Good Morning,

Hope everyone has recovered from the weekend. I know I went for a long walk on the beach and just chilled all day and watched some hoop. But now it is Monday and back to work. The X game was late, but so worth staying up for, close right to end. So where did we leave off.

Stop Six, we went back to Duck and Dive. Not only did they have the bagpipes playing, but they also had food. It came out right as we came in, perfect timing. They had corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and also Shepard’s Pie. I had to try both, even though we were on our way to get something to eat. They were both tasty. Truth be told, I had never tried Shepard’s Pie before and I was very pleased. My friends then had a green tea shot, because some of them were not with us the first time, and we were off to the next stop.

#bagpipes #irish #slainte #irishfood #greentea

The next stop, seven, was in front of Anne Bonny’s. There was a sectioned off area containing a band, beer and food. This is where we decided to eat. I must say I was the one who really wanted to eat there. They had my favorite quick food, hot dogs. What can I say, not only do I like nice restaurants, but sometimes you just have to indulge. I’m easy to please. I bumped into the couple that I met in Tavern Law earlier, and we had shots of Jameson. If you are reading this, thank you again. We then left and went to Anne Bonny’s since it was right behind us.

Anne Bonny’s was Stop Eight. The bar was pretty crowded, but we were able to squeeze six of in at the side bar, we acquired another person here. It was so warm out that I ordered the frozen wine with strawberries. It is like an adult slushy, yummy. Everyone else was drinking Guinness. They did not have draft there, that is why the picture is of a bunch of cans with my frozen wine. They were accommodating though when they wanted to do Irish Car Bombs. They provided plastic cups and shot glasses for them to use. Again, I skipped since I had already had one. After finishing there we went for a little walk.

#drinks #wine

We went along the Riverwalk for a bit. We walked down to the Embassy Suites where they were opening a new restaurant on the ninth floor. It is called Cloud Nine. How fitting since this was stop nine. For being the first night open, there were quite a few people there. The view was spectacular. They also had a fireplace on one of the indoor walls. The part of the restaurant we were in, had couches near the glass walls. According to my friends, they had some good beer choices. Since they were new, we had to try a couple of items from the menu. The Big Easy Barbecue Shrimp Nachos and the Poutine were the two they decided on. I just wanted to make sure I could get a few bites, so I could tell you all how it tasted. Both were fantastic. The pictures are below in the same order as above. We decided after this stop it was time to head closer to home.

#shrimp #fries #poutine #embassy suites #marina

After walking around town a bit, some of us went to our last and final stop. Number Ten. How else would you end St. Patrick’s Day but the same way you started, at an Irish Pub. We had our final stop at The Dubliner. They have a wonderful outdoor area and still had music, so what a way to end the day. We sat outside for a while and relaxed with the music, one last drink and reflected on the eventful day. Everyone agreed we had a ton of fun. Thanks to all my friends, old and new, that spent all or part of the day with me.

I will probably still just hangout today. Hoping if it doesn’t rain later, I can walk on the beach again today. I will also be working on some t-shirt events, so be on the lookout for them in the coming weeks. One last note. Each time I get to spend a whole day exploring this city or even the beach, I realize how lucky I am I can now call this my home.

Tomorrow night, don’t miss Trivia and free wings at Tavern Law at 9:00, and The Farmer’s Market 4:00 – 8:00 at Brewers Kettle

Whatever you do, make sure you are having FUN!!!!

#wilmingtonfun #downtownwilmington #dubliner #irish #slainte #wilmingtonnc

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