A couple of summers back my mom and sisters and I planned a ‘girl’s trip’ somewhere local to our home in Virginia (although I was living in Ohio at the time). We decided to head to Wilmington, North Carolina for a few days and soak up the sun and enjoy some southern hospitality… as if it was absent in southern Virginia… but you get the point.
When we were there, my little sister Meredith (pictured with me on the left below), who had never been to Wilmington, decided to pester my mom to drive her around to all of the One Tree Hill sights in the area. I had never seen One Tree Hill… and I really didn’t have much desire to see these sights that she raved and raved about. So one morning while in Wilmington, Meredith convinced my mom and I (the other sister decided not to join) to take her to the high school gym where Chad Michael Murray played basketball on the show.
I believe I sat in the backseat of my mom’s jeep the entire way with headphones on rolling my eyes and asking why we needed to see anything relating to Chad Michael Murray only to pull up to the gym and school to see this:
Chad Michael Murray who? Just some background information: I played basketball my entire life. Not just for fun, but very competitively. What turned out to be a stupid trip to a gym that was used on One Tree Hill turned out to be my coolest memory from this trip.
If you’re wondering if we made it to other sights for this show… you bet we did. We saw some house from the show and an outdoor basketball court overlooking the river from the show. Apparently other people are as fanatical over that show as my sister. For the record, I still have never seen an episode of One Tree Hill.