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North Carolinians are expected to travel in record numbers this Memorial Day weekend. According to AAA Carolinas, 1.2 million North Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more.

An ominous weekend forecast may change the shape of things but here’s some things to do if you don’t mind grabbing your galoshes and getting out anyway.

Well, the Coca Cola 600 and Memorial Day weekend go together like peanut butter and ladies. (You’re welcome for the “Talladega Nights” reference.)

WBTV’s Chief Meteorologist Al Conklin forecasts rain Sunday morning but predicts it should clear out before the green flag drops.

If you’re willing to brave the outdoors on Saturday and Sunday, the Whitewater Center could be the place for you.

You can start the weekend Saturday morning participating in the Memorial Day Trail Race with a length of five or eight miles for the running-inclined.

There are other options for activities and yoga and then a fireworks finish on Sunday evening if the weather allows it.

What about the great indoors? Town Brewing Company’s releasing their new hard teas.

The Loose Leaf Hard Teas come in three flavors: Peach Green Tea, Lemon Black Tea and Hibiscus Mango Passionfruit.

Craving a newly opened music space? Check out Goldie’s. It’s a new live music venue with a bar and two patios in Lower South End.

Goldie’s offers live music every day starting in June and also operates as a mini-food hall. The food choices include Goldie’s Kitchen, Tina’s Pizza and the Big Weiner hot dog cart.

Of course there’s always the option for your own cookout. 75% of people will do something for Memorial Day with backyard barbeques being the most common activity.

And! There’s a late entry to add to the list…

The frose-full brand new bar Co-Op is now open in South End. They have a wide variety of frose’s to try and are open as of today. Let’s go!

What do you like to do with the long weekend?