What does that number mean? That number means that we’ve finished our third marathon! Woohoo! Three down, only forty-seven more to go…
So what did we do last weekend? Well, I’ll tell you!
Friday we left after I got off of work, which was pretty early since it was Veteran’s Day weekend. Driving to the Outer Banks only takes about an hour and half, which is, let’s face it, pretty dang awesome! We got into OBX around 6 or so. It was kind of different because by the time we got there it was already dark. Another anomaly was that OBX had been experiencing flooding and super high tides. As I was driving down the road I had to dodge huge puddles that covered both lanes of the highway and sand drifts. We got a little worried that this would affect the marathon on Sunday, but we were assured (by the local weatherman) that all would be well by 7 AM on Sunday. But I digress… We checked in and I instantly went to the balcony to look outside at the beach. Surprise! The ocean was right under our window.
It was kind of creepy to see the ocean that close. Usually it’s waaaay back there, but not this weekend.
After standing in awe of the ocean it was grubbin’ time. We decided on The Black Pelican and were not disappointed. Leanne will write more about our restaurants, hotel and the like in her later post, but I just want to state that I really liked The Black Pelican. One of the highlights were the oysters! The were amazingly delicious. I am not a big oyster person, at all, but they are in season and when at the beach…
Friday night ended with a grocery shopping trip to get the necessities for Sunday; bagels, peanut butter, and banana’s. Also, some unecessities were consumed; mainly in the form of red wine.
On to …Saturday!
Up bright and early, no really! Our clock had was not in “falling back” mode, so we were up an hour earlier than we really intended. No mater, we got to the best places on the Banks to get donuts. Where you ask? DUCK DONUTS!! Oh sweet, hot, buttery goodness! The lady there was a little overwhelmed with the onslaught of people that were there before 8. See the thing is that they make the donuts fresh to order, really they do, which when only one person is working can lead to backups. However, we got our donuts and were soon back at the hotel, sitting on our balcony drinking very hot coffee and eating delectable donuts.
The rest of the day Saturday was filled with picking up packet information and trying to figure out where to watch football games. We tried to go to a Christmas holiday craft show, but it didn’t quite work out. First, I got us lost. Then, I found the place and it was in a very tiny Community Center at the back of the Fire Station. I pulled into the parking lot thinking maybe it’d get more exciting once I got all the way to the back…mmmm, not so much. If we would have went in, there would have been a grand total of 10 people at the craft show. No thanks, I really don’t like to be the only one looking at what people are selling. Inevitably, I’ll feel guilty and buy something that I don’t really want or need just so that the little old lady will stop boring holes into my forehead.
This is part of my synopsis of our weekend. I going to stop and break the weekend in half. After the craft show the evening got…interesting, you’ll see.
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