October 17, 2016

Fall 2016 Trip Day 3

Hey guys,

I hope you had a great weekend and sorry for not posting the last two days of my trip on Thursday and Friday. I was little busy working on the new house. We've been trying to figure out paint colors and flooring options at the moment. Our fridge is going to be delivered to day and that is the last of our appliances to be delivered. I can't wait for everything to finish coming together an to actually be able to move in. 

I filmed a house tour of what the house looked liked when we first got it and eventually I do plan to edit and post it on my YouTube channel whenever I get the free time to start/work on that. I also plan to film another house tour on Tuesday, which will mark two weeks of owning the house, to show how far we have come so far. We have gotten a lot accomplished but there is still so much more that needs to be done.

Anyways, on the 3rd day of our trip (which was my sisters actual birthday) we woke up and visited the USS North Carolina Battleship. This was my second time being on this ship and it definitely went a lot smoother than the first time. The first time I almost had a panic attack because I wasn't a fan of being inside the battleship with no windows and fresh air. Also, this time we visited parts of the ship that we didn't visit the last time so it was nice to see what else on/in the ship.

After, we left the battleship we drove back to our house and walked into town. The house below is one of them many adorable houses that are located all over Wilmington.
We decided to have lunch at the Front Street Brewery and to be honest, I had one of the best burgers I have ever had there. It was absolutely amazing and I totally recommend getting it if you like burgers (my sister also really loved it as well).
After lunch, we walked around town a little bit more and headed to The Cotton Exchange. This is basically a multi-level shopping plaza. It was stores located all over the place and there are also a couple different restaurants as well as some other food related places.
After we left The Cotton Exchange we did some more walking around town and we checked out some other stores. We made our way back down to the Cape Fear River and we took a trolley tour of the city. The tour is about 45-50 minutes long and I totally recommend taking it if you want to learn a little more about the history of Wilmington. 

Then, we headed back to our house, hopped in the car and drove to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Our plan was to watch the sunset on the beach, however, the sun ended up setting behind us because of the whole, "the sun rises in the east and sets in the west" thing which we totally forgot about and we currently were visiting the east coast of North Carolina. We did watch the sunset, it just happened to be from a dock instead of the beach haha. I would have included pictures but it was a very orange sunset and so none of the pictures are really that great.
We ended the evening by stopping at The Little Dipper, which is Wilmington's version of The Melting Pot. We ate at The Melting Pot last year for my sisters's birthday and it was my first time ever visiting and I have ever since become obsessed with their s'mores fondue! So I really wanted to go to their fondue restaurant and see try their s'mores fondue. 
It was really good however, The Melting Pot is way better. We went on a Sunday and they weren't very busy and we got stuck in like the back of the restaurant but technically it was the front, but it was really far away from where the kitchen was and where they had seated everyone else so we didn't really get the best of service. Our fondue was really good but they didn't turn the warmer on correctly and so it was cold when we started eating it. We eventually turned up the warmer and it turn out good great but another issue we had was that we ordered way too much. Well, we order exactly what we wanted but they just served us so much of each item. 

The restaurant was adorable and if you love fondue then I definitely recommend checking it out!

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XO, Steph


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