Driving to Charlotte takes less than 3 hours.
We visited a nice museum at Hezekaih's homestead, the oldest standing house in Charlotte, and found a nice park-and-grab geocache there.
For dinner we went to an amazing all-vegan restaurant named Bean Vegan Cuisine. Our waiter appeared to be the owner. He was awesome; apparently Bean will be opening a new restaurant in Asheville in 2014 and afterward a restaurant in Raleigh. We can't wait!