Words to live by: Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Are you facing a situation that seems impossible? No matter how hopeless your circumstance may feel, look trustingly at God, who loves you, and remember that all things are possible with Him.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I had planned to visit the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We spent weeks planning our route, researching rentals, and making all the necessary arrangements. I had 4 days off over the Columbus Day weekend and we thought this would be the perfect getaway time. But then Hurricane Matthew hit and all our plans came to screeching halt. The rental agency who we were dealing with tried to tell us that it would be fine and we should still plan to come! What?? To spend the entire time inside the condo without power? No thank you. Since we had already paid for our accommodations, we decided to just reschedule for the next available weekend. This was difficult since that was my only time off, so I had to get *ahem, creative. My husband basically makes his own hours, so time off is not much of an issue for him. Lucky Duck!
We have a big map atlas and love to pour over it thinking of places to visit. Then we start to map it out. We started off right after school on Thursday afternoon. It’s always so fun to get going on a vacation, and this was no different. About 3 hours in to our journey, we realized that we actually forgot our atlas! Uh oh. We ended up having to rely entirely on our iPhone maps to show us the way. It only got dicey around NYC and Northern New Jersey. The phones kept rerouting us and let’s just say it got a little “tense”!
By only stopping for a quick dinner and gas break, we made it to Salisbury, Maryland by 10 PM and decided to call it a night. We stayed in a Country Inn Suites. Clean, comfortable, and most importantly, free breakfast! Back on the road again by 8 AM with about 4 hours to reach our destination : Duck, North Carolina.
I just loved this bridge! It was 23 miles long and after driving a few miles on it, you cannot see land in any direction. As you can see, it was a beautiful clear day. It felt like we were driving over the water. Which we actually were! In addition to driving over the water, there are 2 tunnels, so you also drive under the water.
We loved seeing this sign! It made it feel real.
After doing some research, we decided that we wanted to stay in a condo on the beach. There are tons of rentals available and most of the houses available had 8+ bedrooms, which was way more than we needed so we felt a condo was the way to go.
The afternoon we arrived was absolutely gorgeous!
This was at the view from our deck. Just a a few steps to the ocean. We spent the afternoon soaking up the sun on the beach and didn’t take a single photo. Whoops. What can I say? We were there to relax!
After a few hours of beach time, we headed out to find some dinner. We ended up at the Sunset Grille.
It was lovely to sit out on this deck and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner. My only complaint is that our wine was served in a plastic cup. I don’t know about you, but that kind of ruins it for me. Oh well. The view more than made up for it!
Here is our view of the sunset that we watched at the end of our first day on the Outer Banks.
I’ll have more on our trip next week as well as my usual style post.
Have a lovely day my friends!