. Both the city and its residents have made me feel immediately welcome. And I can’t even begin to talk about the food, and I hope my waist line won’t be talking with regret in the next 3days. It is ridiculously humid (I will discuss the travails of a black woman’s hair in this weather later) fortunately, the reception by locals has been even warmer than the humidity. I definitely appreciate the southern hospitality. Jesse and I are staying in the heart of Charlotte, but don’t you dare refer to it as Downtown, (like you would in another city perhaps) Charlotte only has an Uptown. I can’t wait to experience it fully! I’m really looking forward to seeing my fellow delegates tomorrow, you can literally feel the excitement (and the humidity) in the air.