We don’t have WI-FI so posts will be random.
Monday, October 24
It was hard to say good-bye to Brad, Sheila, and the kids. We had a great time visiting with them for 5 days. Sheila and Brad fixed a great dinner last night. I would guess that Grace’s favorite part of our visit was either the sewing or learning to do Sudoku puzzles; Jackson definitely loved the army men; Colter enjoyed our attention; Crosby seemed to like playing peek-a-boo. The kids get a little wound up when we are there so after we left them last night, we hope things started to get back to normal.
We arrived in the Outer Banks this afternoon. It was a bit of an adventure - the A/C on our car stopped working on Saturday and we stopped east of Raleigh to get it fixed today. Then we drove through rain and heavy rain. Shortly before we arrived, the rain stopped! Surely an omen that we are in for a great time!
Our cottage is cute! In 900 square feet we have a living room, a kitchen, a dining room, two bedrooms, a laundry room, and a tiny bathroom! We have a privacy fence around the tiny backyard which has two chairs, a table, a grill and an outdoor shower. It should be perfect!
Tonight we ate at Awful Arthur’s. Our landlord, Eric, recommended the place and told us about the portions so we shared a deep fried shrimp dinner with extra hush puppies. Ray added a bowl of clam chowder and I added a side salad - Why??? The portions are huge - we had 16 large shrimp, a nice serving of coleslaw, wonderful red potatoes AND we had that chowder, the side salad, and a dozen hush puppies!
After dinner, we walked out to the ocean; it was about 70 degrees with a good breeze. When we got ‘home’ we walked to the sound. Our neighborhood is mostly permanent residents and it seems pretty quiet. Think we’ll leave the air off and sleep with the windows open tonight!
We are catching up on laundry and trying to decide what to do tomorrow…..