What's better than that?
(This is the view from our hotel room window.....)
Here, at MP 7 on the OBX (Outer Banks), NC.
Instead of staying home and being responsible adults and crossing off many items on a to-do list a bazillion entries long, what did we do this weekend?
Drive to the OBX without a room reservation, hoping to make the most of a summer weekend in November flying by the seat of our pants.
Conditions: 77 degrees and sunny Fri/Sat. A nice breeze. Hot sun. A must-do kind of forecast.
Activities: Finding a room (made almost impossible because the OBX marathon was being run today - oopsie!). Once that was accomplished, there was: Fishing. Eating. Running straight down the side of the huge dune at Jockey's Ridge. Dinner with Thing 2 at Awful Arthur's while Dad and Thing 1 zoned to the teevee. Feeding the seagulls right from our hotel balcony. Giving the kids free reign over the pier game room (unsupervised! a first!).
Pluses: The indoor pool. Delivery pizza. Thing 2 swimming, unassisted, in the deep end (another first!). Free breakfast. Crashing waves. Unimpeded views. Cool damp sand. Sea air.
Bottmom line: Highly recommended.
Had a wonderful time. Wished you were there.