Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ocracoke Vacation

The third week of June, Jason, Sims and I spent the week at our favorite summer destination - Ocracoke!  This was Sims first visit to the island, his first time on a ferry, and his first trip riding in the Jeep.  He seemed to love it all.  I was surprised how much he loved riding in the Jeep, but it ends up that he can see out much better than in our other cars.  I wasn't loving the long trip crammed in the back seat next to him, but at least it was only a 3 hour drive to the ferry!

This was also the first vacation with just the three of us!  We rented a house near Silver Lake, so we were able to walk to most of the restaurants and shops.  We ate at almost all of our favorite restaurants: The Back Porch, Jason's, The Jolly Roger, Thai Moon. We were disappointed that we didn't get to eat at S'MacNally's. Next year! 

Of course we drove on the beach.  (That is one of the best parts of going to Ocracoke, besides the ferry.)  We all loved hanging out on the beach in the afternoon and coming back home to clean up and go out to dinner.  After Sims went to bed, Jason and I would hang out on the screened porch and listen to the cicadas. Very relaxing.

We took a day trip over to Hatteras, mainly to try the Apple Uglies at Orange Blossom Bakery in Buxton.  We had heard how delicious they were, so we thought it would be a short morning trip.  Not exactly the case.  We got back to the house at 3 pm!  Oh, well, the Apple Ugly was worth it!  On the ferry back to Ocracoke, we couldn't believe the color of the water.  It looked like we were in the Caribbean!

Sims really seems to love playing in the sand.  He is becoming quite a little beach baby!

We took the windows out of the Jeep as soon as we got on the island.  There is nothing better than riding around with the windows out (except when the doors are off, too!)  Can't wait until next year!

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