LOCATION: Emerald Isle, North Carolina
WEATHER: Overcast. High 65
While here at the beach, we have lazily slept in every morning, enjoying listening to the waves from our bedroom. Today, we had to get up early to take daughter Alexis to the Raleigh/Durham Airport. It is a 3-hour trip.
All went well, except it was a pretty boring drive. No traffic on the country roads, but as we neared Raleigh, it was busy Interstate driving. We dropped her off, and made the return trip. We stopped at a gas station where they have a boiled peanut stand. Only in the South!
This area of North Carolina is famous for its BBQ. We saw lots of billboards advertising BBQ restaurants and BBQ contests/festivals. We really didn’t want BBQ for lunch on the return trip, so happily found a brewpub with some other options. We shared some chicken wings which we haven’t had for awhile.
Back at the beach, we took a hike on the beach, then looked through some photos of this visit with Alexis. I miss her already!
DINNER: More shrimp and scallops, along with a vegetable stir-fry and hush puppies. The scallops are out-of-this-world plump and yummy.