Usually we head out to our favorite little beach spot in July for a few days of paradise. This year however with Hensley going back to school so early (July 28th this year!) and with Andy getting 5 days off of work unexpectedly we decided that even though it was a holiday weekend, we were going for it!
Off we went with little to no planning, a quick call to the best beach hotel EVER and our room was booked and our gas tank full. We were off for 4 days of pure beach bliss!
|On the long drive down!|
|So worth it! This place is paradise.|
|Did not take us 2 minutes to hop in the pool!|
We loved just hanging out by the pool, getting in some beach time and getting dinner at Uncle Vinny's. We were so glad to be at our little piece of paradise.
Day two was BEAUTIFUL! We didn't see a drop of rain or a cloud in the sky the whole we were at the beach in fact! We decided to take this day and ride the ferry over to Southport to see what it had to offer and eat some great lunch!
It was a beautiful ride over on the ferry. It was perfect weather :) After a one hour ride over we arrived at Southport.
Southport was recently named the number one happiest seaside town in America. It's a quiet town with lots of great seafood restaurants and awesome little shops. It was pretty busy considering it was a holiday weekend. We had eat at a little place called Provision and Company a few years back and it was so good we decided to go again, despite the one hour wait for a table. There is no lack of beautiful spots in Southport so we grabbed a cold drink and took a stroll to look around.
The hour flew by and soon it was time to EAT!!!
Our view was awesome but I think we were so hungry we were a bit delirious so .... we took selfies :)
We ate tons of crab cakes and peel and eat shrimp and enjoyed each other and the beautiful view.
Soon it was time to say goodbye and head back to the ferry.... only one problem...it was full!
Instead of waiting an hour for the next one we decided to use that hour to shop :) Hensley got some really cute toys and I got some pretty awesome Christmas ornaments. Something I have started to do when we visit a new place or go on vacation I try to get an Christmas ornament to remember our trip. I think it will be awesome to decorate our tree many years from now and it covered in ornaments from all the adventures we have been on!
Unfortunately, when we got back for the next ferry it was also full. We realized it was best to stay in line and wait out the hour for the next one. Luckily we had some sweet taffy to pass the time. We spent a lot longer then we intended to at Southport and we were more then ready to get back to the island.
Hensley was so ready to just be back at the hotel relaxing in the hot tub. If you can't tell from the picture below.