Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Outer Banks Our First Full Day

We arrived at the house in the evening the night before, so we just unloaded the car, ordered pizza and relaxed after the long drive.  The next morning, we had a plan to go grocery shopping and get our bearings in this new location.  We stayed in Salvo, which is between Rodanthe and Avon and it is a very recluse sort of place.  We had to drive about 30 minutes to get to the grocery store and the place was mobbed since its the only big grocery store in that part of the Outer Banks.  We made a couple of other stops along the way.  This is a general store that had an excellent wine selection, but you wouldn't know it because the kids lived in the toy section.  Ani Rose is an expert shopper.  She grabbed a basket and started loading it up.

The general store had a big, orange cat sleeping on the porch.  He got right up and came over to the kids once he saw they had ice cream.

That is cotton candy flavored ice cream.  Its disgusting, but that cat licked the lid clean.

There were kisses from the kids' toy horses before we left.

While I was in a local artist store that had a small, but wonderful yarn selection on sale, Todd took some pictures of Norrin on a nearby dock.

After dinner, it was time to go to the beach.

We would always go around 6pm.  It was still warm, the water didn't seem as rough and there was practically no one on the beach.

This picture really catches where I am right now.  I'm in the worst physical shape I've ever been in, but I'm absolutely and completely in love with my family and I couldn't look or feel any happier.

Norrin and I headed back to the house before Ani and Todd. She looks a little upset in this photo...

But she got over it when she realized she could still continue to cover herself in a thick coat of sand.

Norrin was an expert frog catcher.  Every night a hundred frogs would decorate the outside of the house.  It was a little freaky to me, but Norrin loved it.

I, of course, established a knitting nook for myself.

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