Bald Head Bliss

Travel

Hello from beautiful BHI! Matt and I were fortunate enough to be able to take a semi-last minute trip to Bald Head to stay in my parent’s suite. I don’t have any vacation days yet, so we had to wait to leave at 5 and hit a bit of traffic in Raleigh. Nothing too bad though and we ate Quizno’s for dinner and peanut M & M’s for dessert in the car!

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We made it to the ferry a little after 8 and enjoyed the peaceful night air until the 9 o’clock ferry arrived.

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Being Friday night and all, we headed straight to the only real bar on the island to grab a beer. I had a Blue Point Toasted lager – not my favorite, but enjoyable enough on a hot night when the selection is limited. We sat outside, overlooking the harbor, but when we went in to grab round two, the bar had closed:( I was wondering why the island seemed a little dead on a summer weekend and remember that the kiddos head back to school early in NC. Summer is essentially over after this mini vacation.

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This morning, we had beautiful sunny skies!

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We enjoyed breakfast by the marsh and then went on a slooow 30 minute run. Running is so much more fun on vacation.

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There was a wedding at the inn and some unexpected events (unknown to us) resulted in a change of accommodations. No complaints though because we got moved to this cute house!!!!

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It’s too bad we aren’t here longer to enjoy the space! Around lunchtime, we sunscreened, grabbed lunch at the Peli Deli, and headed to the beach!

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Hello, beautiful.

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Lunch was half of a phenomenal Cuban sandwich and a fish taco.

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The picture blended in with the sand…

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I did some reading on the beach before heading to the pool bar. Yall know I have to have a topical drink when on (warm) vacations! This was a Miami Vice (daiquiri and pina colada). I forgot these existed – I loved it.

This afternoon, we did a little driving around the island, oohing and ahhing at the oceanfront houses and dreaming of bringing all of our friends together for a big beach weekend. Dinner is obviously next…excitement!

  • Kath
    August 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    You got a house!?!? SO exciting!!

  • Mitra
    August 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    So jealous! I was just thinking of how I wanted to be at the beach today. I have visited Bald Head Island twice. My best friend’s parents have a house there right on the beach. Gorgeous!

  • Dad
    August 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Wow! How come we weren’t invited down to your beach house?