We stayed in Wilmington, North Carolina and visited their Wal-Mart a few times :)
We first went to Wrightsville Beach, the waves were very rough on the day we went there, but there were lots and lots of shells. Aubrey came home with several of them!
The second trip to the beach, we decided to try Carolina Beach, which was just 15 minutes down the road. The waves were calmer on the second day and the sand had less shells in it. Aubrey played in the sand quite a bit and there were also rides on the board walk. I thought they would probably be open all day, but after I told Aubrey we could ride, we found out they weren't open until 5. That meant that we spent the entire day on the beach, I was sun burnt by the time we went in that day!
We skipped the beach the next day, but went back to Carolina Beach again on our last day.
We hope you are enjoying your summer!