on the go
Are you in the Wilmington area and want to know the traffic conditions on the roads you plan to travel? Then the link below will get you the information you want and need.
When you get to the linked page, just run the cursor over the warning symbols on the map and it will tell you what is happening there.
The areas north of Wilmington are prime areas for deer to live and breed. The State Wildlife Organization has found that there are too many deer in the area. The deer are said to be posing a threat to highway safety and property values and that increases in tick populations accompany the deer density.
At least 6 thousand more deer need to be culled from the present populations statewide.
Because the number of deer killed by legal hunters has been insufficient to reduce the herds, the state is now legislating that "hired killers" be brought in to perform the reductions. The process is being called "harvesting".
Wilmington is not the only area affected but it has one of the state's larger deer populations.
Italian Festival Food and Drink
Oh, dear. First stop of our eating/drinking binge only had Bud Light for beer. Yuck. There was an Italian wine- a Bolla wine--Pinot Grigio. Very sweet and tasty. The little old lady at the end of our table drank two to my one, but I'm pacing myself...
Someone has a meatball sandwich, another tries the strawberry shortcake and we move on...
The food cafes are set up by local restaurants. We head over to the seafood cafe and get steamed shrimp, fried shrimp, and mini crab cakes. Yum.
Over at the Italian singing stage/cafe there is finally an Italian beer offered called Tappeto Volante. And it is only okay to me...
I look it up on the internet now and here is some info on it:
The carefully crafted beer, Tappeto Volante, comes from Biella, Italy. Gambrinus, well known for its commitment to brand-building, will initially launch Tappeto Volante in New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Philadelphia.
Tappeto Volante, Italian for "Flying Carpet," is an Italian Blonde Lager (Birra Bionda) brewed with all malt, pure mountain water and the finest aromatic hops, ensuring the presence of a pleasant aroma and a smooth, crisp taste.
Tappeto Volante's style is firmly rooted in a traditional craft-brewing method that transcends mainstream Italian beers. It is brewed in a small family-owned brewery in the town of Biella, located in the region of Piemonte. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, the brewery is run by the Thedy family, now in its fourth generation of craft brewing. This outstanding brewery is committed to making high quality beers that are famous throughout Italy
Sounds impressive. I'll have to give it another go...
We end the evening with a cappacino (we aren't in Italy, the no cappa after 11am rule doesn't apply) and some pastry whose name I can't pronounce nor spell, but it was delicious nontheless.
Old Swede's Church
This Church is the oldest one in America that is still being used for its original purpose, namely worship. Although it is no longer Lutheran, services are still held. The seemingly small graveyard surrounding the church holds 15000 graves and there is a small farmer's house and museum for display.
Best Chinese food in Wilmington
This is the place to go for something more than the usual Chinese meal. The presentation of the food is always wonderful. Where else do the waiters wrap the moo-shu pancakes for you? The Peking Duck is a tasty standout.