Family Fun

October 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm 1 comment

While Ryan was away on vacation this past weekend, my dad, his girlfriend Pam, and her son Ben came to Wilmington for a quick weekend visit. It’s so nice to have a little piece of home every now and then. Even though they were only here for a short period of time, we made the best of it… Starting with some good eats!

We went to dinner Saturday night at The Copper Penny, a restaurant and grille in downtown Wilmington. The restaurant is decked out in Philadelphia garb, with Eagles and Phillies banners and pendants lining the walls. This was a perfect place to take my dad, as he was born and raised in Philadelphia. And to top it all off, the Phillies game was on at the bar. Clearly this is this spot in town for Phillies fans to come watch the game! The place was packed, the fans were getting into the game and the wings were AWESOME, per usual.

After dinner, we walked around downtown and caught the end of one of the most beautiful sunsets that I’ve ever seen down by the Cape Fear River.


That picture doesn’t do it justice. The silhouette of the USS North Carolina (or just the “Battleship” as we call it) was gorgeous in the background.

On Sunday morning, I took my guests to a brunch favorite of ours, Press 102. They have phenomenal french toast (with sliced bananas, chocolate swirls and powdered sugar Smile) and they surely did not disappoint! Afterwards, we walked around downtown a bit more to work off our brunch.



As much as I love summer, the fall-like temps have been feeling amazing this week, so it was nice to just be outside exploring.


We also took the pups for a walk to the local park when we got back to the house. And of course, Shelby got some more quality time with Grandpa! Winking smile



Such a good weekend! Hopefully the next will be just as lovely! Smile


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  • 1. Donna  |  October 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    beautiful sunset!!! i miss it 😦


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