a weekend away

With work, school starting up, me starting online courses, and weekend activities it’s been hard to get away. However last weekend we were invited to a family friends beach house and even though in the middle of winter I jumped at the opportunity. It calling for 55F and cloudy with 40% change of rain wasn’t going to stop…

save the turtles

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center can be found on Topsail Island. This is a hospital for sick and injured sea turtles, so don’t come expecting the turtles to be on exhibits like in an aquarium.  However, you can really get a good up close look at the sea turtles. The organization is run entirely by volunteers,…

battleship at the beach

There’s nothing better than an educational weekend away. The USS North Carolina is one place we like to visit to do such. It is conveniently located right across the river from downtown Wilmington. You’re allowed to walk the decks and go down into the heart of the ship allowing you to get the feel of what it…