Thursday, May 24, 2012

North Carolina Adventure - Day 2

On Saturday we left the city and headed to the coast.  I am drawn to the ocean.  I don't know why as I certainly did not grow up near one.  The power of the water there just thrills me, though.  It was a couple hours to get there but sooooo worth the drive!  We ate lunch along the way then headed to the beach.  Here, let me show you...

 Sara and Ben


Mike and I... I just love eating outside!  

 I loved the dog!

Cowboys at the beach.  I wonder if they took the hats off to swim.

 Ben was determined to teach Sara to body surf.  I tried it but you won't be seeing those photos!

The beach was absolutely littered with shells.  It was so pretty.

That's me (bottom right) waiting for the waves.  We didn't know it but there was a tropical storm, Alberto, off the coast.  The waves looked a LOT bigger close up.  It was fun but rough.  Nevertheless, I was just so happy to be there.

From the beach we drove to Wilmington, a town full of American History.  I really enjoyed looking at old houses.  Many had little historical signs telling about the original occupants... so cool!

Such a fun day!


affectioknit said...

It's such fun to see NC through someone else's eyes...I grew up there and taught high school in Raleigh...we often went to the coast from glad you're having fun there...

~Have a lovely day!

Maria Rose said...


Petra said...

Wrightsville Beach? Johnny Mercer's or Crystal pier? I get the two confused. We lived in Wilmington for many years. I had my babies there. One still lives there with his wife and my grand-cuties. Glad to see you having fun! Blessings!

Pam Brewer said...

Such fun to visit adult children in the places they've made their homes.

Susan Struck said...

Yes, it was a fun time!

Petra, it was Wrightsville Beach but I don't know the name of the pier. I just loved being at the beach!

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