Monday, October 18, 2010

Beach Getaway

Unlike last year our attempt to go down to the Outerbanks in N.C. was a success! We left at 3:45am Thursday night/Friday morning so as to miss rush hour traffic and get down there early. The ride down was smooth and by 10:30am Kristian was on the beach fishing. He caught 12 fish on Friday! The weather was nice, very sunny and temps in the mid 60's however on Saturday it was VERY windy so after an hour I retreated to the room to continue reading The Girl who Played with Fire while Kristian continued fishing.

The cottage we stayed in wasn't very fancy but was fine for what we needed. We also couldn't complain considering the price we were paying for a place right on the beach. My only complaint would be the non existent pressure in the shower. I thought I would be in there for an hour trying to wash the shampoo out of my hair.

On Friday night we were tired and just got a take out pizza and had a picnic on the bed while watching t.v. It was sweet and romantic. I told him that we would look back fondly on that moment in the future when we (hopefully) have more money and can travel in style about the night we had a pizza picnic on the bed in our motel room at the beach.

Saturday night we went to a cute restaurant on the water where we were able to watch the sunset while eating.

On Sunday we got up early (to my protest), went for a walk on the beach and made a stop at the Avon pier to check it out before heading out of town. We stopped a few times to shop and didn't get home until the late afternoon. My bed has never felt more comfortable than it did last night.

We had a really nice, relaxing weekend away. It's something that I definitely want us to try to do more often. It doesn't have to be fancy and exciting but I think it's a must for the health of our marriage to break out of our day to day routine.

On to the pictures!

The famous Cape Hatteras lighthouse
The motel/cottage we stayed in. We had a screened in porch which was great for reading and watching the ocean.
Our view


Standing on the Avon Pier looking back at the beach

Leaving OBX :-(


Bicoastal Bride said...

I'm glad you had a great time! It looks like such a beautiful place. And catching 12 fish in one day is awesome!

april said...

Beautiful! It sounds like a good weekend.

How are you enjoying the series? I like it, but I keep putting it down. I'm 1/4 of the way through The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and I'm determined to finish it this time.

KLaw said...

This looks like such an amazing weekend. I love it! And I'm jealous ;)

bananas. said...

awww sounds perfect! and i agree it's definitely needed for any relationship...and person for that matter.

glad you had fun my dear. you deserve it.

Teenage Bride said...

awwww you two make me smile

EmilyB said...

What a great little getaway! I love the OBX. We go every year...ahh you're making me miss it so much w/ this post!

Nicole-Lynn said...

It looked so nice! Glad you had a nice time! :)

The Pittman's said...

Ahhh...looks so relaxing. I wish I were near a beach. I'm surrounded by forest :/

bekapaige said...

Looks like you guys had a great time- getaways are so important, I think