Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

6 years ago, we were married on May, 28th, 2005. 

This year, we decided to take a last minute trip to the Outer Banks.  It's a common destination for anyone who lives in Hampton Roads with amazing beaches on the coast of North Carolina and only a few hours away by car.  In usual Shannon format, I researched all the things to do and talked to people.  I looked up lists and ratings and comments from people on all sorts of websites.  Just as I did with our honeymoon, I created a schedule of activities and things to do.  I made reservations and made sure we did as much as we could in our 3 day trip.

We left at 4:30AM on Saturday and made the 3 hour drive to the north end of the Outer Banks (or OBX as the locals call it).  We arrived at Duck Donuts shortly before they opened at 7am.  Duck Donuts is a chain found only in OBX where they actually make the donuts to order right in front of you.  They were yummy!

Don't you love the Pajama top with the swimsuit bottom?

So, next we headed up the road to a spot where you can drive on the beach for miles and miles. It was fun but a little nerve-wracking for Eric. He watched a you tube video that advises you to take the air out of your tires before driving on the beach. I was a you tube skeptic which made Eric extra nervous, but it turned out that all the other trucks had their tires aired down.  Who knew?

We did some amazing things, spent a lot of time at the beach, and really enjoyed our son, Jeremy.  To be honest, it had been an emotionally draining few weeks dealing with Savannah's Birthday in Heaven, so it was nice to be away from the phone, computer, and all the reminders of our daughter who is physically missing from our family.

It was a great trip and I think it's safe to say that we are OBX fans!  The pirate adventure was a HUGE hit!

Hope your Memorial Day Weekend was just as amazing as ours!  Thanks to all of the Military men & women across the world who work so hard to keep us safe each and every day.  I am so proud of my husband and the job that he does!

Until next time,

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