What a wonderful way to wake up on my last morning. The new room faced east and I set my alarm to wake up with the sunrise around 7:15. Gorgeous!
I was supposed to do sunrise yoga today, but instead I read in bed and pittered in my computer until it was time to meet mom and dad for breakfast at 8:30.
I was craving cold cereal again, so I had another half cup baggie of GoLean crunch topped with fresh fruit and coconut and some skim milk.
They also had a raspberry cheese danish on the buffet. For the most part I am not tempted by pastries in the morning, but my Grandmother Younger always served us raspberry danish for breakfast so I had some in her honor this morning. Just a bite 😉
Plus more fresh OJ for my cold (which is still inhabiting my lungs and nose but luckily has been minor)
And coffee x 2 small mugs.
Breakfast was lonely without the whole gang today. Larbs + Matt took the 7:30 am ferry this morning to make their flights out of Raleigh.
After we ate my parents and I set out for our morning activity – a marsh walk/hike for them and a run for me starting from Middle Island, a strip of land that juts out into the preserved marsh. We hopped in the golf cart to drive the 5ish miles around the island to get there.
I left my parents there and ran the appx. 5 miles back to the Harbor Village!
My route – green dot is start; yellow dot is finish. Wish I could share more running routes this way.
It was a wonderful run – I felt like I was floating. The beauty was magnified by Pachelbel’s Canon in D, the piano version, on my iPod. Matt Allen would have loved the run – hopefully we can do it the next time we’re there.
We left the island on the 12:30 ferry, although what we didn’t know was there was no 12:30 ferry! We luckily were there 30 minutes early and had to race on to make the 12:10 ferry. So I had no time to blog breakfast.
The Original Three
We made it to Wilmington to have a farewell lunch by the Cape Fear River.
For years we have been coming to these two waterfront restaurants for lunch when we visit the Carolina beaches. Today we chose Elijah’s. As soon as we sat down my mom announced that it was “the original three” of us – before Larbs was born and husbands joined the family.
For the second meal in a row, we had fabulous bread. I had one of these mini cornbread muffins. I was pretty hungry, but not as hungry as you’d think I’d be after a medium-small breakfast and a 5 mile run 5 hours later! But these sure tasted good.
I started with an iced tea, but I took a sip of mom’s diet coke and it was good nice and fizzy that I switched!
For lunch I had a great spinach salad topped with a piece of rare grilled salmon, cranberries, carrots, tomatoes, walnuts, and blue cheese.
I only ate half of the salmon so I could take home the rest to have for dinner on a sandwich during my transit to Charlotte.
A french fry (more for artistic purposes than the eating record)
And I also had a doughy sweet roll – SO GOOD!! (More for the eating record than artistic purposes )
We enjoyed lunch in December on the porch, which was perfectly comfortable in 60* with plastic dividers.
I actually found a wireless signal at a gas station and was going to upload from somewhere in Eastern North Carolina (I’d blogged from my laptop in the car) but the signal never went through
So now I am back in Hillsborough – just loaded up the whole car – and I am about to eat the Most Glamourous KERF Dinner Ever!!
Leftover salmon plopped on Nature’s Own bread with a little mustard, mayo + dill
Three pickles –
A 7-Up and a peppermint patty!
Eating on the go at its worst/best –
I’m hitting the road for Charlotte in about 30 minutes. ETA: 10pm.
Can’t wait for an oatmeal breakfast!! (Although I might have to walk to the grocery store for milk + bananas before I can dig in 😎 )