not-so-beachy vacation

Dave and I have decided we really love Wilmington, North Carolina. Our vacation so far has been great. Cocktails in the evening, naps during the day – basically an ideal vacation. Neither one of us can remember the last time we did this, so obviously it’s been way too long.

Of course, there is the small issue that we came to Wilmington to go to the beach, and Catie, um, well, pretty much hates the beach.

Catie & Dave

this face just about sums up her feelings on the beach

Really, I should’ve known. She hates all forms of dirt and messiness. This is a kid who eats a cookie and then immediately says “oh no! Mess!” and gives me her hands to wipe off. So why we thought she’d dig the sand? Um, yeah. Not our brightest move. The hotel pool, on the other hand, was a much bigger hit.

Catie in her pirate ship float

Tonight, we went to check out downtown Wilmington, which was a lot of fun. We had a fabulous dinner (actually, all of our meals here have been amazing; we’ve really lucked out). I didn’t really know anything about Wilmington before this trip, but it’s really a very cool town.

my 2 Wilkinsons on Wilkinson Alley

Tomorrow we head home; we’re going to try to swing by the aquarium first, to let Catie check out the fishies & burn off some energy so she’ll sleep on the way back.

Hope everyone else is having a nice holiday weekend!

4 thoughts on “not-so-beachy vacation

  1. YAY! I’m glad your having fun! Good thing you got the sickies out of the way before you left!

  2. Wilmington is a really fun town, and nearly all their restaurants are some of the best around. I love the downtown the most, but I’m not a huge fan of sand and surf (except in the wintertime). Catie and I are birds of a feather. Elizabeth LOVES the sandy beach. If we all go together someday, you, Tony and Dave can take Elizabeth and Austin to the beach and I’ll take Catie partying downtown. We can cruise for cute Coast Guard toddlers and ice cream. 😉

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