Unfortunately, the day started out with not-so-great weather. The 2 1/2-hour drive out to the Wilmington/Carolina Beach area was just plagued by rain, which didn't show any signs of letting up for a bit. Not the best weather for a day at the beach, huh?
Well, when we finally got to Carolina Beach our plans to go to the zoo, walk on the boardwalk/beach, and play some mini-golf didn't quite fit with the weather so we improvised and visited the Fort Fisher Aquarium instead. Apparently we weren't the only visitors who were avoiding the rain by going to the aquarium - it was VERY crowded in there. However, we were able to see some cool exhibits and get some fun pictures.
Hannah seemed a little intimidated by the giant lobsters that were there. Can you tell? ;)
Luckily, the sun was coming out by the time we drove away from the aquarium so we stopped at the first place we could to get out, see the Atlantic Ocean, and take some pictures of course!
Eric and Hannah were being a little defiant by walking on the rocks, but at least they were being safe! I'm fairly clumsy so I stayed on the correct side of the chains.
Overall, it wasn't such a bad day. The weather stayed fairly nice most of the afternoon and we were able to walk along the edge of the water for a while. The others were fairly reluctant, but I convinced them to let me take a picture of our feet after the waves washed over them. I thought it was cute!