Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sun and Sand.

Last weekend, Donny and I went to Kure Beach for a few days.  We had such a nice, relaxing time!  We were up before the sun on Thursday to get to the coast early.
We got to Wilmington around 9:30 and headed straight for the USS North Carolina.  I had been to the ship when I was in high school, but it was much more interesting to me as an adult.
After making our way through the ship, we got some lunch, and then headed to our condo at Kure Beach.  Fortunately, there hadn't been anyone in it the few days before we got there, so we were able to get in it early.  And finally, I was at the BEACH!
That evening, we had dinner and and walked around the Wilmington waterfront.  It was so beautiful!
We even saw the trailers from the set of Sleepy Hollow!  Sadly, nothing more exciting than that though.
Every morning, I was up around 6:30 and out on the deck for my quiet time.  I looooooove early mornings at the beach-- it's my favorite thing about vacation.  I love being up before most everyone, watching the sun wake up, and hearing the waves crash while I read my Bible.  There's nothing better.
I spent my days down by the ocean with my books.  I finished four books this weekend, including two that I started and finished within a day!  PS-- If you are a Bachelor(ette) fan, then you definitely want to read I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends by Courtney Robertson.  It's very, um, revealing of her time with Ben, so be aware.  And with any memoir that's written to try to repair a person's public persona, I take it with a grain of salt.  But I did love the behind-the-scenes look at the production of The Bachelor!
While I was reading, Donny was playing in the ocean.  The water was very rough, which resulted in some casualties like a broken boogie board and some lost sunglasses...  But he had a blast!
Friday night, we took a sunset cruise around the Cape Fear River in Wilmington!
Saturday night, we stayed in the Carolina/Kure Beach area for dinner, and took a stroll along the pier. 
And before I knew it, Sunday was here, and it was time to head home.  :(  It was a great, relaxing time, but I definitely could go back right now!


  1. You got some great photos on vacation! Glad you had a nice trip away :)
    I literally was just on the phone with my best friend (about 10 minutes ago) and she was telling me about Courtney's book. Looks like now I have to read it!

  2. What beautiful pictures!!! Looks like you guys had a great vacation!

  3. I have that Courtney book on my to-read list, I'm glad someone read it before me and gave a heads up!

  4. What a lovely day! And I can't wait to read that book!

  5. Looks like such a nice and relaxing weekend. I can't believe you read 4 books. I'm not sure about reading Courtney's book. I really didn't like her on the show. . .

  6. Hmm that book looks interesting. I've kinda lost interest in the Bachelor/ette but would read a book like that because it sounds fun. Glad you guys had a good time!!