This week I wanted to check in and write yet another travel blog! I know Kyle and I visited Wilmington not too long ago but last time we went the brewery we wanted to try was closed! We love trying new beer and understood the circumstances, of course, but definitely made a mental note to visit as soon as it opened back up (it’s only 3 or so hours away so it is an easy trip)!
This time we decided to leave Pippa at home – we love her so much but she can be too much to handle sometimes. We wanted to leave Charlotte around ten with the intention of being there around 1ish. But, after going through the checklist, turning around a few times, getting coffee and snacks, we ended up leaving around noon.
Side note: On the way there I got really into the book I was reading. It is called The Last Mrs. Parrish. I had a customer sit at my table and tell me about it and I was hooked before she even left. It’s safe to say it’s worth the read.
I let Kyle pick out the hotel this time. Usually I am the travel nazi. I like to be there at a certain time, have everything planned to a t, and if things don’t go my way? Then I get upset (obviously a very unattractive trait and I’m working on it). With that being said, he ended up picking the most beautiful one bedroom right in the middle of downtown Wilmington.
After checking in, we scooted down to the Flying Machine (the brewery we wanted to try). The beer was incredible to say the least. They weren’t doing flights or tasters because of COVID so we didn’t get to try as many as we would have liked but the few we did get to try was worth the drive.
After drinks, we decided to walk around downtown and find a good place for dinner. We were in search of tapas style food but ended up picking Floriana. Each couple had their own private balcony that overlooked the ocean. We wined and dined ourselves, took in the view, and then decided to head back to the hotel. Like I said above we sat outside and chatted by the fire for awhile before bedtime.
The next morning we decided to walk to get some brunch. It was hotter outside than we anticipated, typical North Carolina, so we were definitely ready to sit down by the time we got there.
After breakfast we weren’t quite ready to hit the road so we decided to do some shopping. After hours of browsing and a few new shirts later – we decided to grab some matcha and ice cream and head back towards Charlotte.
Even though this trip wasn’t very action packed it was exactly what we both needed. Sometimes slowing down and being present in each moment is all you need. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.