Places to Go (Vacation) - Our 4th Annual Memorial Day Outer Banks' Beach Trip (Nags Head, NC)
For the last four years we've taken the kids out of school for a few days and rented a house in the Outer Banks with friends.
If you ask me, there's no better introduction to summer than spending the end of May at the beach (especially since school doesn't get out until the end of June). Houses rent for cheaper in May, thus allowing us to lounge ocean front at a relatively low cost.
But the best part is the village. Parenting is so much easier when there are 16 adults who all help in different ways. Plus, how wonderful is it to make one meal and then sit back and let your friends cook the rest for you?
And for kids? Who doesn't love night after night of sleepovers with several of your besties?
DAY 2 - the forecast showed hour after hour of rain. But, luck was on our side. Though the area surrounding Nags Head was covered with storms, somehow we managed to stay precipitation-free all day.
This may be my favorite photo ever. Just saying.
Shrimp boil and karaoke on the deck. Total win!!
And every beach trip needs a dance party!
DAY 3 - the rain arrived.
Luckily, we had karaoke, stuffed animals, and Musicly.
DAY 4 - Fog. Lots of fog.
This is when the hole digging became serious business.
Best quote of the weekend, "well, I guess the world needs ditch diggers too."
The end (for now). We've already reserved for next year and I CAN'T WAIT!!