16 April 2009

An Enchanting Visit

John's sister, Sarah, and her husband, Jason came to visit for their spring break.  We worked during the day while they self-toured some of NC's finest attractions, and at nighttime played a lot of "American Idol" on XBox 360.  On the weekend, we went to Wilmington, NC.  The historic city is home to USS North Carolina Battleship, enchanting Old Wilmington, Ft. Fisher, and the Orton Plantations, among many others.  If the Orton Plantation photos look familiar, it is the chapel where Mandy Moore got married in "A Walk to Remember."  It was absolutely breathtaking and, by far, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.  

John and I also celebrated our one year anniversary on Easter Sunday, April 12th.  We had a great visit with Jason and Sarah.  Thanks for coming, guys!  We hope you had a fun and relaxing time!

John and I are headed to Charleston, SC for our anniversary getaway this weekend.  More pics to come!

On the ferry crossing Southpoint to Ft. Fisher
The four of us

Our GPS as we crossed on the ferry

Live Oaks at Ft. Fisher...I loved these.
Ft. Fisher
My Sampson
At the Battleship

Walking the streets of Old Wilmington
Our starter home...riight.
Henrietta III on the Riverside
Onboard the Peacemaker
The Orton Plantations Chapel
More of Orton...
pink azalea
scroll garden

does anyone know flower this is??
The Plantation House, used as a hospital by federal troops during the civil war.  It was spared, making it the last of 35 plantations along the Cape Fear River...a lot of history here!
It was amazing.  The grounds were so well kept and no expense spared.  We saw 6 alligators in the lakes here!!  Who knew there were alligators in NC? (Not me.)


Emily said...

Love the pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time. Enjoy Charleston, it's a riot. AND, happy belated anniversary! It's crazy to think it's already been a year. Time flies, and we're getting old:)

Let us know if you're still looking for a dog-sitter, we're happy to help!

love from Raleigh.

DomestiKatie. said...

if that becomes your starter home, i volunteer myself to move in and be your in-home stylist and future nanny.

The Power Family said...

You're going to love Charleston!! I'm partial, but then again, I grew up there!! =] Next time you go, I will have to tell you some of the best places to go see!! Happy Anniversary!!

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