I'm in Wilmington, NC on this very last day of 2020. Approximately 2 hrs south by east of Chapel Hill. It's full of touristy hotspots, they have a very nice mall here too, plus 3 beaches.Had me some delicious Pho last night from Indochine (a local hotspot here, was a madhouse last night!). Interesting Thai/Vietnamese menu, you seldom see that. I forgot how much I miss legit asian food. The culinary scene in Chapel Hill caters to college town kids, meaning it's cheap fare, shoddily made. These snowflakes couldn't care less about quality food, actually. That's precisely why you have all of these rinky dink places that serves crap rather than legit food. Back in Chicago, I'd order this for lunch like it was nothing, lol. Like it was Mcky D's! Hah hah.
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ― Pascal Mercier, Night Train to LisbonHere's me flying right before the pandemic struck. And thus I got to see the city of my origin story once more before travel bans, masks, and great fear, anxiety, civil unrest, political upheaval sets in