Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wilmington, NC - Part 3

My wonderful bride enjoying a walk around the motel grounds and waterfront.  

Even with the freezing temperatures there was still lovely plants to admire.

An area called the "Cotton Exchange" had many shops and restaurants to browse and enjoy.

Linda & I had a wonderful lunch at this German Cafe enjoying a Reuben sandwich and bratwurst with German potato salad and sauerkraut and German draft beer.

Later in the afternoon we enjoyed some ice cream at The Scoop

Saturday evening the boss took us to Paddy's Hollow for some of the best food I've had in a while. A great time was had by everyone.

Downstairs in the Cotton Exchange was an old wagon with a bale of cotton that may have been very old from the looks of it.

This was a picture on the wall near the wagon with the bale of cotton.

This was inside Paddy's Hollow with the boss's daughters on the left and my bride on the right, other employees in the center.

We left the motel and headed over to a shopping center and everything was closed on early sunday morning but we saw lots of cars at this place on the corner. Atlanta Bread, was an awesome experience. We had already ate breakfast at the motel but when we walked into this place we had to eat again. It was heavenly. They even have an item on the menu called "loaf of soup", serving soup in a bread bowl. 

For Lunch we stopped at Mama Fu's restaurant and left very satisfied and full for the trip home.

A very welcome sight after being away is the water tower and the Halifax exit sign letting us know that we have only about 3 more miles to go before home. It was a good weekend but home is the best place to be.


  1. Thanks, Odie, it's so great to see the places you go! Makes us want to be there with you!

  2. There's no place like home, Odie, but it seems you had a great time and enjoyed some fine meals. I would love to taste the crab cake platter at that restaurant. Glad you're back safe and sound, good buddy!

  3. What a lovely, quaint town to visit! It is fun to try different restaurants when you are traveling. When hubby and I went to the Sunshine Coast we couldn't believe how good the food was out in the middle of nowhere. So much better than the restaurant chains you see everywhere.

  4. NC is so beautiful. I miss the quiet laid back atmosphere there.

  5. I not only enjoyed seeing your selection of pictures taken over the weekend, but also hearing about all the lovely eats you enjoyed over the weekend. i thought Linda looked very nice in both captures, her casual walking gear and done up prettily for dinner in the evening. I would have enjoyed the German restaurant and Paddy's Pub, which looked so elegant inside. And I would have like it if you'd asked one of your colleagues to take a picture of you and Linda together at dinner.

  6. Great places you went to. Love the restaurants there. That German one sounded heavenly. There is nothing like your own bed though is there?

  7. it's sweet the way you call Linda your bride.