Murdo Girl…A fun find

We spent Sunday hanging out in Charlotte, NC. The RV park we found is filled with racing enthusiasts during NASCAR season because it’s within walking distance of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. It wasn’t the prettiest location, but the weather was so beautiful, we didn’t spend much time there anyway. Besides, we were on a mission.

Several months ago our daughter, Heidi, ran across some information on a restaurant called The McNinch House. It happens to be in Charlotte, NC.






The circa 1892 Queen Anne style home of the Victorian-era was owned by long time Charlotte Mayor, Sam McNinch. When he passed away in 1929, his daughter, Mattie McNinch, who never married, resided in the home. She lived there until 1978.

Here is how it’s described:

The McNinch House is of the authentic Queen Anne/shingle style. The house currently stands on the National Historic Register. The exterior of the house is covered with shingles on the upper portion, clapboard on the lower portion, and patterned slate on the roof. tower, wings, gables, and porches are massed together and topped with an eyebrow window. The interior has fine, richly molded woodwork upstairs and down, created by Victorian craftsmen led by world-famous architect Mr. Karl Bitter, who duplicated many of the designs at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, including the beautiful coffered ceiling in the library. The ten fireplaces are all tiled and there is a three-way fireplace opening into the foyer, library, and dining room.

The McNinch House has been owned and operated as a restaurant by Chef Ellen Davis since 1989.

It’s a lovely place and I’m sure the food is to die for, but it wasn’t going to be open again until Tuesday and we were leaving on Monday. Besides that, we didn’t have reservations far enough ahead of time, and Kip didn’t bring a coat and tie.

No big deal! We got sandwiches at the Potbelly downtown and ate them at a table outside…

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It was a relaxing afternoon and the dogs were excited they got to come with us. They were the objects of a lot of attention from others out enjoying the beautiful day. Downtown Charlotte has a very cultural atmosphere and has several beautiful old churches standing tall along narrow streets.

We’re in Hendersonville, NC now. We love this place and we get to see some pretty special people here…

Still loving the fall colors…


10 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…A fun find

  1. scoper07 October 31, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    What a wonderful trip you guys are taking. You’re following the fall colors way south. Beautiful scenery you are sharing. Thanks. Boo! Happy Halloween.


  2. lifelessons October 30, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Much better!!! Thanks for helping us see you clearly now! Easier to check up on you when we can actually see what you are doing. What a beautiful restaurant.

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  3. lifelessons October 30, 2018 / 12:56 am

    Mary, what size do you save your photos at? Many of these are so small I can’t see them. Some you can click on and they get larger, but others don’t. Do you set them so they can be viewed at the original size?

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    • Mary Francis McNinch October 30, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      I’ve had all kinds of trouble with WordPress this past week. It’s like there are gremlins within. I think I got some of the pictures to act right. Thanks Judy.

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      • lifelessons October 30, 2018 / 8:10 pm

        I have, too, Mary. Suddenly my “Like” button was gone and I couldn’t see any likes from anyone, although it seems like they could make them. Then my administration page got fouled up and wouldn’t let me view my posts in anything but editor mode. I spent an hour with WP engineers and they got me straightened out on the likes. Forgottenman told me what to do about the other one by going to the menu bar and resetting it again. Generally most problems I’ve had with WP have been fixed by emptying my cache. Strangely enough. We’ve all also had problems with pingbacks not working or our pingbacks going into spam.

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      • lifelessons October 30, 2018 / 8:11 pm

        Also, I’ve had photos change position after i’ve saved and posted them. Grrrr…

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  4. sanjuan831 October 29, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    I have always wanted to visit there. I also want to see Charleston and Savannah. Looks so beautiful there. Fun times!

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      • sanjuan831 October 30, 2018 / 9:47 pm

        So true but fun trying to see lots and lots!


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