Jameson Inn Wilmington
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Eastern North Carolina barbecue is unique as the BBQ sauce is made from a vinegar base with hot pepper. We stopped at a Smithfield BBQ restaurant for a pork barbecue lunch complete with hush puppies, cabbage slaw, and potato salad. Wilmington was established as a port city in 1739 and is also well known for its beaches. Jan and ...
... They like being home for the holidays.
What did I Learn:
- Campgrounds can really have totally different feels, energy to them. All depends on the people running them. Just like any company huh??
- I wish I had stayed pool side rather than going to the beach, the one day I had for sunning. Oh well, it is always good to be at the beach, but not in the wind and chill.
- Ice cream cures all.
We had planned to visit USS North Carolina but it was raining very hard, not good to look round a warship so Peter went to the small grocery store and bought bacon, eggs & tomatoes for breakfast, also English muffins but then found there was no toaster - still was a good breakfast. I did some washing in the laundry but they wouldn't sell me any detergent so I just used the washing up liquid that was there, better ...
... Carolina and as we drive along on the highway I see something on the road in front, it's a tiny Chihuahua, Peter moves to the other lane but as I look behind I just hope the truck behind sees it too as it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. We decide to stop at Wrightsville beach just outside Wilmington and find the Silver Gull motel for $75 tax, take a look at the room & it's fine although needs updating but still it's clean with ...
... back to Southport. The neighboring towns were strip malls of ACE hardware, Walmart, Bank, etc...things I don't like to see when I'm "on the road." I realized however the difference between cycling and backpacking is that in the wilderness you are surrounded only by yourself, your ideas, your visions. When your cycling roadways humans have influenced your visions, sights, feelings. Conclusion: I sometimes need to stick to country roads or get a more mountainous touring ...
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