How lucky am I, the weekend after my birthday (and, incidentally, the weekend before my Important Person’s birthday) I went away with the aforementioned Important Person for an amazing beach getaway.
Thank you thank you thank you to my aunt Kathy and uncle Tom for making this sunset and other amazing moments happen…
My boyf drove at a… sprightly pace as we left the Raleigh/Durham traffic on Friday night and we made it to the Outer Banks just in time to enjoy:
- Fish tacos at Mama Kwan’s and
- An amazing and spooky walk on the beach! The waves had been real high for both that day and the previous week, so there was the roaring and crashing of water and these huge white chunks of seafoam flying all over the place in the wind. Meanwhile, the tide was so high we sometimes we had to scramble up to touching the dunes to avoid the water hitting us. And, the moon was almost full. It felt like being on another planet, in the best way possible
The next day, surprise surprise, we immediately had to have another beach walk:
The weekend was just a series of delights.
Cheese and charcuterie plates on the beach (he’s a meat man, I’m a cheese girl)
Sunset on Nag’s head pier
Plus fried oysters (plus unpictured The Best Scallops I’ve Had In Recent Memory at Tortuga’s Lie, plus unpictured drinks and birthday cake at what turned out to be a rather raucous scene at Outer Banks Brewing Company).
More fun included hanging out at the Wright Brothers Memorial
Bonding with pirates and having a delicious breakfast (which as you can see from the poster behind me is the princely sum of $3.99) at the Jolly Roger
And generally soaking up the sun with this guy. My fellow Libra and birthday celebrant.
We were sad to drive home Sunday afternoon. The purchase of Duck Donuts helped. (He got bacon, she got pumpkin spice. Gender cliches lol)
We got home, but was my birthday celebrating finally done? NO!
Then my sweet little sister showed up! Ecstastic to spend time with me hahahahahahaha.
Malindi’s been down south in Louisiana, where her husband has been working as communications direct for John Bel Edwards’ (SUCCESSFUL! PRAISE BE!) reelection campaign.
She was seeing very little of Eric as the election kicked into high gear and decided it’d be a nice time to come for a visit and see my house.
We did that.
We also ate more dessert, SURPRISE.
And we met up with my cousin for the most innnn-creddddible dinner at a new-to-me restaurant, Postal Fish Company.
Starting with oysters is always a win.
Every single thing on the menu sounded so, so delicious and it was really really hard to come up with what to order. Finally we opted to just get three entrees and share them all. (Plus unpictured, delicious cornbread).
Blackened Pitt Co. Catfish with stewed Sea Island red peas, andouille, and tomato jam
Shrimp bologese with ricotta gnocchi and charred scallion creme
Duo of Black Drum and Spadefish with roasted fall vegetables and Anson Mills farro fennel soubise
We took a picture of the dessert menu just to show our cousin’s husband, who’s 100% someone who would be tickled to see oysters on a dessert menu. (She also nicely took him home some key lime pie, which is his favorite)
We split the chocolate chess pie (incredible) with bourbon molasses ice cream (INCREDIBLE)
Malindi took this picture HAHAHAHA
And thus ends the absurdly lucky amount of celebrating I got to do for turning a very forgettable age. Yay for the people I love they are pretty great ❤