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The two RV Gypsies took a day trip into Matthews in Mecklenburg County
(a suburb of Charlotte) in North Carolina
June 3, 2023

USA map showing location of North CarolinaNC map showing location of Matthews

History book"In the early 19th century, the new settlement that would become Matthews was unofficially named Stumptown for the copious amount of tree stumps left from making way for cotton farms. The community's name later changed to Fullwood, named after appointed area postmaster John Miles Fullwood. The establishment of a sawmill and the cotton and timber industry helped Fullwood change into a town. Prior to the first train arriving on December 15, 1874, Fullwood acted as a stagecoach stop between Charlotte and Monroe. The town was incorporated into a municipal corporation in 1879, and was renamed Matthews in honor of Edward Matthews, who was director of the Central Carolina Railroad, which would later become known as the Seaboard Air Line Railroad."

Matthews has a total area of 17.2 square miles, all land. Novant Health Matthews Medical Center is also located here.
(Above quote from,_North_Carolina)

Below: A nice mural on a wall in Matthews, NC

One of several flags downtown Matthews, NC

mural on a wall in Matthews NC street flaygs

Below: The two RV Gypsies took a walk and enjoyed the flowers.

a gian sunflower
Karen Duquette in the flowers daisies
flowers in Matthres NC flowers in Matthres NC

Below: Just as The two RV Gypsies safely crossed the railroad tracks, they heard a train whistle, so they waited a few minutes to take a photo of the train.

railroad crossing here comes the train

The two RV Gypsies stopped to eat at Grace O'Malley's Irish Public House - an Irish restaurant because Lee Duquette wanted something different to eat.
157 N. Trade Street, Matthews, North Carolina - phone: '704-443-7050

And as usual, they decided to eat outside because it was beautiful weather.

Grace O'Malley's Irish Public House

They enjoyed the outside patio. The food and service was good.

Lee Duquette on the outside patio outside Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub

Below: Lee Duquette liked the name of The Flying Biscuit Cafe, so Karen Duquette took a photo. But since they had already eaten, they did not go inside.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe

However, the two RV Gypsies stopped for an Ice Cream at 105 W. Charles Street in Matthews. All seating is outside. The ice cream was really good here because it was home-made.

The Local Scoop homemade ice cream Karen Duquette

Below: Karen Duquette made friends with a cow.

Karen Duquette made friends with a cow a cow seat

look below

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies The two RV Gypsies took a RV trip to take a zip line tour in Tabor City, SC. Plus they went to Myrtle Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, took a swamp boat ride and lots more.


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