Oh my Wormy! I forgot about riding the Monorail just because it was a cool place. Once you cross the blazing hot parking lot, there use to be a little pond out on the strip of land where the Carowinds Ducks swam
. We use to do the little outlet mall, (not sure what it is now), across the parking lot once we left the park. Since Charlotte had the only Krisby Kreme in the area, we stopped there on our way back down Independence (back when Independence was the street in Charlotte). Those were some good days my friend.
Speaking of the Monorail, as you road it, they use to give some kind of a spill about the park during the course, do anybody remember what they were talking about? I remember them telling us, as we passed the outlet mall that we should visit it before we left the grounds. I think they told us something about the ducks too. 'These ducks few all the way in from Canada for your viewing pleasure.'
When you went on the Sky Tower, they pointed out Charlotte and it's 3 tall building, NCNB, First Union & I think the Charlotte Plaza? Then on the other side was the tallest building in South Carolina, the 20 story unfinished Grand Hotel at Heritage USA. To the West there was always a plane landing at the airport. >>>>>For a country boy from Anson County all of this was big time city stuff.