July 25, 2015
This was the day of the big trip where we drove over to Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher and Kure Beach. This is around 50 miles from Topsail Beach, about 20 as the crow-flies, but extra because of a long way just to get to the mainland and back south. And then, there is that horrible Wilmington, N.C., traffic to deal with. I think every person who has a car in that town feels obligated to drive them at all hours.
But, sure was glad we weren't coming onto Topsail Island as the cars doing that were backed up for a long way west of the famous swing bridge. Plenty of folks day tripping and coming to their cottages plus the folks who had weekly rentals as this is check-in day.
But, all that traffic was in the past when we got to Britt's Donuts on the Carolina Beach boardwalk, well, concrete walk. Some things don't change and this is one of them. The smells are the same that I enjoyed as a mere youth back in the 50s. The place has recently celebrated 75 years. All they serve are glazed donuts. No big choice here.
And those donuts just melt in your mouth. They are always made fresh and the same way they have always been made. Always a crowd there as well, anytime of the day, but especially in the morning as folks get them to take back to their cottages.
Best deal is to buy a dozen. Before microwaves I wouldn't suggest doing this is you weren't going to eat them all at once. They are not good the next day. I mean, not good at all. But, pop one in the microwave for about 8-9 seconds and it is almost as good as they tasted at the place.
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