We arrived in Emerald Isle a little after 2:00 on Saturday with only "Are we there yet?" numbering in the low hundreds. . .Aidan even waited until we were almost in Fredericksburg before he voiced The Question for the first time. . .
Then, we were off to dinner and grocery shopping (along with everyone else who had arrived that day!)
Sunday, we only had the morning on the beach. It stormed pretty good that afternoon and evening. . .but, Monday through Wednesday were hot, hot hot!!!!
Buried in the sand. . .everyone does this, right???
|Riding the waves!|
Drippy ice creams are the best!
Painting seashells with water colors is a fun occupation when you need to be out of the sun!
Maggie didn't like being left out of the fun, so. . .
By Wednesday afternoon, we were all feeling a little like enough sun for a bit, so we packed ourselves up for a road trip to Beaufort, home of Blackbeard the Pirate and the recovered Queen Anne's Revenge!
We walked around town a bit and looked at the houses and the boats and then went to the Maritime Museum where Aidan loved the Pirate stuff, but was not so crazy about the Diver in the old fashioned diving suit!!!
On Thursday we decided to remain out of the sun a bit more and went up to Pine Knolls to the Aquarium there. . .loved it!! We saw the huge fish tank filled with all kinds of fish, including sharks, and even got to pet some skate, sting rays and turtles!!