|Surf City Pier|
|Autumn and I get photo bombed.|
|Riley and Auntie Em on our one cloudy day. Didn't hold us back much.|
|Riley wanted to be a mermaid too, but with separate legs. She was adamant.|
|Playing with Grandma in the Surf.|
|My beautiful mom and grandma. They are so awesome.|
To keep things interesting, we had several off-beach excursions as well: the Wilmington aquarium and Children's Museum, the battleship U.S.S. North Carolina, kayaking and paddle-boarding, the ferry to Southport for shopping, mini-golf, local restaurants and sea food, are a few that come to mind. There was also a most memorable seafood night sponsored by Grandma and Aunt Mel right at home: shrimps and fish and shrimp stew on grits and hushpuppies. I think all tolled we had 18lbs of shrimp and 10 lbs of fish thanks to a lack of communication amongst the shoppers so we were stocked for the week.
The U.S.S. North Carolina: I instigated this venture. History! Riley and Joe loved it too. The climbing up and down ladders and the "booms" were their favorites.
|The most mournful "See ya later, alligator," you've ever seen - he did not want to leave it!|
|On the way, Dad let the girls pick out hats for their game. Riley of course got a pink fedora. "It's the pinkest hat I've ever seen!"|
Children's Museum in Wilmington: