Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Friday, August 7, 2020

OBX vacation

What a wonderful week we just had with some of our friends in OBX. I have been friends with Jocelyn since I was in 5th grade.  We have seen each other occasionally over the years (graduations, weddings, a girls weekend and then THREE separate visits with our families - ONE. TWO.  THREE. Saturday morning we drove to OBX to meet their family, for a week, at the beach. We had a beach house in Kill Devil Hills and they had a beach house, with 2 other families, in Duck, NC. It was such a fun week.  It was 4 families and a total of 13 kids ages 4-10 years old.

Saturday evening dinner - kids lined up for pizza!

Sunday morning - Exploring the Avalon Pier that was just a few blocks from our rental. We then headed to the beach access near the Hrovath's rental. Our daily plan was head to their beach (around 10am) with lunches packed. When everyone had their beach fill (usually around 3-4pm) we would go back and swim at their pool until dinner.

Friends since 1993

TACO BAR at our house for Sunday night dinner. After dinner we walked to the Avalon Pier.

Monday morning was overcast and cloudy and we decided to check out Jockey's Ridge. It did not disappoint! In Wilmington, you are not allowed on the sand dunes - you will be fined if you are caught on them. Our kids loved running up and down the dunes.

We had some amazing finds at the beach this trip. Meg & Ella found a live starfish on Monday. Wednesday afternoon Lily found a huge, beautiful & all-in-tact conch shell. Then on Thursday, Jake found a live puffer fish while boogie boarding (no photo). So fun! Our friends said that our family was "the ocean whisperers."

Another lost tooth on Monday evening!

Tuesday is when Hurricane Isaias was riding up the east coast. We had lots of wind and some rain in OBX. However, Wilmington got hit - see next post. We ate breakfast, walked to the pier to see the waves and then hung out at the pool all day.

Tuesday morning pancakes by Jake. At home, Jake is in charge of Saturday morning breakfasts. The options are pancakes or waffles and he is really good at those two options!

Tuesday after dinner we walked in to the boardwalk at Duck. 
We grabbed some yummy ice cream too!

Wednesday morning back at Avalon Pier, before we headed to meet our friends at the beach.

After dinner Wednesday evening the crew headed to Jockey's Ridge to play on the sand dunes until sunset. This was so fun and everyone had a blast. 

Thursday morning breakfast was at Duck Donuts, which was started here in Duck, NC. Since all of our Duck Donuts have closed in Wilmington, we had to grab some while we were in OBX. We also had Duck Donuts at our Adoption Party back in 2017. It's a family favorite and brings back all the memories.
After breakfast we packed up our rental, headed to their beach to play until 2pm and then hit the road for home.
The crew: 4 families. 13 kids ages 4-10 years old.

Flaming & Hrovath families - friendship is such a gift!