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My husband and I are at the Wilmington KOA in Wilmington, NC for the weekend. We came here for the Aquarium, North Carolina Battleship, and the beaches. We got an added bonus when we got here as the Azalea festival is going on this weekend. The waterfront has all sorts of music, food and fun. The Tallship "Peacemaker" is in port and allowing tours onboard. We love Tallships and went on a cruise on the "Pride of Baltimore" Tallship when it was in Portsmouth NH a couple of years ago. Awesome. Anyway, we walked the whole boardwalk on the riverfront in shirt sleeves. It was very windy, but also very warm - mid to high 70's. It feels so good after all the rain and cool weather we have had on this trip so far. The KOA is very nice. We made a reservation on-line and asked for 30-amp. When we got here they did not have a 30-amp that would hold our 39' motorhome so they gave us the 50-amp upgrade for free. Sweet! Most KOA's have dog parks which is really nice. We have a 5 yr old female peke named Keoke that loves to travel with us. She can get testy around other dogs when on the leash, but gets along with the same dogs when off the leash in a dog park. She loves all people of all ages, babies thru the elderly.
Earlier this week we toured parks and gardens in Greensboro, NC and then went to Richard Childress Vineyards for a wine tasting (3rd time there). It is a replica Italian villa and is gorgeous - Lexington, NC. Then we went to Asheboro, NC to go to the Zoo, but it was very rainy so passed on that. We did check out an Orchid Farm in Seagrove, NC which seems to be the pottery capital of at least NC. The orchids were breathtaking. She had at least 220 different types. She brings her orchids to shows.
Can't wait for the Aquarium tomorrow.
Saturday we went to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. It was okay, not nearly as big as the one in Atlanta. They are going to have an albino alligator starting May 29, so we didn't get to see it. We then went to Fort Fisher Historic area where they still have some of the cannons from the civil war. They had a reenactment where they loaded and shot off a cannon, in full rebel garb. Then we did a tour of the Battleship North Carolina. It took us almost two hours to tour the whole ship. It was unbelievable. We saw the engine rooms, ammo supply rooms, galleys, quarters, captains quarters, "war" rooms, and on and on. We even went inside a Turret to see where they loaded the cannons. They also had a plane on the deck. I have never seen anything so complex. Today we went to Wrightsville Beach, but got kicked off as they do not allow dogs. Went to a park instead and had a picnic lunch and watched a football game. Visited with many nice people here in the park.
See my profile for pictures.