The architectural tour started out on a beautiful morning. And then
it rained. And rained. And rained. The Hake family was among the
"drowned rats". (Photo at left by Traci DiGeorgio Kelley; photo at right
by Viki Wooster.)
The Open Space Technology sessions were interesting, productive and full of energy.
We enjoyed Southern Hospitality at the Bellamy Mansion. Convention mascot "Bumwad" even made an appearance.
Several AIBD members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity the
day before the convention began. During the week, spouses enjoyed their
private cooking lesson and tried their comedy skills at an improv
theater. (Photo at left by Viki Wooster; center photo by Bill Wooster;
photo at right by Brenda Ressler.)
The North Carolina Society hosted a memorable hospitality event
aboard the heroic World War II battleship USS North Carolina.
Wilmington's mayor (center) joined the festivities. Many folks took the
opportunity to tour this fascinating ship.
We will leave you with these beautiful pictures of Wilmington and the Cape Fear River. (Photo at left by Ron Ressler)