What were some of your favorite places to hang out while you were out here?
Wilmington, North Carolina will always have a special place in my heart. I convinced my mom to take me on a road trip to down to NC in August of 2011. She had barely ever watched the show before, but knew it was important to me, so she agreed. I made her watch all 8 seasons in 6 weeks, and then she was officially hooked! We drove 10 hours down to Wilmington and set up in the Hilton hotel on the river. We had the most amazing five days that I could have asked for. We spent an entire day visiting all the sets and locations from the show, including the Rivercourt, Tric, Clothes Over Bros/Karen’s Cafe, Nathan and Haley’s first date bench, the bridge, all the character’s houses (which are actually real people’s houses!) and various stores used on the show. We also spent a morning doing the set tour at Screen Gems, in which they take you to three different sets from the show. At our tour, we got to see Red Bedroom Records, Brooke and Julian’s house and Haley and Nathan’s house. The entire experience was so, completely surreal. Seeing these sets in real life that I watch on TV every week and getting to sit on Naley’s couch and browse the pictures on Brulian’s fridge. How many fans of the show from all over the world never get that chance? I am so lucky. After my trip, it made watching the show so much more sentimental. OTH came back for Season 9 just a few short months after I had been to Wilmington and suddenly, everything seemed more real. I knew exactly where the cast was walking outside and what restaurants they were eating at. While I’ve always loved One Tree Hill, I finally felt a part of it after my trip.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?
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