Wilmington Weekend in Review

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Sunday Jun 5, 2011 Under Good Eats/Not So Good Eats, Politics, Travel

I am back from a weekend in Wilmington and I fall more in love with the city every time I go. It will always be a special because Bruce proposed to me there. The most amazing proposal I may add. There is just something about a town on water that I can’t help but love.

We stayed at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. The hotel was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly and efficient. The beds were very comfortable and I slept great both nights. We had an amazing view of the river and battleship. We also had a good hot breakfast both mornings with a variety of items to chose from. The hotel is within in walking distances of the convention center, shopping, and restaurants. This is a definitely a barefoot hotel and I highly recommend it.

I had lunch on Saturday at The Basics. I had eaten a late breakfast so I only ordered a side salad but the homemade dressing was wonderful. Everyone else enjoyed their meal and they had good portion sizes. The service was fast and friendly. The prices were very reasonable. I would love to return when I am more hungry.

Another spot we really enjoyed was Live on Grace. It was only two blocks from the hotel. They have live local music most nights.  It has a great atmosphere and a wonderful place to hang out and have a few drinks. The owners and staff are welcoming and friendly. Stop by Live on Grace and say hello to Jeff and Chris for me.

And now for the reason I was even in town- the NCGOP convention. It was a good weekend. We elected Robin Hayes as Chairman and Wayne King as Vice Chairman. We passed a solid state platform and some good resolutions.  The highlight for me was the speech by Congressman Allan West. I enjoyed meeting Dan Forrest who is running for Lt. Governor. I always enjoy hearing from Pat McCory, the next Governor of our great state. He is inspiration and motivational. The real hope we have is that we can take back this country with great men like Pat McCory. We need to support people like Paul Newby for Supreme Court Judge, McCory for Governor, Gurley or Forrest for Lt Governor, and more. Find someone you can believe in and then work as hard as you can for them . 2012 will be here before you know it!

You can find out more details about the convention at my friends blog:  http://Katysconservativecorner.com.

 

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