We started the day at the NC Aquarium- Fort Fisher, about a half hour south of our hotel in Wilmington.
The kids love checking out the alligator exhibit-- especially seeing Luna, the albino alligator!
Fun at the aquarium!
We walked around outside the aquarium for a bit-- the kids thought the giant frogs were fun to "ride" and we spotted a family of seven (!!) turtles on a log.
On our way back north, we stopped at Carolina Beach for donuts from the legendary Britt's Donut Shop-- we actually planned out our days according to the Britt's opening schedule so that we could make sure to have their delicious, hot from the fryer donuts! And they did not disappoint-- so make sure to go if you're ever in CB!! And since we were there, we stopped at the Fudgeboat for some fudge to go!
- We spent the afternoon playing at Wrightsville Beach -
- Sweet Ellie -
Nick found a little crab and he and Ellie had a blast playing with it for awhile.
These kids could spend hours at the beach-- and they did! They played and played and played... until it got too windy and cold and we headed back to Wilmington for dinner (pizza!) and bed.