Birthday Continues

March 18, 2012

We stretched out mom’s birthday – cake 3 nights, presents from me on Friday, present from Larbs at breakfast this morning! A spa gift card!


It’s a bit dreary here, so it makes going home a little less painful.


Breakfast buffet


I had the usual for breakfast – this time an Oikos I bought at the grocery store on our way down plus berries and granola.


And coffee. Love coffee when it’s already made for me!


Ferry departs in an hour – just enough time for a quick harbor walk before we go. Then 6.5 hours in a car!


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1 kaila@ healthy helper blog! March 18, 2012 at 8:34 am

Birthdays are more fun when you make them last! I am a big believer in Birthday weeks! Ha!


2 Amy @ Nourishing Power March 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

I am always so thankful when Mother Nature throws us a bone at the end of a vacation and the weather is less than pleasant. Especially when it’s a beach trip; I almost never want to leave!


3 katie @KatieDid March 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

wow I didn’t know Bald Head was such a long drive for you. Safe travels and enjoy your final walk on the island!


4 Jen March 18, 2012 at 8:38 am

Do you take car breaks or just drive straight through?


5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

My last day in Co Springs was cloudy, windy and chilly. Made it sliiiiiightly less hard to leave. Still hard :(


6 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

Travel safe! Personally, I love long car rides.


7 Megan's @ Megan's Munchies March 18, 2012 at 9:02 am

Birthday celebrations should always last more than one day! Have a safe trip home!


8 Kelly @ Vegolosophy March 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

mmmm breakfast buffet, looks yummy!!!! Enjoy the walk and safe drive home! :)


9 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio March 18, 2012 at 9:05 am

Have a wonderful trip home!


10 Khushboo March 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

I love long car journeys, especially when I’m armed with snacks, good music and good company!


11 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

Although I never want dreary weather on vacation, I agree that it makes leaving a little less painful when the weather’s not great on your last day. It’s the worst when the sun is shining and beautiful and you have to leave! Have a safe trip back.


12 Björg March 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

Mmmm now I’m craving a delicious breakfast buffet :)


13 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

What a wonderful way to end the weekend. Your mom must feel so blessed to be able to have such a wonderful birthday with her family. I talk to my mom 20x a day, but even though we only live 20 minutes apart, because of our schedules, visiting is not often enough.

Have a safe trip home.


14 Nescett @ bananaoats March 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

I love it when coffee is already made for me too. It’s such a simple thing but it makes me sooooo happy!


15 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

I love it when you’ve had great weather for a whole trip and then the day you leave it gets all cloudy – such good luck!


16 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

Don’t miss the ferry! I’ve done that from BHI..whoops :)

Safe travels home and hope the 6.5 hours goes fast and smoothly!


17 Kristen @ Change of Pace March 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

Kath, where did you guys stay in Bald Head? We live in Wilmington and have thought about going there for just an overnight trip. Any recommendations?


18 KathEats March 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

We stay at the Marsh Harbor Inn, where my dad has a time share. But it’s a really nice, romantic B&B that you can rent by the night. It’s more pricey in the summer, but in the off season it’s reasonable.


19 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

Glad you had a good trip and mini-vacay! Safe travels back home!


20 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

We had a 7.5 hour drive from our 6 day vacation…not as bad when you have snacks, packed lunches,stops for coffee and the tunes cranked! We also left in dismal weather…fog at the top of the mountain seemed to follow us home! lol Now I am up to my ears in laundry! Aagh!


21 Blessing | Working Mom Journal March 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

Have a safe trip back home. You all are having so much fun.


22 Angel7 March 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

I love spa gifts :) They are so wonderful!


23 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I think it’s so funny how often the weather is so dreary on days we go home from vacation.. it’s like it’s meant to make it easier to leave!


24 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles March 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Have a safe trip home, Kath!


25 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings March 19, 2012 at 9:57 am

Dreary, maybe, but still looks gorgeous! Sounds like a great time was had by all :)


26 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

What a gorgeous buffet + setup! Despite the clouds, it looks like a wonderful time :)


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