Wilmington, North Carolina + Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

 

Here's a glimpse into our time in Charleston in case you missed it! We spent some more time there today exploring King St., but my phone decided to completely die on our flight home. So... sadly no pictures were saved from that cute street!

I knew The Last Song took place somewhere in the Carolinas, so for fun I looked up how far the town was from us. The setting was Wrightsville Beach + was about 20 minutes from a town we were already going to explore. It was exactly what the movies portray, my mental picture of North Carolina to a T. Beautiful beaches with tan grass leading up to colorful beach houses, all lined with gorgeous white balconies. We walked on the beach for a while before heading to Wilmington, NC. 

My brother lived in NC for a while while in the military, and told us about Wilmington, NC's historic downtown area. It was lined with cobblestone streets, old buildings, carriage rides + river frontage. I'm always looking for good sweet potato fries, and Front Street Brewery killed it. My pregnant self will be dreaming of them for a while. ;) It was such a great day exploring the beach + a cute historic town. 

Myrtle Beach is where we were staying, so we headed back + stayed there for a few days. After some trial and error and a creepy situation, we came to the conclusion that our hotel + beach/pool were probably where we should stay put (ha!). We spent the rest of our time within our few blocks, laying out at the pool, walking on our beach + swimming. Fine by me. :) If you're ever in Myrtle Beach, SOHO was by far our favorite restaurant! 

It was a sweet week of getting away for the last time before baby girl makes her appearance + a fantastic wrap up to the craziness of wedding season. :) 

 

With love, 

Ali Leigh

 

Baby girl in North Carolina at 24 weeks