Every April, I have made it my duty to be in Charlotte to celebrate my godson's birthday with him. I have been there 6 years in a row and don't plan to miss a single birthday. During my last trip, we spent a day visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center. If you're a fan of the outdoors, this is an awesome amusement part of nature. The center hosts an annual "Hope Floats" duck race - and it includes thousands of rubber duckies - Ernie would love this event ;). Here are a few shots from the release on the rapids.