Saturday morning, the temperature was 75 degrees and not a cloud to be seen in the sky! ...Beautiful day!!! Not a day to stay home and look at this....
I bet some of you thought I was kidding when I said I had a toilet on the front porch! Unfortunately I was not, but am SO HAPPY to report, it is now back in it's appropriate place! Someone, (noone is owning up to it), decided that it would be real funny to put the pumpkin on top and make it a part of my fall vignette! I didn't find it that amusing! ...well, maybe just a little, but they will never know! :)
Anyhow, Ashley and I decided to go into Wilmington to the annual Riverfest! My mom lives half way between my home and Wilmington, so we stopped by to see if she wanted to go with us. She protested, stating all the things she needed to stay and do! But it was a "no excuse, we are playing hooky, kind of day," so off we went, with Nana in tow!
As you can see in the picture below, the turnout this year was incredible! I didn't get any pictures of the crafts or food vendors. It was just too crowded! But it was nice just to be in the midst of the festivities and hear the live music, and feel the glorious sunshine! :)
If you watched the TV series, Matlock, on air from 1986-1995, you will recognize the Federal Courthouse, Downtown. If you look in the center of the picture, there is a large beautiful fountain at the top of the stairs.
Segments of ONE TREE HILL, were filmed around the buildings and river boardwalk in the next few pictures.
Cape Fear River Bridge, the "Entrance to the City," in the background...
And what is a port city without a few PIRATES...
This was a pleasant sight to behold, a beautiful "garden" on the balcony outside the top story of an old renovated brick building...
Thalian Hall, which houses City Hall and a beautiful theater that still operates, "Opera House" Live Productions. ....celebrating 150 years!
The Old Courthouse Downtown...
The USS North Carolina Batteship Memorial, across the Cape Fear River. A Car Show was being held on the grounds in conjunction with RiverFest.
...off on a small tangent... For those of you that live in NC and get OUR STATE Magazine, the Battleship and it's "shadowy~guests" are featured this month.
Ashley wanted to hit Plato's Closet, while we were in town. It is a resale shop for Teens, and I believe it is a chain like Once Upon a Child, just for older kids.
I liked to have fainted and fell out...really I did! ...when I spotted these Donald Pliner heels! Oh, be still my heart!
...For only EIGHT BUCKS!!! And they are like Brand New! I wore them to church Sunday morning, and about half way through Sunday School, I remembered I had forgotten to remove the price sticker on the bottom of the shoe. Then I couldn't recall which shoe the sticker was on, so I couldn't cross my legs, for fear that the $8 sticker would show! LOLOL! Now don't judge me....I know that shouldn't matter, but y'all know there are "times" when it does! LOL!
The Goodwill just happened to be on the same side of town as Plato's Closet. :) I was tickled to find the rabbit, which I am using as a pencil holder on the built-in desk in the kitchen. He is 16" tall, made of resin, and so heavy! He is one cute chef!