Elizabeth City..The Queen Would Be Proud?

We decided today might be a good day to do a little exploring so it was off to Elizabeth City, NC, a historic old town trying to become another one of those waterfront, antique shop style cities. They are ,but walking around the town proved they are not there yet. We began with lunch at a dockside restaurant called Groupers. Would you believe our waitress was originally from Brigantine, NJ? She has been traveling with her boyfriend who is in the Coast Guard and currently stationed in Elizabeth City. They have a wonderful new Museum Of The Albermarle that is well worth the stop dating back to the early settlers and the waterfront is clean and remodeled (see picture left), but the shops leave a lot to be desired.
During spring and fall the waterfront is host to transient boaters either traveling north or south and they allow 48 hours of free dockage as they are direct off the Intra Coastal Waterway.
We prepared a dinner at home of tuna steaks with salsa on the grill (chicken for BA), corn on the cob, snap peas, and a nice chardonnay. Dessert was ice cream and peanut butter cookies we picked up at a roadside stand. We finished off the evening with a rousing few hours of Wii!