Sunday, May 27, 2012

Trip to the beach....Outer Banks, NC

So I have been kind of MIA for a while.  I am still around and reading everyone's blogs.  We had a great week in North Carolina.  It was warm and sunny, and of course the kids had a wonderful time.

Let me share a few pics with you, and I'll spend the next few weeks catching everything else back up!

Our first morning in the Outer Banks.  We stayed overnight in a local hotel that was just down from the beach house we were sharing with our family and friends.  We got up the next morning, and walked over to see the ocean.  Caty had never been to the ocean and Lydia was only 2 the last time we were in the Outer Banks.  So she was super excited, and so was Joey.
 Sand wasn't hot yet, they were enjoying the feeling between their toys.
 Brayden though was not real fond of the wind or the sand.
 Finding a bunch of tiny shells.
 And jumping in the waves.

 We still had time to kill before we were able to check into the house, so we drove around Roanoke Island and then visited Bodie Island Lighthouse.  The restoration is still underway, so we could not get very close.  We have been there before, so we knew what it looked like.  But still beautiful to see anyway.

 I took Joey and Lydia into the gift shop and we saw a bit about the different areas of the lighthouse.

More North Carolina posts to come this week......