Farewell to our island days for now! We will be back this summer.
Our final day at Bald Head was warm and sunny again. I made a lovely whipped banana oatmeal with some melty Peanut Butter and Co Smooth Operator. SO GOOD!
By mid-morning, Thomas took Mazen to the driving range and mom and I went on a long beach walk. I finished up by walking up and down our street until the boys came home listening to a podcast.
We had a late lunch – more sammies – and then headed to the beach for the afternoon.
This sweet boy makes friends so easily. I think he had 10 friends throughout the week. It’s such a blessing since he doesn’t have a sibling to play with, and Bald Head was crawling with kids on spring break.
We headed back to the house for showers to discover that the power was out on half the island! So random. With the sun still up it wasn’t too much of a big deal, although I ran out of hot water for my shower.
We went to the BHI Club for cocktail hour by the fire pit and live music.
Mazen was freshly showered but worked up a nice sweat complete with grass stains while we waited for our table. Again, he made friends and raced the big boys across the lawn over and over. We had to drag him inside for dinner at sunset!
For dinner I had the pear + arugula salad with blue cheese and candied nuts. The best salad combo!
Plus a crab cake sandwich and fries.
We left on the 9:30 ferry the next day and made our way through a rain and snow storm back to Cville.
Our travels went by fast though because we listened to the entire Dirty John podcast. It’s a true crime story about a sketchy man named John and his involvement with a family in California. Definitely worth listening to! I would love any more true crime podcast suggestions!
Back at home I wanted to keep cocktail hour going minus the booze, so I tried this Seedlip non-alcoholic distilled spirit that the company sent me to sample. You’d never know there was not alcohol in this – it was great! The Garden 108 flavor, pictured below, reminded me of gin + fresh peppers and has a strong herbal aromatic profile. I mixed it with an elderflower tonic. They also make a spiced option called Spice 94. If you are not a drinker or are just looking for some great mixer options, these are delicious!
Thomas’s sweet mom left us Mona Lisa Pasta ravioli and sauce in the fridge for dinner, and we cooked that with some frozen peas. It was so nice to be able to unpack and not rush to the grocery store.
On Sunday morning, Mazen and I had a stuffed animal karaoke session in bed before heading down for coffee and breakfast. Liony sang “The Circle Of Life.”
We had eggs and biscuits with jam for breakfast. (Another treat from Eileen!)
Mazey went to spend the day with Matt, and after a quick gym session, I packed up a picnic and joined some girlfriends at Jefferson Vineyards for the afternoon. It was juuuuuuuust warm enough to sit outside. (Although we were all bundled up!)
Hope you enjoyed your weekends!