Residence Inn Wilmington Landfall
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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 ...
... stay at a Motel 6 on my way to DC to break up the drive. But I cancelled that and extended my stay in Wilmington.
I went to the beach a couple of times. Again, a beautiful beach. But both days were pretty windy and chilly and there were zillions of spring break folks everywhere.
Only took two pictures - the beach and the great fire I built. Sorry there aren't more. I guess I was just too busy enjoying my time there ...
... several hundred sailors are away at sea for months on end. What was really interesting was the actual sailors written description of things like the cockroaches and other insects that got into the flour and so into their bread, they called it raisin bread, that they would pick out but obviously eat too. Also the severe restrictions on fresh water, showers were water on for a couple of seconds, then soap yourself, ...
... 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 ...
... temps went down to the 30s. Around 2am I was roused by a bright light and thunderous crash right over head, this startled me and I immediately sat up to track the storm that was now tinkling teaspoons of rain droplets over my tent. I did the, 'watch for lightning count seconds between the thunder crashing'...there were no seconds between the two... sure enough the storm was directly over head, directly above the towering pines surrounding me. The rain didn't grow much ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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