Clay Aiken – Exciting Things To Do and See

It’s Tuesday…In just a few days I will be on my way to Charlotte, NC to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary Champions Gala – National Inclusion Project.  I am getting so excited!  I hope I get to see many of you there!

While planning my trip to Charlotte, I came across a wonderful site that gave me some excellent suggestions of some “touristy” things I can do while there.  The site is called:

Charlotte – The Official Travel Resource.  The webpage is filled with so many exciting things to do and see in Charlotte. The following sections are great:

  1. Things To Do
  2. Dining Hot Spots
  3. Maps and Planning
  4. Just Beyond Charlotte

Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, located within Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Tours of the Latta home are guided, and tours of the grounds are self-guided.  Latta is also the home to rare and endangered breeds of historic livestock.  Historic Latta Plantation is 12 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC.

If time permits, I would love to visit:

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and Orchid Conservatory.  This site is called the Carolinas’ Garden for All Seasons. It provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature. Located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, gift shop and nature walk await the visitor. HGTV named it one of the nation’s “20 Great Gardens” and USA TODAY says the Garden is one of the nation’s best places to “welcome fall with a flourish.” Committed to horticultural excellence, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a must-see for all ages.

Anyone else think these might be fun to visit?


Over the week-end, a young actress posted a plastic water-bottle on e-bay.  It said:

Clay Aiken’s Joseph Back-Stage Water Bottle, Hand Written Label, Lime Green Palm

Clay answered:  I never used it once!  Yes. Joseph was fun. But that’s probably because there were no tacky and exploitive people in our cast!

The young lady still has the bottle for sale.  Late Monday night Clay tweeted…I think he just might have been a bit upset.

Please…no one buy from this tacky opportunist!!  I don’t know her.  -Clay Aiken (@clayaiken)

It must be difficult to see people trying to make money by using your name. You Go Clay!!


It’s time for a few Clay pictures…The following are ads  from different vendors for On My Way Here.

Nice Pictures!!

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