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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wilmington, North Carolina!

Hello there! A few weeks ago my family and I took a little weekend road trip to Wilmington, North Carolina.  Those are always fun especially when they are spontaneous.  
We actually went to go meet some good friends of ours who are considering moving to Wilmington, NC.
One of our first stops on the list was the USS North Carolina!

across TTThe river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits.

Step back i Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns

My boys truly enjoyed this day! I would recommend the tour for everyone who visits Wilmington.

Not easy though, going up and down the tiny little stairs. The young men back then were very small.
All about a 26 wasteline, which is pretty small.

Aside from the wondeful tourism, we also visited a few beaches.  Wilmington has gorgeous beaches, and I was pretty in aw over the sprawling white sands.

This is one aspect of South Florida, I am certain my husband misses.  The BEACH!

We managed to squeeze in a little shopping and walking the down town area as well.

It was nice to see Alex with his BF together.  They are more like brothers.  Friends since Alex  was 13 months old.

I can only imagine their conversation, I am thinking, all about

My friends are definitely leaning toward a move there

 If you live there or know anyone who does, I would love to hear more about it.  The nice thing for us, is that it is only 3 hours away.  Who knew? I never realized how close we are.
I will say it was a boring 3 hour drive, all back roads from here.

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Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Wilmington looks beautiful Debbie. I haven't ever been there and have always wanted to go. My oldest daughter used to drive there once a month to see her friends at UNCW. We're definitely going to have to plan a trip!

February 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Deserae said...

Looks like a fun place to visit...I have never been but will be it on my list of places to visit!!
Have a great week :o)

PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)

February 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I think I have been to Wilmington when I was a kid. Pretty pictures.

February 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Bliss said...

If you hear sirens 3 hours away in the direction of the USS North Carolina, don't worry it's just me - my rear end got wedged in one of those narrow stair ways. Thanks for the heads up, I'm crossing this off my list, I'll just send the flat butt men in my family.


February 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks like a fun time, my husband loves taking tours like that he is such a history buff! Beautiful pics of the beach too Debbie.

February 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Nice weekend get away Debbie. I think we will be hitting NC here soon for a 4 day trip. Thanks for sharing USS NC, my hubby and son would love it.

February 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love this review. So nice to see a new famIly friendly spot to go :0)

February 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I have never been there. Now, I think it looks like a place on the "to see" list. We usually do the outer banks when we do the beach in NC. I would try Wilmington. It's sort of on the way to DC too.

February 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

It looks beautiful. I have never been there but I hope to at some point.

February 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I've been through there once...didn't have a lot of time to spend unfortunately. The beach photos are to die for! Glad you had a fun trip.


February 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Beautiful area! Thanks for sharing! I hope your friends like their new home if they decide to move!

February 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

It looks like a beautiful place! You've taken some great photos too.

February 6, 2012 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Creations By Cindy said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

February 6, 2012 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Boy, he is really starting to look like his Dad alot! Looks like a fun trip.

February 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

Well, I've kinda~sorta been there now =) My guys would love the ship. Jim is a Navy guy. Looks like fun was had by all!

February 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I would love to see that part of the USA!!! That pic of the two boys on the bed is great! Everyone needs a friend like that!
Hey, in answer to your question...NO, I have never misbehaved at a company party! I don't even drink more than one glass or wine, if at all.
My husband changed jobs right before the holidays. It was a huge move. He has been with our family business for 23 years. I don't speak of it on my blog out of respect for my mother. That was the very first mention I have ever made of him at a new job. It was a good move. But it was also a huge change for everyone.
: ) Kris

February 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Nancy's Notes said...

Wonderful area! Would love to visit there too!

February 6, 2012 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I loved your pictures! I would love to visit there and move there! However, my husband is a firefighter and I can't talk him into an early retirement! LOL So happy I found your blog - following you! :)
Clydia {}

February 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

Oh that looks like a GREAT historical tour and fun place to visit... Enjoyed seeing all your Lovely photos.. :)

February 6, 2012 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Maki said...

Debbie, sounds like a great trip. So good that the boys enjoyed it,as well.

Hugs, Maki

February 6, 2012 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Thanks for the visit, I've never been but would love to go! Love the photos!

February 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wilmington looks like an interesting place to visit or live, nice to know if your friends do move there they won't be far away, your son sure looks like his Dad, he's really growing!

February 6, 2012 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Looks beautiful!

February 7, 2012 at 1:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Florida beaches! I'm from CA but used to spend my summers in Florida at the beach with my grandparents. They are my favorite beaches in the world!

February 7, 2012 at 4:30 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Looks like a day the boys definitely enjoyed! Sorry I don't know a thing about Wilmington. Looks like a nice town though.

February 7, 2012 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Great pictures! Looks like you had the perfect weather for the trip! Thanks for sharing.

February 7, 2012 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

We're a 2 hour drive from Wilmington. We love going down to the coast to visit Wrightsville Beach. And, I love the old houses around Market Street and the Riverfront! We have friends that live in Wilmington. It's a nice area. Some of the surrounding parts are more rural. Surprisingly, even though our friends live in Wilmington, they rarely go to the beach. If I lived there, I would be at the beach everyday!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

February 7, 2012 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Dusty McRae said...

Love your pics and I especially love your blog title, so cute. New Linky Follower!!

February 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that part of the state! It would be great to be close to the beach and closer to your family! Looks like you had a fun weekend!

February 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That looks like a beautiful place. I've never been there, but my mom and her husband are regular visitors of the beach. They love how quiet it is there.

February 7, 2012 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I soo love Wilmington!...It is beautiful there...We miss the beaches of South Florida too...Lived there most of my life then relocated to North Central Fla and then to North Carolina. We go to Wilmington a lot..have friends who live close by...We also have friends whose daughter lives there and her hubby is the Asst. Basketball Coach for UNC/Wilmington...they love it there...A great place to live and raise children! I really feel your friends would be happy there..

February 7, 2012 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Beautiful pictures of a wonderful trip!!! It is amazing to find the awesome places you can go that are only a few hours away!!

February 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Debbie, so nice to see you highlight Wilmington! We live about 30 minutes from Wilmington, and our businesses are both there. My husband was raised in the city and I graduated from UNCW. It is a great town! If you ever come back, let me know. I'd be glad to suggest some great places to eat and shop. Glad you had a great trip! :)

February 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Still in Fl, so i am catching up here this a.m. love those pictures of the boys and the sailboat one is perfection, love your new guest room i have to come stay there it is so inviting, can i come? Also being from Seattle area we see a million ferns and I am sure i have them all over my back yard it looks familiar..I too can't wait for spring and flowers, everything is so boring one color...hey also your photography is so beautiful, I just love what you can do with your pictures...magazine worthy! Going home Saturday, i will miss this place!

February 9, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

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