This time of year, the fruit is delicious. Picked up some delicious blackberries yesterday from the local fruit stand. Last night we enjoyed them as a delicious side to go along with our ribeye steaks. For dessert, we had pound cake, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and blackberries on top! This morning, we sprinkled them with sugar to go along with French toast. I have only a few left. However, my plan is to get more and make some blackberry cobbler. Blackberries are delicious with yogurt, on a salad or with your breakfast cereal. I hope I’ve motivated you to get to your local fruit stand and purchase your very own! Enjoy on this beautiful summer day!
This is my favorite…family vacation! Spending time with family, beautiful sunshine and all day on the beach!
Our days begin with a big ‘ole breakfast whether it’s pancakes, French toast and sausage along with some fresh fruit and a glass of juice or a fried egg with sausage and cheese on a wheat bagel. Our day is ready to begin.
Next, we fill the vehicle with corn hole boards, ez-up, chairs, coolers (lunch made), plenty to drink, lots of snacks and sunscreen, beach towels. In the back of the 4×4 we hold on tight and headed to the beach just a few short blocks away.
Pile out, grab anything you can, so we only have to make one trip up the dunes. Scanning the beach, we locate our favorite spot on the beach. Walking across the hot sand gets us every time!
Now, we’re all set up and ready to enjoy the sun and the waves. Let relaxation begin! Awwww…what a feeling! Hours and hours later, still on the beach, enjoying it all, soaking up the sun, spending it all with family! Locating shells, playing corn hole, listening to music and telling childhood stories. Feet in the sand, light winds and watching the waves, enjoying the children building sandcastles, the dolphins in the water, and taking a walk on the beach. Love it all!
Our day ends with hot showers, grilling out, picking crabs or peeling shrimp. Ice Cream from one of our favorite places, a visit to the pier or a ride up beach road. Visiting different shops is fun too!
Never seem to get enough, always ready for our next trip as the week always flies right on bye and it becomes a beautiful memory!
Are you ready for the summer? When I think of summer, I think of the many opportunities to head to the beach and sink my feet in the sand, lay on the beach and look for shells. Where is your favorite vacation place in the summer? I’m in love with the Outer Banks!
Here’s an early morning picture I took at the beach…enjoy!