Pizza and packing up: Kara Olsen dishes on first night in Charlotte

Pizza and packing up: Kara Olsen dishes on first night in Charlotte

Kara Olsen's first night in Charlotte was one she'll never forget.

The wife of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen arrived in the Queen City following a two-day drive from Chicago to North Carolina.

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Greg had unexpectedly been traded by the Bears to the Panthers, and Kara had to pack up the house, a newborn baby and two dogs and hit the road.

She arrived in Charlotte exhausted, but Greg had made plans for the couple to meet up with one of his new teammates and his family for dinner.

Going out to dinner and meeting new people were probably the two furthest things on her mind that night, but she went anyway.

Eight years later, sitting in the same spot in the same Myers Park pizza joint they went to that night, Kara laughs about her hectic first night in Charlotte.

In fact, the Olsens have been coming back to the Mellow Mushroom on Selwyn Avenue time and time again.

"This is a very special place to us, that's for sure," Kara said.

Check out the video below to hear more about Kara's move to Charlotte and find out what comes on the Mellow Mushroom's Black & Blue pizza.