Friday, July 29, 2011

Wrightsville Beach - Part 1

Last weekend, we celebrated my birthday with a little trip to Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, North Carolina. It was such a simple, sweet weekend with my little family yet I felt overwhelmed by how much God has blessed me.

We saw a beautiful sunset on our first night in town. This is near our hotel in Downtown Wilmington, which was next to the Cape Fear River. (Side note: do you remember that scary movie, Cape Fear? Whenever I hear the name of the river, I think of that creepy guy under the car.)

Wilmington, North Carolina by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

Back to the pretty sunset. =) See the U.S.S. North Carolina reflecting the sunset on the left side of this next picture?

Wilmington, North Carolina by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

Wilmington, North Carolina by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

The next day was my actual birthday and we spent the morning at the beach. Check out our photos from Wrighstville Beach here, but for now here are a few from my afternoon wanderings around Downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington, North Carolina by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

During Little Sweets' naptime, my Sweets (who is definitely a WonderDad, by the way) offered to stay at the hotel so I could have some relaxing time to myself. Is it sad that I was really excited to have some alone time on my birthday? I'm sure most moms can understand that. =)

Wilmington, North Carolina by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

While I was strolling, the skies opened and there was a huge thunderstorm, so these pictures made the town look very dreamy. For those of you who have never been to the Southern United States, it stays very warm on rainy days (it was over 90 degrees Fahrenheit). It was so humid that my camera lens kept fogging up.

Wilmington, North Carolina by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

I'll leave you with one more glimpse at the Battleship North Carolina. Pictures from the beach are coming soon!

U.S.S. North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

12 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like it was a wonderful day.

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  2. Beautiful pictures, especially those sunset pics!! It sounds like your had a wonderful birthday trip! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday...the photos are amazing. I love the sunset ones and also of the town:):)

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  4. Happy Birthday! Love what the fogged lens did to those pictures!

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday!! It looks like you had an awesome and relaxing time. I am a mom to 2 under 3 and I love having some alone time too. It is nice to be able to take a walk sometimes without someone crying, yelling, or screaming MaMa:)

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  6. I can totally relate to wanting some alone time as a mom :) That was my husbands gift to me as well last weekend for my birthday! I love all of your photos of this little town. We are going to Colorado next week and I am excited for all the photo opportunities on my daughter's first road trip.

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  7. What great photos!!! Oh and there's nothing worse than foggy lens lol ;)

    Lauralee

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  8. Happy Birthday! I am a native North Carolinian and I know Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach well. Love the pictures you chose to take! Have you ever been to Bald Head Island, just south of Wilmington? If not, add it to your list. It's a gem, too. :)

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  9. Happy Birthday!!! Your photos are gorgeous!

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  10. beautiful pictures! my little girl is two years old too, new follower
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  11. What a great place to spend a birthday! Beautiful pictures! Wouldn't it be lovely to have a sunset like that every night?

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