and adventure....

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The grass didn't get cut, the weeds didn't get pulled and other chores were left by the wayside; 
but this weekend was full of better things. Things like memories & adventure.

We dined on grilled seafood & fresh mojitos Saturday night.  Cracked open crab legs with any tool that was handy and enjoyed fresh summer melon, asparagus, and corn on the cob.  It was superb.  Chris also made charbroiled oysters.  I sure do love a man who can cook.  And what is it about a charcoal grill that makes everything taste better? 

Chris has been dying to go kite surfing this year and Sunday my man got his wish.  The winds on the outer banks of North Carolina were perfect so we took advantage of the day and headed down highway 12.  

Highway 12 is two lanes of sandy road sandwiched between the Atlantic ocean and the intercoastal waterway.  Bridges, ferries and this two lane highway connect each beautiful beach town to each other.  The seclusion as well as sleepy island life is part of what make the outer banks of North Carolina so popular, and to me so magical.  
After a few hours of backseat driving, one toll, devouring an entire sub, and a pit stop at the Brew Threw we made it to Rodanthe.  

The boys{Chris & David} set up and got ready to fly, while I found a perfectly seasoned Adirondack chair, sat down and enjoyed the view.
This sport is both dangerous & beautiful at the same time, which is why Chris loves it.  I am very proud and in awe of him, he never seems to be scared.  He just gets in the water and lets the kite take him back and forth down the the sound. 

Before leaving Rodanthe, and just as the clouds were darkening, we decided to stop by the beach.  Swimming in the warm ocean and having the entire beach to ourselves while watching the storm roll in was just beautiful, and adventurous.  

It was such an amazing day.  
I feel so blessed and thankful to live in this wonderful place.

and here are a few more pictures of our seaside inspired weekend captured by instagram
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I sure do hope your weekend was filled with the spirit of summer & adventure....
until next time....


  1. Katie, your weekend sounds amazing! Now I'm missing the Outer Banks... :)

  2. What a fun adventure!!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday...and seriously wish I could pull up a beach chair and a bud light lime right next to ya!

  3. Everything about this post is so wonderful. Sleepy island life... when I was 15 I hated it, but the older I get the more I realize it's pretty hard to beat. xo