a photo heavy post...while the kids stayed w/ my parents, Tim & i celebrated our 10th anniversary down in OBX for 5 days. we had an awesome time!!! this vacation was a much needed getaway for the both of us.
we stayed at First Colony Inn, an adorable and cozy bed & breakfast. i've always wanted to stay in a b&b & so glad i did...i'm now spoiled!!!
the first day we kept it simple, picked up a few things at the local market for our room, drove up & down the strip to see where everything was, had a super light dinner, planned out the rest of our visit & enjoyed happy hour at the Inn while relaxing on the back deck.
on Friday, day 2, we ventured off to the beach, which was not crowded at all. it was perfect.
the water was pretty, so blue & so clear. nice size waves, lots of splashing in the water for us. i didn't want to leave when it was time to go.
got the hubby to snap one of me jumping, ha.
this is the back of the Inn where we stayed. our room window is the the second one from the right on the roof.
after lunch, we visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial. definitely something Tim loved & i enjoyed it as well.
that monument in the background is far away from where we are standing...instead of walking from the museum area, we drove closer. it was a VERY hot & humid day!
here we are closer, before we began our trek up the hill.
view from half way up the path...
made it up, sweat & all...
there were a LOT of self portraits of us during our vacation :)
after the extremely hot & humid, long walk, a pitstop for some ice cream was much needed, at Logan's.
there was a nice variety of ice cream to chose from & the best part were their quirky signs throughout the shop :)
i had their cappuccino crunch topped with chopped peanuts (the crunch was pieces of taffy & dark chocolate chips-HEAVEN)...so so good & they did NOT skimp on the ice cream. our belly's were so full!!
back at the Inn, we partook in happy hour, this is something the Inn had every day for two hours, wine, tea, fresh lemon aide and a variety of snacks to indulge in. each night the food was different. the white & red wines were delish, too. i should have bought a bottle, maybe next time.
(photo courtesy of Blue Moon Beach Grill)
after much needed rest from all that hot & humidity, we stopped at Blue Moon Beach Grill for dinner. i'm glad we ate there, the food was extremely yum!!! i could have eaten here for dinner every night, ha! yes, it was that good.