The Derby Days of Carolina Bay have come to an end. Celebrating the Triple Crown with traditional flowers & cocktails for each race made for exciting camaraderie. The excitement was heightened by our residents betting to win a seat on a “Sunset Cruise” on the Intracoastal Waterway in July! The Kentucky Derby’s Roses were delivered to our Marvelous Mothers of Carolina Bay, just as the white carnations for the Belmont Stakes were given to our Fantastic Fathers.
We had an extra special Mother’s Day Piano Recital with our own housekeeper, Bianca Gore, alongside her mother and her 8 year old son. It was such a joy for our residents to see another staff member sharing their talent with everyone. What a perfect heartwarming performance for our Mothers!
We have been busy traveling around town before it gets too hot, enjoying a few of the staples Wilmington is known for. Each year, Airlie Gardens opens their doors, free of charge, on National Public Gardens Day. This day is an annual celebration offered through Airlie Gardens to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens & arboreta play in our coastal environment. Amongst the gardens, were life-size, copper frog sculptures by artist J.A. Cobb. This “Ribbit Exhibit” will be livening up the gardens all summer long, but the residents of Carolina Bay got to see it first! Not a cloud in the sky, along with free admission, made for a beautiful trip to Airlie Gardens!
We visited the Church of the Servant for their annual Lobsterfest with a full bus! The volunteers of the event so kindly cooked, cracked open the lobster, & took care of the cleanup for us! This has to be the best way to eat lobster! (Unless you’re in Maine.)
Another great show was enjoyed by Carolina Bay residents. Opera House Theater presented one of the funniest productions we’ve seen yet, SPAMALOT! The residents thoroughly enjoyed the production, and were very thankful to not have the worry of parking!
So much to do, so little time. But we “always look on the bright side of life.”