Here's where we stayed both this year and last.
Here's the view from the dining room. Nice!
It's a great little condo development, with two pools, which came in handy this year because the surf was a bit choppy as Hurricane Irene headed out and Hurricane Katia headed in. In the photo below, our building is the one all the way to the right, closest to the beach. That's Bogue Sound on the other side. EI is quite the narrow island, right?
I love the beach, and the ocean. Being here recharges me. There is absolutely nothing like the starry sky on a clear night at the beach. Breathtaking.
BonnieBlue had a ton of fun. The only thing missing is someone her age to play with. We desperately want to find a family with a girl her age to come to the beach with us.
Sunday, we had our friend (Aunt Reesie) and my work colleague over for dinner. Her family has a beachfront cottage here on EI that has been in their family since the middle of the century. She spends several weeks every summer here, and our visit usually overlaps with her stay. BonnieBlue took this pic.
We always stop at Willis' fish market for Vesta's homemade key lime pie and fresh shrimp and scallops. Next door is this gift shop.
We take quite a few day trips when we're in NC. On Saturday we went to Cape Lookout National Seashore. BonnieBlue is too little to go up in the lighthouse yet. Maybe next time!
Today, our last day, is rainy as Hurricane Katia moves closer in. She is supposed to skirt landfall, but we've gotten quite a lot of rain this morning just the same. As I type, it looks as if it might clear up for a little while.
Tomorrow we'll drive all day (12 hours!) to make it back home. I am already missing the beach. Sigh.