Friday was the day that my family left for the start of our vacation. Mom, dad, and I spent Friday night with my grandparents in North Carolina and then got up and drove to Emerald Isle. I've been so excited about this beach trip since the day my dad booked a house a few months ago. Because I hadn't been on vacation in three years, I was probably more excited for this trip than any other.
The drive to the beach was exciting, as always, and was especially so because the weather was nice. I rolled my window down most of the drive and just enjoyed the warm, salty breeze blowing my hair every which way. I didn't care because I was on the way to the beach, where you know no one and life is carefree. We arrived at the cottage, unloaded all our many suitcases, and enjoyed relaxing while waiting on my brothers to arrive. Pizza was devoured that night and after some watching of the Olympics, we were off to our beds. I woke up first yesterday morning and made muffins as I waited for everyone else to wake up. The weather was beautiful and I was thrilled. We laid out on the beach for most of the day and soaked up the sun until we were sun-kissed. A delicious meal of fajitas and taco salad was eaten and soon after, night #2 was over.
Unfortunately, today has been full of rain and on-and-off power outages, but that's okay because I was able to upload and edit my pictures! I'm praying today is the only day it rains but until I find out, here is a look into the first few days of my beach trip.