They had a few things planned, wanting to keep it simple and local, and the day couldn't have been any better.
They spent several hours at Greenfield Lake Park, a beautiful natural wonder only a couple miles from downtown Wilmington.
|The Birthday Girl up front
The cypress trees surrounding the lake add dramatic beauty, and the duck, egret and heron population make for some wonderful observation with or without binoculars.
|Looking for his lunch
|The adult gator. Sorry, wouldn't get any closer
|The old guy, steering from the rear
|The paddleboat & canoe rental dock
They rounded out the day with a stop at The Harp, an authentic Irish pub right near the lake, where they lounged on the patio in the abundant mid-afternoon sun with a couple of frosty pints. They returned smelling all outdoorsy and
|A beautiful old fountain near the shore
|There were about a gazillion of these guys out in the sun
|Quenching their thirst at The Harp with some Waterline Brewing Co. Kolsch