Since leaving Twentynine Palms and realizing we missed out on some touristy opportunities in that region, we’ve made a vow to really properly explore the areas we are stationed in. We spent an afternoon in Wilmington and had an amazing time, the city is truly wonderful and I have been eager to go back and explore since we left.
We started our afternoon touring the USS North Carolina Battleship.
This was such a fun boat to experience with great history. Did you know there have been numerous USS North Carolina ships in history?! I didn’t.
Elizabeth enjoyed walking around holding hands with us on the teak flooring on the deck of the ship.
After exploring the USS North Carolina we had dinner at Front Street Brewery (conveniently located on Front St) which was phenomenal! The fried pickles were to die for, but I’m a huge fried pickle fiend so it’s difficult to not impress me if those are on your menu.
After dinner we took a horse drawn carriage ride through historic Wilmington. The horses were beautiful grey percherons pulling an old trolley car. We explored a few blocks of historic homes but didn’t learn nearly as much as I had expected us to, mainly just a quick sentence or two of about 10 homes throughout the trip. What made the tour worth it was the pure bliss Elizabeth showed from the horses the entire tour.
She truly is an animal lover.
I am hoping to get us back down to Wilmington to further dig into what the city has to give and hopefully get some better photos because these do not do anything justice.