Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Outer Banks

Thomas had the great last minute idea for us to go to the Outer Banks this past weekend. Neither of us have ever been there before and we know the time is dwindling down where it'll just be the two of us. So Friday after work we took off for Kill Devil Hills, NC. We got there about 8 and went for a seafood dinner. We shared an appetizer of fried okra, I had some amazing shrimp and stone ground grits and Thomas had oysters.

Our first stop Saturday morning was to Stack'em High Pancakes. We got a big stack of pancakes with bananas and pecans mixed in with some eggs and sausage. My mouth is watering just thinking about them again now. :) Our next stop was to Jockey's Ridge State Park to see the sand dunes. It was so cool! We had fun trekking up the dunes and soaking up the wonderful spring weather and sunshine. There was also a group there taking hang gliding lessons so that was fun to watch too.

Me lounging on the dunes

Thomas making a run for it

Our next stop was to go to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. I was telling Thomas about my 4th grade craft project where we were all assigned NC lighthouses and that my dad and I made a replica of the Hatteras out of a Pringles can. It turned out pretty good if I remember correctly! Along the way we decided to stop along the side of the road for a view of the water. Little did we know that a 10 minute stop was going to lead to our car being stuck in the mud for 30 minutes! Thanks to some very nice and helpful strangers we were able to dig the tires out and get enough rocks behind the wheels to gather some traction along with about 6 men pushing down the front end! I didn't know if we'd ever get out of there.

This doesn't look like much, but we were STUCK!

When we finally made it to Cape Hatteras it was worth it. I've never seen a lighthouse in person before so it was really cool to see just how big they actually are, and this is the tallest one on the NC coast.

That night we went back to Nags Head and had dinner while we watched some NCAA basketball on the tvs. Woke up Sunday to head home and stopped by the Wright Brothers Museum at Kitty Hawk to see where the first airplane was launched.

Me flying the plane with my buddy Orville Wright

It was a very fun weekend trip. Sort of hard to believe there are only 78 days til my due date. These are the last moments Thomas and I will have as a family of two. It's also hard to believe that in August we'll have been married 5 years! The time has flown by and we've gone so many places and done so many fun things together. I still thank God everyday for blessing me with such a wonderful godly husband. It's a lot of fun being married to someone who makes you laugh and always keeps you on your toes. Looking forward to the next 5 years and many more adventures. Soon with our little Judah in tow!

2 comments:

Megan Barley said...

yeah! i found your blog! i love your face in the last picture-you look as if you were really on that plane-holding on with just one arm and a baby in tow. classic.

Megan Barley said...

yeah! i found your blog! i love your face in the last picture-you look as if you were really on that plane-holding on with just one arm and a baby in tow. classic.