It’s a beautiful time of the year in southeastern North Carolina. The tourists haven’t arrived yet, so you can still find more privacy at the beach, the golf courses are already in peak shape and everywhere you look azaleas are starting to bloom. Here are some recommendations from the JFB team on things to do in late March. You’ll understand why it feels like we Live On Vacation Everyday.
Spring in Carolina Beach is all about the Donuts
We Love Living Here Because of the Road Trip
Part of loving where you live, is getting out of town when the heart desires. If you’re into weekend road trips, then its going to be hard to beat the destinations that are just a few hours away, including major cities like Charlotte, Raleigh, and Washington D.C. . You can also explore the southern charm of Charleston on one tank of gas, if you’re willing to fill-up, you can explore Savannah, too.
But for JFB agent Jason and Kelly Holley, it’s the mountains that are calling. The couple frequently travels to the western part of North Carolina. In the fall they go for the changing of the colors. In the winter they make the drive when they’re craving snow. In the spring and summer it’s hiking seasons. Kelly Holley took these pictures near Franklin, North Carolina.
“It’s like you have the best of both worlds!” said Kelly. “There is so much to do when you live by the ocean, but then the mountains offer a totally different vibe and feel. When you live in North Carolina, you don’t have to choose. You really can have it all.”
A Family Tradition in Southport By JFB Office Manager Doug Wahl
Admittedly, this is not an original idea. You’ve seen this before. It starts with a simple snapshot. A few years later you find yourself in the exact same place, with the same person, and you decide to try and recreate the original phot0. You’ve seen this concept on social media, it’s even been parodied in sitcoms like Modern Family.
The photos in this collage not only capture a boy growing up, and a man getting older, but also one of the greatest things about living in this part of the country- eating lunch outside while watching the boats coming and going.
For my son and myself the tradition started in 2009 when we were having lunch at Southport’s Fishy Fishy Café. This is one of three waterfront restaurants in close proximity in downtown Southport; The Provision Company and the Frying Pan are the other two. We’ve eaten at all three over the years. They all offer a similar meal, with reasonable prices but we’ve only take photographs at the Fishy Fishy. Our second photo was taken in 2015, and the latest this past weekend.
I can recommend each of the three restaurants, but mostly my advice is to snap a picture and capture the moment and maybe come back and do it again in a few years.