What another incredible day! I am so grateful for my time spent on Bald Head. Like they say in the movies, “times stops” here.
The day started with a family walk –
We made friends with lots of wildlife on our walk –
Our walk was marsh view and totally fun
A blue heron –
And a cute puppy!
A late lunch –
Leftover salad with feta + walnuts and grapes and leftover shrimp and tortilla chips
And a cheesy roll
The Inn we’re staying in has a cookie jar….
I resisted it thus far, but I had a delicious cookie after lunch 🙂
And then we said goodbye to mom and dad
After some debate on what to do next, beer + beach were both mentioned
Yesterday when we threw out the Operation Beautiful bottle, it only went about 10 feet and then came back ashore. Bummer! Today, Matt took it waaaaay out there [in the freezing water] and threw it hard.
Success! It went way out there and drifted out with the tide.
After a chilly hour or in the beach, we came inside for some sports.
Soccer!!! Matt A. is turning from Matt Allen to Matt Athlete because he is not only a star runner, but a star soccer player too!
OK, I won’t lie. They brought New Castle for hydration! We played sports for about 40 minutes and we got thirsty!
A lonely cocktail hour without our parents. I had some Reisling
Family portraits –
For entertainment we played a version of Trivial Pursuit that let us keep our own score –
Larbs demonstrating a penguin’s foot –
After cocktail hour we hopped on the golf cart to head to dinner
We went to the Bald Head Island Club for dinner. Our first time there, so we were in the reviewing mode.
A delicious Shriaz
We had the fried oysters to start – and they were fabulous!
I had the crab cakes for my meal.
But we played the rotate-your-plates game, so we all had a taste of everything. Matt A.’s vanilla fish was the best, followed by my crab cakes and them Matt’s cornmeal fish and then Larbs’ gumbo.
We couldn’t resist an Apple Pie a la mode and Carrot Cake for dessert
And when we returned, the last bite of birthday cake.
‘Twas a super festive and fun evening!
But totally time for bed!