This past weekend was our first true beach weekend of the year. Some of our best friends have a family house there and we just love our summer getaways. These are the type of friends that we feel totally comfortable with laying around the beach house den, sipping coffee and watching silly movies. This was the first summer that we have had a fifth member ... their adorable baby boy. We also had both of our dogs at the house -- a house full of love and lots of activity!
Drake is such a beach dog. I call him a Southern Husky. He loves getting wrist-deep in the waves and sniffing the salty air. We all took a beach walk together on Saturday morning and he was so happy. He found an old crab shell and picked it up with his mouth, looking so proud and excited. It was adorable.
After our walk Saturday morning I got the most delicious breakfast crepe from the Tokyo Crepes food truck -- peanut butter, Nutella, banana slices, and whipped cream. You can see below how huge it was. It's in a cone shape and I ate every bit of it (minus a bite for the dogs).
That afternoon the boys went into town to catch the ECU game at Rita's and Lindsay and I sat on the porch sunning our legs, reading magazines, and watching a napping cutie pie on the baby monitor. We later joined the boys at Surf Bar for a beer and then headed to Taco Boy for an early dinner.
That Sunday we didn't have any yardwork or chores to do back in Charlotte (a rarity!) so we were able to stick around the beach for longer than normal. We all relaxed around the house and then had a great brunch at Ritas. Their burgers are some of the best I've ever had.
Before hitting the road, Ian and I took on a family tradition of mine -- we walked down to the water to "say goodbye to the ocean." It will be next year before we have our toes in the ocean water again ... not a moment too soon!