be prepared for a picture overload!
On the way down, we decided to stop in Wilmington to see the USS North Carolina Battleship. The tour itself is a 3 hour tour, and we didn't want to spend that much time there, so we just took a few(OK...a lot of pictures) pictures outside.
Once we got to the "tin can condo" and unloaded, we headed to the beach. There were tons of seashells on the beach. It was cold and windy, but we managed.
And we wrote Tuesday's name with shells
Saturday morning, much to our surprise, we woke up to rain! What do we do? We had plans to head to the beach and do a few other out door activities. We decided to head to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
After the aquarium, since it was still raining, we found a gazebo on the beach and had a picnic lunch. While eating, Jess and Corrine spotted dolphins in the water. I did not get any good pictures of them, but my sister did, I will have to get them from her. After we ate, the girls fed bread to seagulls. I am sure that I have not mentioned this on my blog, but I am one of those who hate the people who feed the birds on the beach! Don't they know that is why they hover! Anyway, since there was no one trying to lay out, peacefully, I let the girls do it. It was CRAZY! Dozens of seagulls showed up. The girls literally had to run through them to get to the beach.
Sunday morning we got up and headed to the beach again. Jessica has been with my sister several times this time of year and has found several sand dollars and wanted to head out early to see if she could find any. We didn't find any whole ones, but still had a great time. The girls all wrote their names in the sand.