Hello everyone! We just got back yesterday from a week at Oak Island, North Carolina. Laney went with us--this was her first trip to the ocean! Unfortunately it was still very, very cold there (gee thanks jetstream!) but we still had a good time, even if we couldn't stick any toes in the water.
The first few days were very windy--you can see here from the look on Laney's face that she was NOT happy about it:
Oak Island has it's own lighthouse--not a very pretty one by lighthouse standards, but unique in that it never needs painted. When this lighthouse was built, the coloring was added to the cement mix, tinting it whatever color it was to be for all eternity. Pretty cool, huh?!
Towards the end of the week the wind had finally calmed down, so we made a trip to the beach again that she enjoyed a little more. You could definitely tell there had recently been some bad weather, the sand was so packed down it was like walking on cement. Tons of seashells on the beach, great for someone wanting to pick.
Our trip home was dreadful, the traffic was frantic--and Virginia DOT decided that Good Friday would be a good day to repair guard rail--seriously?????? By the time we got to our hotel, we were all beat, Laney included. We were glad that the rest of the drive Saturday morning was much easier.