It was rainy yesterday, April 4, in Wilmington, NC and the AirBnB hosts were not responding–perhaps they were over thirty and do not check their cell phones every five minutes. And the discussion for next week’s trip to Savannah invoked the best seller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt which had been on the NYTimes best seller list for 218 weeks and had supposedly increased Savannah tourism by 50%. It seemed like a great way to anchor a visit but I had not read the book so desperately needed a copy which I finally found at McAllister & Solomon Used and Rare Books. After checking a number of categories a copy was not found until finally a light bulb went off and a hardback copy was located. The bookshop proprietor indicated that Savannah had given scrap metal to the First World War and then some of the iron work found there now was actually originally from Wilmington. At this point I figured I would just head for the Carolina Beach instead of going to Charleston and as I passed the Fat Pelican, I thought, what a great outdoor place to sip a beer and read MidnightITGOGAE. It was a gorgeous sunny day in the 70’s with high cirrus clouds drifting past. A perfect day to sit in the sun and read.
After reading awhile it was time to get that sunset photo for day and so off to the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar where a woman gazed forlornly into the colors of the setting sun on ocean.