Here are the photos of our Nags Head family beach trip to the Outer Banks in September when the heat breaks and the crowds fade. Part II coming tomorrow!
Our Nags Head Family Beach Trip Recap!
Last weekend we joined Thomas’s family and their long-time friends for a long weekend in Nags Head, which is on the southern end of the Outer Banks.
The two families have been going together for two weeks in September for more than 40 years. While we moved the trip up to August the last two years for school reasons, the Donnes love to go in September for better prices and crowd-free beaches, so they moved the trip back this year.
While it’s not ideal to take the kids out of school, we let them skip a few days so we could stretch our visit over a long weekend.
We had a wonderful visit with nothing but sunny, warm days!
Birch, Mazen and their cousin Nash had a blast playing. They created all kinds of games! The big boys spent more time in the pool than they did the beach due to rough waves and “boring sand.”
But Birch loved the sand! He convinced us all to carry buckets of water up the hill so he could dump them out and ask us to do it again.
There was also lots of grandparent time: fishing with Grandpa, lunch out with Nona, and an aquarium visit too!
Golf, Games & Beach Walks
Thomas and the gents went to play golf on Saturday.
We played lots of Splendor and Jaipur in the evenings.
And I got in a 45-minute beach walk every day. My most peaceful moments <3
The Menu: Bagels, Sandwiches, and Seafood
We had standard beach fare of bagels for breakfast (+ John’s famous waffles!), sandwiches for lunch and tons of fresh seafood for dinner.
Same sandwich every day!
Shrimp + Clams
Fresh Grilled Fish
Burgers + Beans
All I kept thinking was “why is Roy Kent on her family trip?” You are so right… Thomas and whatever that actor’s name is look very similar!! Beautiful photos! My family used to skip out of school and go to the beach at random times aligned with my dad’s off work schedule and I have such fond memories of it. It feels extra nice to be on vacation when your peers are in school!
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Kathryn Louise says
So nice to see lima beans or are those butter beans, the two always confuse me