We had a ton of packing to do when we got home from our Italy trip, but we wanted to cross off a few more North Carolina bucket list items before our move. Most of our list included places to eat, like biscuits and cinnamon rolls from Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen. YUM! We would pass by every morning on our runs and smell the deliciousness, so on one of our final runs we stopped and threw the food in the bottom of the stroller. Nothing makes you run faster than knowing you have amazing food at the end!
We also wanted to squeeze in one last day trip to the beach. We decided to check out Carolina Beach and it did not disappoint. We had beautiful weather and a happy baby despite the start of what turned into two weeks of a cold+teething. We were so excited to take Theo to the beach for the first time, but he was skeptical about the water and didn’t like the crashing waves. During our walk on the beach, Theo was hanging off of Todd’s shoulder watching the water to make sure it didn’t come up to high. After a while, he warmed up to the water and let Todd put his feet in. Todd and I also built sand castles for him and showed him how to play in the sand.
I had also wanted to eat at a hole-in-the-wall place with fresh seafood served in buckets. Fortunately Todd made it happen and found the Shuckin’ Shack, and it was everything I had dreamed! Our food came out in a tin bucket and we really had to work to get our food. Our bucket included shrimp, oysters, clams, crab legs, and corn.We learned how to shuck oysters and crack crab legs open. Seriously so fun! We made a mess, but it was great! The food smelled and tasted like it had just come from the ocean.
I am going to miss the beaches in North Carolina. The waves may be smaller than the west coast, but the water is warm and everywhere you go feels like the setting of a Nicholas Sparks novel. We are missing our friends and it still hasn’t hit us that we aren’t going back, but we are excited to get to Houston at the end of the month and settle in to our new home.