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OBX 2017 // Part II

^^Is that not the coolest kite you’ve ever seen?! It was so spooky – especially its shadow! Nona bought it on Amazon. It’s huge!

Our weather has been a bit cooler, but thankfully stayed pretty dry. We’ve been watching the news and thinking of all of you in Irma’s path, from the Caribbean on up. I’ve seen photos of some of the world’s most beautiful places destroyed, and it’s heartbreaking.

Sunny little breakfast –

On Saturday down on the beach, we enjoyed reading, kites, fishing, and splashing, on occasion.

Thomas’s dad did some fishing. So did I!

We set up our Beach Bub umbrella and it gets two big thumbs up!! Despite the wind, this guy was a piece of cake to set up and didn’t budge at all. Here’s how you do it with the base filled with sand. Ta-da!

A balanced beach lunch: chips, sandwich, pickle, beer

We got dressed up and headed to Blue Point for dinner one night. We had a table with a sound-side sunset view!

I didn’t take pictures of our dinner, but the crab and salmon sauté I had was great!

Our temps dropped a lot and the wind picked up on Sunday, so we spent most of the day indoors. Mazen and I went for a walk on the beach.

I was in a jacket, but he somehow still managed to go for a swim! That little guy does not feel cold.

I made a plate of leftovers for lunch – grilled chicken, cheese, chips, and sauteed veggies. (Sometimes I put my salad in a skillet!)

We played this cute shopping cart memory game that Emerson sent for Mazen’s birthday, and then did a few puzzles.

For dinner we had been hoping to pick crabs, but crab season was a bust this year, so instead we had delicious grilled steaks, oven-baked potato wedges, corn salad, and green salad.

We’ve been playing Chickapig every night! It’s a board game invented in Cville (with enthusiastic support from Dave Matthews!), and if you love board games, this will be your few favorite. (You can find it on Amazon too.)

On our final day, we had more waffles for breakfast. I went on another run. Then we went to play putt-putt!

We ate at Cap’n Franks for lunch (fried grouper and french fries!) and then headed home for reading and another quick run down to the beach to say goodbye.

For our final meal, Thomas was the head chef and we put together these yummy flounder fish tacos. I decided to have mine “grain bowl” style over the toasted coconut rice we made instead of in tortillas. Loved it! We had pineapple black beans, cabbage slaw, crema, guacamole, and the coconut rice as a side.

We said goodbye to the Atlantic for the year. Hope to see you next summer!

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