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Hey mates! I’m again for my closing Outer Banks seaside trip recap. 

Should you missed my first two seaside updates, they’re right here: Making Waves + 4th of July in Duck, OBX. 

Trip with a toddler wasn’t precisely stress-free like trip was, nevertheless it was undoubtedly quite a lot of enjoyable. 🙂

We bought again to DC on Sunday and at the moment are dreaming of final week, once we have been busy having fun with seaside completely satisfied hours…

(Riese ate legit ALL of the grapes (lower in half) within the following picture…)

And taking within the sights by foot!

I bought in a brief run one morning (I feel I made it about three miles, however walked about half of it… sooooo sizzling out!) whereas Riese was out taking a stroll along with her grandparents – my favourite place to run in Duck is the boardwalk. Such stunning views!

I additionally made it out to some yoga lessons with my sister-in-law Morgana – we love Village Yoga in Duck and go yearly. 

We additionally had a number of seaside time – nice sunny climate all week so we made it there at the very least as soon as a day. 

We got here again to the home for lunch and nap time every single day; Matt and I’d often hang around on the pool (at our home) whereas Riese slept. 

As for eats from the remainder of the week, we had some good ones!

On Wednesday evening, we had our annual “child’s evening” – the grandparents watch the grandkids and the “children” – that means us – all exit for dinner and drinks. 😉

This 12 months’s dinner was at Purple Sky Cafe within the city of Duck. I don’t assume I’d been there earlier than – possibly as soon as for lunch a few years in the past?

We had a drink out on the tiki bar whereas ready for our desk – right here’s our enormous group!

Dinner was actually good – I shared a pair appetizers with Matt and others, beginning with the buffalo tuna bites – principally the flavors of sizzling wings nevertheless it was tuna! Yum.

Plus the burrata salad – additionally actually good.

red sky cafe duck

For my entree, I had the blended grill with a grilled fish, crab cake, and shrimp combo. I needed to get my fill of seafood whereas so near the ocean!

red sky cafe duck

We additionally ate a number of salmon final week – my father-in-law did a tasty cedar plank grilled salmon with a maple mustard glaze one evening that was scrumptious. 

Loved with tomato pie (purchased regionally – a seaside specialty), a farro and fruit salad, zucchini and squash with parmesan, and a pickled cucumber and onion salad. So recent and satisfying. 

Put up-dinner sundown having fun with from our deck as soon as Riese was in mattress:

I made good use of the leftover salmon, farro fruit salad, and different odds and ends within the fridge for a pair lunches later within the week. 

The ultimate meals hurrah of the week was dinner out on our final evening in Duck! We went to dinner on the Lifesaving Station on the Sanderling Resort. We began good and early (5 pm) which was nice for the child scenario!

Matt and I shared two salads to start out – the caesar and the blended greens – in addition to a crab cake. Plus some Prosecco!

And for my entree, I made a decision to go rogue (aka not get seafood) and have the lamb! All the things was nice. 

lifesaving station sanderling restaurant

We have been actually unhappy to say goodbye to everybody! We headed out early on Sunday morning to attempt to beat among the site visitors, and made it out of the seaside space rapidly however did hit some site visitors later within the drive in the direction of DC. 

Riese did fairly nicely – she was a large number on the drive right down to the seaside and refused to go to sleep (till like 10 p.m., oof) and Matt and I believed it was most likely as a result of considered one of us was sitting again there along with her so she needed to maintain hanging out vs. sleep. So this time considered one of us was again there along with her for a lot of the drive, however when it was naptime after lunch, we each sat up entrance and positive sufficient, she fell proper to sleep. Whew! Stay and be taught. 

Have an excellent day, mates, and I’ll see you again right here on Friday!

Are you going to the seaside this summer season (or have you ever already been)? Which seaside?