American Locations 21 – Airlee Gardens

The trip is from New River, West Virginia, to Stinking Creek, Tennessee, by way of Long Key, Florida.

Airlee Gardens, Wilmington, North Carolina

 

In the morning we continued south on Hwy. 17 into Wilmington. We drove to Airlee Gardens, a beautiful southern garden on the waterfront. We spent most of the day roaming about the grounds.

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This is the first moss-back turtle I’ve ever seen.

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The sprawling gardens went on for acres and acres.

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There were also whimsical sculptures. Of butterflies.

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And flowers.

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And other oddities.

 

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There was also a meditation garden.

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Late that afternoon we left the gardens. We drove past the retired battleship moored in Wilmington’s waterfront. Since I didn’t have a chance to snap a picture, I ripped one off Wilmington’s web site.

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We took Hwy. 17 south out of Wilmington, then south on Rte. 87, then south on 133 and across the bridge onto Oak Island.

 

Next Location – Oak Island

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