Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Weekend in Wilmington Part 1

I thought about possibly doing this in one post, but there was no way that would happen because so much went on this weekend. We arrived Friday and decided to hang out a bit before checking into the hotel. There are a lot of great places to check out in Wilmington. In our travels here is what I found:


|| Vinyl Record: Yellow Disc Dogs || L'Amour Scalloped blouse: JC Penney || Flip Flops: JC Penney ||
 
To my surprise, I made out like a bandit with both the record & flip flops which were both only $1. It made me and my wallet very happy.
 
Not much else happened Friday. We just took it easy and stayed in because Saturday would be a very long day.
 
 
The Azalea Festival has been going on in Wilmington for over 60 years and it is an event jammed pack into one weekend with a parade, vendors and lots and lots of food! Saturday morning was the parade and I had to wake up at 6:30 AM! If you want to get a decent spot to see the parade, you have to sacrifice a little sleep. As promised, here is what I wore, plus a few of my essentials I took with me:
 
 
 
(Of course I also brought my camera with me to capture the festivities.)
 
And the outfit...
 
 
 
|| Hat: Charlotte Russe || Scarf: Target || Tunic: Forever 21 || Shoes: Bobs By Sketchers ||
 

 
We actually got a really great spot and the parade was amazing. Check out my pictures taken below:
 
 
 
 
 
 
(And yes he is standing on top of the canon!)
 
 
(I really just like the car, but that is also Benjamin Bourgeois, a well-known surfer)
 
My main reason for attending the parade was to see my niece march in her school's NJROTC. I posted a picture from that part of the parade on my Instagram.
 
 
 
 It is customary to see the big flashy floats like this. There were a total of about 187 organizations/people in the parade. And at the very end of the parade was Queen Azalea. This year's queen was Jennifer Wayne. She is apparently John Wayne's granddaughter and has appeared on television.
 
Once the parade was over, the real fun began...Stay tuned for the next installment!!
 


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