The family and I took a little mini vacation. We went to Wilmington, NC, to see the Battleship and do a little sight seeing. I was actually born in Wilmington but because my mother was military we moved around quite a bit when I was young. I wanted to show the kids where I was born. I remember before we moved from NC going to see the Battleship and thought it was the coolest thing.
We actually stayed in Carolina Beach at an awesome hotel. We were on the 8th floor. We actually had a two room suite, the kids were so excited, they thought it was an apartment. Our room was the second one down on the right. Exciting huh – lol.
Pigges and PIgger got to come on the trip also! Those lucky pigs!
The first night we swam in the pool and hot tub.
We also dipped our tootsies in the ocean. It was very cold. The sky was overcast so it was a little chilly while we were there.
Here is a view from our balcony.
We had dinner at this place, Havana’s. Oh my goodness, I do believe it was the best seafood I have had in a very long time. Pricey but worth every penny and then some. We all decided we would like to make a special trip just to eat dinner here again.
The second day we went to see the Battleship.
With our trusty Captain and First Mate I am sure we will make it safely out of port. (I think that is what they call it – I was Air Force, I am not sure what the Navy ranks are.)
My hubby was wearing two hats while we were at sea, the Chef and the Post Master, oh wait, that is what he is at home
Honestly, Natalie and I got a little bored towards the end, but we fought back the yawns and tried to have a good time.
When you arrive they snap a quick picture of you and then stick you in different images. We bought the cd because it was kind of funny, plus I think this is the first time in a while we were all in the same shot.
For lunch we ate an an awesome deli and ice cream shop. My husband got the hot dog with chili, topped with Fritos, yes I said Fritos, the corn chips. I tasted it and it was actually pretty good. We also did a little shopping at the Cotton Exchange.
We had a great time and it was so nice to get away. I think poor little Louise wanted us gone a little longer though. When I went to pick her up she wasn’t at all excited to see me. I think she was spoiled while we were away.
Now I am off to do some crafting or sleeping. I just got off work and it is raining, perfect sleeping weather but I am motivated to create so I am torn. Have an awesome day and don’t forget to find a little stitching time!