Day 4-Orton Plantation

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The Cotton Exchange

Today was Cristina’s first day off, so it was our first day trip. We drove South for about ½ hour to the Orton Plantation, and it was absolutely gorgeous. We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. It was warm and sunny. There weren’t many people there, and it just so happened that on the day of our visit, there were free guided tours of the plantation. I was so excited to see a real plantation, and it did not disappoint. Everything about it was so beautiful.

When we left the plantation, we went to Southport for lunch. We went to a Mexican place called Plaza Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant, affectionately known as Javier’s, as the owner’s name is Javier. The food was fantastic, and Javier was hilarious.

We left and went back to Wilmington, where we met up with a friend of Cristina’s.

Carolina Beach
We went for coffee at Java Fog (here you will see signed pictures of the celebs that were/are customers), then looked around the Cotton Exchange, which is a collection of stores.

The day was still early, so we decided to got to Carolina Beach. It was ½ hour drive from Wilmington, and it was beautiful- like Wrightsville Beach with the white, soft sand. It was a busy beach, with volleyball games in progress, and sunbathers and fishermen littering the shore. The little beach town nearby was quaint, too!

We left the beach and went home to change, as we had dinner plans. We ended up at a little pub called WormWoods. From there we walked to Rum Runners, and we had an absolute blast!

We closed the bar down, then went home and crashed. What a fantastic day!

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The Cotton Exchange
The Cotton Exchange
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach
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