Monday, February 18, 2008

Wilmington, NC

Recently I took an overnight trip to Wilmington, NC. Since I will be leaving SC soon, I have written down several places I want to visit before I leave the area. It wasn't too hard to convince Natalie to come along, since she has been wanting to get to the beach.

So off we went, for a beautiful day for the beach! As we drove into town, we were treated to the immaculately maintained historic district. This area, along the waterfront, is full of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. After finding a parking spot and a shop owner that didn't mind giving change for the meters, we jumped on a horse carriage for a tour of the town. The horses name was Ned and he knew exactly where to go. As we moseyed along the bricked streets, we were entertained by the drivers stories and knowledge of the area. It was a very relaxing way to start out the day.

The remainder of the morning was spent walking around checking out shops, looking at the Battleship North Carolina across the river, and eating lunch outside on a deck over looking the river.

After all this activity, we headed to the beach! The Eastern US coast is not exactly known for its beautiful beaches, but Wrightsville, NC has a pretty nice beach when compared with other east coast beaches. It was about 70 degrees outside, so it felt good to be outside and soak up the sun. As for the water, only my foot made it was freezing!

At night we checked out a local bar that served Magic Hat beer. The band that played was called, Yesterday's Gravy. The group had a couple of good moments, but overall I was just happy drinking a great beer and chatting away.

The next morning we woke up with an awesome view of the ocean from the balcony. Soon thereafter we got hungry. So, we packed up, walked out on the beach for a few minutes and headed back to the car and started our way back to Columbia, SC.

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