Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Little Sea Bathing....

Hello Friends,
Thanks for traveling to Wilmington, NC with me. On Saturday Rich and I decided to head to the beach. It has probably been about 4 years since I have put my toes in the Atlantic.
The mini club went off on a drive. I wasn't too keen to do that since I drive so much. They did set a record for the most cars ever on the Southport Ferry:)
Here is Wrightsville Beach. So pretty.


We went and played in the waves but the current was really strong. The temperature of the water felt wonderful and we probably would have stayed in longer.


Drying out :)
We only spent about an hour and a half on the beach. The traffic when we left was bad. I am glad we went early and left early. The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing until we had to drive over to the U.S.S. North Carolina for a mini photo shoot and dinner.


Here are some of the cars starting to line up.


More minis...


Getting ready for the group shot...


Hopefully I will get a copy of all the cars lined up in front of the battleship but they haven't been posted yet.


Then dinner on the deck of the ship. How cool is that?


Look at the table center pieces!


Look at the mini flag flying!


The weather was perfect. We sat with a lovely couple from Wake Forest, NC who had only had their mini for 3 weeks. Thank you to Flow mini of Raleigh for hosting the event. Dinner was great and the location couldn't have been better.



A gorgeous sunset. And we could tour the ship afterwards. What a memorable event. Next year they will be going to Asheville and the photo shoot will be at the Biltmore.




I worked some more on Margaret.


I finished the basket. I am loving the blues and greens in this sampler.


Some birds.


Now I will put her away until I head out on another adventure.

Have a great week!
Thanks as always for riding along.

Chris
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20 comments:

P.J. said...

Cool mini trip!! Nice progress too. I agree; I like the colors in that piece too.

Jackie said...

What a great adventure with your Mini-Group! It sounds like your group is pretty active.

Melissa said...

It looks like you had a lovely weekend and even got some stitching in! Margaret is looking great!

Vera said...

What a fun mini weekend!! Love those blue birds!!

Barb said...

It is so interesting that you have a traveling project! Thanks for the wonderful pictures of both the beach and dinner on the ship.It looks like a wonderful week-end!

Margaret said...

So much fun to see the pics from your Minipalooza experience! So does Mini organize these events, or just random mini owners? So cool about the battleship! I hope you get pictures of the minis in front of it!

Mouse said...

oooooo I always wanted my first car to be a mini .... sadly that was not ment to be ...lol nice setting they chose ....and love the colours on your piece too :) love mouse xxxxx

butterfly said...

What fun, when we were young we had a mini in every colour and a mini van mini club man , loved them and would go everywhere.
DH was the judge for the mini at the show the other week.
The setting was fab looks like you had a wonderful day again and your stitching looks beautiful.

cucki said...

What a fun mini weekend...
i Love those blue birds so muchhhhhhhhhhh
hugs x

Krista said...

Another fun adventure! That is so very cool you got to eat on the ship! Love the progress you are making on Margaret. Have a great week!

Brigitte said...

Your trip to the beach and sea bathing looks very relaxing.
You are right, the colour combo on Margaret is very beautiful.

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a fun day you must have had! And you even got some stitching in! Great pics...thanks for taking us along.
Robyn

meggie said...

Lovely photos, I wish I was on that beach right now!
Your stitching looks lovely (:

Shirlee said...

What a fun time Chris! You certainly have an exciting life : ) Margaret is looking beautiful! I'm so glad you are enjoying stitching again : )

Carol said...

I love all the little trips you and Rich manage to take, Chris--I really need to plan more outings like this! Looks like a great day and I do love your sampler--just beautiful :)

Vickie said...

Oh what fun!

Julie said...

Your trip looks fun.

Myra said...

What fun! And just look at that bathing beauty. :o)

Penny said...

I really enjoyed the pictures, Chris! Those little Minis are so cute. :) And I'm envious of your time on the beach - we didn't make it even once this year. Love seeing your progress on Margaret - so pretty!

Catherine said...

What a fun trip!! Love your stitches!