Seriously, my roommate's mom used to make fun of what old ladies we were because she would stay out being a party animal when we'd go on vacations and my roomies and I would be dead to the world asleep. I never actually was a wild and crazy college kid that spent Spring Breaks in Panama City doing typical college kid things.. We were such hags now that I look back at it, but in our defense we were really, really cool hags!
So today I am going to share with you are super rad awesome Spring Break trip to Wilmington, NC!!
My roommates and I used to love One Tree Hill. We were not obsessed, but we were pretty hooked on the show. Megan, my other roommate--yes, there were two of us, would read on the message boards for spoiler alerts, and would see where you could actually go and see all the houses and sets from the show in Wilmington. So, since we had nothing better to do for the upcoming break from school we decided to head up I85 and see what the beautiful North Carolina had to offer us.
I played the role of cruise director, Megan played the role of making sure we didn't miss any of the important things. We started by printing off all the addresses of the places we wanted to visit, which included the restaurants we'd be eating at for dinners and such. It was elaborate I even had it down to price range and recommended dishes for some places. We tossed in a map of downtown, and a few other attractions people from the message boards had recommended. I was excited because it was another excuse to label something! I wish I still had that binder. It was quite impressive for half an afternoon of procrastinating doing homework.
So, off we went all 400+ miles to sweet Wilmington!
No, we did not plan to match. Megan and I got dressed in Ashlyn's guest room, and we really didn't think much of it since she had on a different shade of red. (Besides, we were still recovering from a somewhat startling moment in the middle of the night where someone shut the garage door in the middle of the night. At that point, we were both just happy we were alive--yes, it was that scary.) Next thing we knew Ashlyn stepped out from across the upstairs den wearing the exact same shirt as I was. Oh well... hater's gonna hate.
Connecticut, our family pumpkin that is the size of a small state, somehow made the journey with us.
Finally getting off the interstate!
Are we there yet?
Before you get the river court, this is the first site you'd see. A FLIPPING huge battleship! I would have never guessed that htis massive piece of iron sat right next to the darling, beloved river court.
There she is in all of her grace and wonder. If you're also a Dawson's Creek fan, you'll notice the buildings in the background which are frequently shown in that series as well. The restaurant Joey worked at is adjacent to the brick building!
This semi was exciting to see, because we were able to put two and two together that they would be filming at that location soon!
We found a souvenir shop and got ourselves some Tree Hill t-shirts, and tried to see if we could recognize any other landmarks. After we ran out of stuff to do in the bustling city, we went back to our hotel to rest up and get ready for another fun day of site seeing!
To be continued..