Friday, February 09, 2007

Catching Up...

Thirteen Reasons I Love Wilmington, NC

1. Memories - high school was a great time for me, and all four years were spent running in and about Wilmington.

2. J. Michael's Philly Deli - the most marvelous cheese steak sandwich on the face of the earth. That sandwich, pickle, and sweet tea - I want it right this second.

3. The view at night when driving over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge - the riverfront is always lit up and the river sparkles with the reflection.

4. Walking by the river - it's pretty, the shopping is fun, and the food is good. It's the ultimate hangout area.

5. Playing checkers in the window of Port City Java, sipping a mocha shake and people watching.

6. The historical houses - a candle-lit tour of the historical district is still on my to-do list, as well as a ride through the area in a horse drawn buggy. Gorgeous.

7. Easy beach trips - picnics, walks, swimming...

8. Day trip options - there's the aquarium, the Battleship, museums - a great place to drag a kid around.

9. It's so easy to convince yourself that you're on vacation - throw on flip-flops, mingle with tourists, stay out late!

10. Water, water, water - I love seeing it and it's everywhere...

11. The Salt Shaker bookstore/coffee's out of the way, super peaceful, and the ideal place to coop up with a book when you don't want to be bothered.

12. The Thalian Theatre - it's a historical theatre where productions are staged and artsy films are shown. A movie seems much more important when you're sitting in a fancy balcony.

13. The opportunities to catch various Hollywood film crews in action - and the chance to star in films yourself! (Okay, so I didn't exactly have a main role...but Carrie, Betsy, and I totally rocked our 'extra' parts in that movie....I definitely consider us movie stahhhhs....)

I miss thee, O Wilmington, Port City of my dreams!

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