Sand In Sight

July 3, 2010

Nothin’ but sky and water!

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Our drive was uneventful except for a stop at a gas station that was missing its bathroom soap…

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We made it to Wilmington in 3/45 hours and met Larbs and birthday boy MATT (!!) for a late lunch at one of our family traditions: The Pilot House.

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Matt got a Harpoon…

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I got a lemony water…

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The scenery was just perfect

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Cornbread + Biscuits! I had a cornbread, Matt a biscuit

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And for lunch, the Fried green Tomato + Goat Cheese Salad with peppers and almonds.

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Matt and I got the calamari to put on our salads (he got a spinach salad)

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I gave him a tomato and a goat cheese round and then added some calamari on top. It was delicious!

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Loved the thick cornmeal crust on the tomatoes!

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We FINALLY made it to our house after much traffic and some grocery shopping

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How much food does one need for 7 days at the beach!? I brought a lot from home!

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Vitamix! Smoothies (and margaritas!) at the beach sounds just dandy all blended up.

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Fresh Market Coffee!!

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Great Harvest bread (hope we don’t run out!!)

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Off to participate in cocktail hour!

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1 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

what a lovely lunch! i like calamari, but not too much, so i like the idea of sprinkling it on top of salads.


2 D July 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Hi! I always read and never comment, but I just wanted to say that I was looking at something on youtube (that was health related) and I noticed a familiar acronym pop up in the sidebar…and it was a video of a certain blogger freestyle dancing! I just wanted to say that it was AWESOME and you seem like so much fun. You always seem a lot more “grown up” than other bloggers (not a bad thing!), but this totally showed that you have a silly side as well. Loved it!


3 Kath July 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Ha!!! No way!! What a coincidence you’d see it :)


4 Meg July 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I wanna see!! 😀


5 Dynamics July 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm



6 D July 3, 2010 at 7:10 pm

eeek. sorry if this wasnt meant to be seen! haha :)


7 Courtney July 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Love that you brought the Vita-Mix on vacation! Harpoon is made a short drive from us…its one of our favorites! In fact, we have cases of all the different kinds in our basement right now, glad to see its showing on KERF!

PS. that goat cheese round looks delicious all on its own!


8 Kaz July 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I want to try fried green tomatoes some day. I was born and raised in the south and have yet to enjoy them! Your lunch looks so yummy. 😀

Have fun at the beach!


9 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm

It looks so gorgeous! Have a fabulous time. 😉


10 Laura July 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm

What a great looking place, I love all the boardwalks down to the water. Enjoy your holiday margaritas (and smoothies) :)


11 Cynthia (It All Changes) July 3, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I love family lunches like that. You have great food fun all the time.


12 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Amazing! I love the picture of you walking on the dock. It’s very relaxing but had a nice touch of “winder” to it if you know what I you know just by looking at the picture that you’re in for a nice vacation!


13 Jenny July 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Enjoy your holiday and margaritas!


14 Meg July 3, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I always bring a good supply of stuff from home on vaca/travels 😉 it’s such a money + craving saver!

Enjoy the beach Kath!!! And make sure ya wash your hands with SOAP asap 😉


15 Evan Thomas July 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I love how you brought like 5 nut butter(I would have done the same ;-))


16 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Oh Kath, have a great time! I know you guys really need this time to relax and hang out with family! I am sure you will have a blast!


17 Danielle (Runs on Green) July 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I always bring my vitamix with me! And nut butter…they’re essentials 😀

Enjoy cocktail hour!


18 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I like all the wooden bridges to the beach! You have your own private access?

Vita mix, nut butters, and Great Harvest bread — you’re all set!


19 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life July 3, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Mmmm, what a yummy looking lunch!
I just had some calamari last night, but yours looks a lot better than mine did! 😉
Enjoy the beach! 😎


20 jassy July 3, 2010 at 7:13 pm

your vacation looks so nice–the beach, house, view, and food…and you’ve graduated! lots of blessings :)


21 Camille July 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Happy Birthday Matt!
Everything looks delicious!


22 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 3, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I was so shocked how much food my mom and I bought for our outing for three this weekend!


23 caronae July 3, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Hehe, I love that you have FIVE jars of nut butter, lol! A true food blogger…


24 Hannah July 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm

What a beautiful beginning to a holiday! Made more enticing to me because I’m in winter here in Australia. What I wouldn’t give for some sun, sand, and fried goat cheese…


25 [email protected] July 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Looks like it will be a great weekend of food!


26 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey July 3, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Aw you guys will have so much fun. :) Happy birthday to Matt! Lol, I love all the food you brought. I travel quite a bit, so I often have to pack up my pantry too. That Great Harvest bread looks incredible; I doubt you’ll run out. :)


27 Erin July 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Welcome to wilmington!!!! You staying on wrightsville beach or Carolina? Have a GREAT time!!! Loved it when my parents visited here once and we stayed in a condo on the water..was amazing to wake up, eat on a blacony listening to the waves, reading a good book and enjoying a cup of joe…loved it. Hope you have a great week… and let us know of any healthy good eats, like those great looking salads :) I have found some…but not all. :) Enjoy your vacay and congrats!!!!!!!!!


28 [email protected]:// July 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

How fun, love that salad what a great concept. I always bring so much food from home also, you can never be to prepared and you gotta have the food you love. Which mostly is your own food from home.


29 Jo July 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Wow this place looks to die for! I have seriously been longing for the beach and a deliciously meal on the beach at that! Ahhh I need a vacation very soon (as I did not get one this weekend)


30 Pamela July 3, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Your in my town! Have fun on your trip – it was lovely in Wilmington today for sure. And if you run out of bread… we do have a Great Harvest – I was there this morning. Happy relaxaing beach vacation – the best kind!


31 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf July 3, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Mmmm. You wouldn’t have to ask me twice if you offered to stock my pantry. Just sayin’. You pack the best food.


32 Wei-Wei July 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Bringing the Vitamix + *6* jars of nut butters on a holiday = WIN. I love the way you think, dear.



33 Diana July 4, 2010 at 9:11 am

Vanilla Georgia Pecan!!?? How have I missed that at Fresh Market – sounds delicious! :)


34 MeganB July 4, 2010 at 10:00 am

Love the Pilot House! Your blog makes me miss my home state…soak up that NC beach!!


35 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 4, 2010 at 10:20 am

Love that you take your own food supplies away with you! Hope you have a great time, it looks absolutely gorgeous!


36 Jane July 4, 2010 at 11:08 am

That is the salad I would have gone for. I have yet to find fried green tomatoes on a menu on the west coast. The second I do I’ll take no prisoners.


37 Tammy @ Defining Wellness July 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm

We’re going to Wilmington this Saturday. UNCW is my alma mater! Love reading these posts! :)


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