Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Weekend Getaway - Corolla Beach - Personal

A few weeks ago we visited Corolla Beach for a friend's wedding (more on that later!). My family used to go to the Nags Head area for vacation every summer, but it's been years since I've been back. It was so much fun seeing some of the places I remember! However, I did NOT remember the awful traffic. I'm sure it was there, and my dad was probably all frustrated while us kids were happily playing in the back totally oblivious to adult frustrations :) We ended up sitting in traffic for about 5 hrs trying to get on the island, but once we made it, we had a blast! After the wedding, Michael and I were able to go hang-gliding at Kitty Hawk. We are sort of thrill-seekers... so far we've gone sky diving, taken a hot air balloon ride, and gone parasailing. This was also on our list! It was SO much fun. Still slightly terrifying, as this tiny bi-plane pulls you up holding you by a single string, but a lot of fun. We hung out on the beach, got up to see the sunrise, and ate some amazing food. It was a quick visit, just a long weekend, but we had a great time. Enjoy my favorites from the visit!

                                                               Sunrise on the beach












Hang-gliding! Not awkward at all to be laying on top of a stranger









Visiting a restaurant featured on Diners, Dive-Ins and Drives




Sunset on the waterfront at dinner







Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Your Grandma Did What? - A Personal Post

As you all can probably tell, I love visiting my parents in Hendersonville. I can't believe it's already been a year since they moved there! I think this past visit was my favorite because it was a mini-reunion! Both my sisters and their husbands were there, and even my uncle from Michigan! It was a short trip, just a long weekend, but worth it. Michael and I took Sampson the Spyder and got my parents' retirement community all riled up over the excitement. But my favorite part? Having my 89-year-old grandma, my mom, and my older sister all take a ride on Sampson. I truly never thought I'd see the day when my Grandma would ride a motorcycle!! It was amazing. After that excitement we all enjoyed a visit to Chimney Rock to explore and play putt-putt and Michael and I even visited the smallest chapel at Lake Lure! So enjoy some of my favorites from the weekend and embrace life today!!
                                                     


                                    My family doesn't know how to handle family pictures



                                      And here she is. The 89-yr-old adventurer.                                                

                                                     Mom's turn! Such a smile.



                                                     Last but not least, Emily.






                                                      Exploring Chimney Rock









                                                   

                           

                                     My family doesn't know how to do a proper thumbs-up.

                                                                   Awkward.


Putt-putt!


Michael got the only hole-in-one AND won both teams.


                                                                  The smallest chapel!