Ahoy! We just got back from a family vacation to the North Carolina coast, Beaufort to be exact. Parts of that vacation involved a sailboat, so I am qualified to say dumb things like “ahoy” now. I also worked in a few shiver me timbers when I could. It’s possible I’m that annoying person on the sailboat.
Right before we left for vacation, we were getting a checkup at our pediatrician’s office, and when she heard we were going to North Carolina, she whispered, “Did you hear about the shark attacks?”
Well NO, dear woman, I did not, but guess what I’m going to go home and google straight away?
Obviously we did not get eaten by sharks, but damned if we didn’t try by spending almost every day at the beach. The most recent attacks were about 130 miles south of us in Oak Island, but it’s still nerve wracking, especially when you pull up to the lovely lighthouse on Cape Lookout and your sister-in-law says, “Oh yeah, there are sharks in these waters.” THERE ARE SHARKS EVERYWHERE. (Side note: Thank you God, for allowing us to keep all of our limbs.)
Anyway, here are a million vacation photos, so you can feel like you were there too, not getting eaten by sharks either.
Whew! Thank you for sitting through that. I know it’s a lot. Needless to say, we miss our NC family like crazy and can’t wait to go back. Although maybe they are enjoying having their coffee and bandwidth back for themselves.