|Wilmington Fishing Pier|
Nothing quite melts the cold of winter like thoughts of a favorite beach. The Texas Gulf Coast is home to me and spending time on the beach never grows old.
Today, however, I'm looking out the window at a North Carolina beach - Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington. It is December and the weather ranges from warm one day to cold the next, and back to somewhere in between. While I read posts of "minus zero" degrees throughout the Midwest, I'm thankful for the opportunity to enjoy and explore North Carolina.
But back to the beach. It is easily accessible from a number of beach access points. The sand is clean and white, and so far I've not seen any trash. I noticed a park bench at several accesses - a great place to while away a few minutes or more.
Located on the southern North Carolina coast, the area is apparently a favorite spot for boating. Ranging from runabouts to sailboats, yachts and fishing boats, the Intracoastal Waterway is home to just about any kind of boat your heart desires.
|Cape Fear River|
I find the Intracoastal Waterway of special interest because it runs down the Atlantic Coast and along the Gulf Coast to its end in south Texas at South Padre Island.
|Prickly Pear Margarita|
I always love checking out Mexican restaurants and found K38 delicious, starting with my prickly pear margarita. I tried a chicken fajita burrito and a side of queso. Good food!
We also tried Sweet and Savory, which offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, I tried the Southern Chicken Biscuit, and loved it. Joyce tried the Eggs Benedict served on focaccia bread, and she cleaned her plate.
Tomorrow afternoon I head back to Raleigh-Durham International Airport but in the morning, I plan to enjoy sand and surf.