The USS North Carolina -- the first new battleship brought into service during World War II and the most decorated battleship of the war -- seen from Wilmington's Riverwalk.
Temple of Israel, the first synagogue in North Carolina, built in Wilmington in 1875.
The shipyard section of the scale model of historic Wilmington in the Cape Fear Museum.
A collection of Union and Confederate ceremonial swords in the museum...
...and the beaver lodge, with Adam testing the entrance tunnel.
That beaver exhibit is in the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery. Here is the display case honoring Jordan himself.
The Old Wilmington City Market, a brick and stucco building built in 1879 to sell produce, now enclosed as an arcade-style mall.
Adam greeting the dangerously adorable attack cat in the Celtic Shop.
When we got back, we went to the beach again, where it was windier and with bigger waves than in the morning; Daniel stayed in the hotel room to chat with his friends (I think he is missing his girlfriend, he said he needed to get her a birthday present while we're traveling), Adam rode his boogie board in the surf and then went to the pool while the rest of us got ready for dinner. Paul made Swedish meatballs and potatoes in honor of midsummer, then we went out to the Carolina Beach boardwalk, where Adam rode on several amusement park rides and the rest of us got salt water taffy and fudge, two staples of every beach town I have ever visited. (So far my souvenir loot from this trip consists of one sleeveless tie-dye shirt from a boardwalk vendor, ten little charms from Caravan Beads in the Cotton Exchange, and one family crest keychain from the Celtic Shop even though I'm not Celtic at all and my kids only barely.) My eyes are still a bit unfocused from too much salt water and sunblock getting into them but it was a great day!