There's a lot to do in Wilmington, and we tried to do it all. Allen wanted baby back ribs, so it was Hell's Kitchen Friday night followed by a children's play (at adult prices) called The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Cute! Most of the time we walked about and went shopping. Norma found some great holiday (Chanukah) gifts. We topped the first day with a dozen fresh oysters at the Shucking Shack and margaritas during happy hour. This was followed by some good gumbo for Allen at another restaurant and a Philly Cheesesteak (it had a really cool name on the menu, something like get your cheesestake or something more clever than that.) for Norma which she took home and had the other half for lunch the next day. The coolest bit about the city is that they love pelicans as much as I do.
During the day, Norma went to the Post Office to mail grandkids and Adam some gifts and then off to the Museum of the Bizarre. She had fun scaring herself and enjoyed the Mirror Maze the most. Lots of pink hat pictures in the museum. Meanwhile, Allen went to the Railroad museum which he really enjoyed. RR's are one of his past and future digital projects among other things. As an adolescent, Allen was into N-scale model railroading.
Dollar General Express is a great little store for provisioning. The most important ingredient there was the chocolatre hazelnut spread--so yummy, and it served as a frosting to Norma's microwaved chocolate chip cake. Friday night in Wilmington means the small city is alight with festive designs, lots of beer joints, music coming from several pubs, and some fancy restaurants along Front, Water, and Second streets. Nice Place.
By the way, if you are constant reader of this blog, you will see that we keep taking "hat pictures." A bookletwill be coming from all those over many years.