Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Beach Trip Day 4

Day 4 was our first rainy day.  We had passing storms, but Tuesday it rained most of the day.  So, we made the best of it and headed to the Wright Brothers National Memorial.  This was my 6th time going to the Outer Banks and my first visit to the Park.  It was great!  I will say, I would've enjoyed myself if it wasn't raining and if Olivia was a tad older.  It was hard getting through the museum part of the park with the stroller.  But, we managed.  Again, Vivien enjoyed the rain!

Vivien wanted to follow Andrew and Lee up to the monument!

 We left the Park and Greg, Sarah and Vivien headed south to a fish market to get the goods for the seafood boil we would be enjoying later that evening!  We headed to the grocery store to pick up some of the other items we would need for dinner.

Once we got back to the house, it was time to put the kids down for naps and then dinner and bedtime!  But, not before the girls got to enjoy popsicles for dessert!

 Frozen baby food!  Genius!!  Sarah has a popsicle tray that she poured strawberry/mango baby food into and froze.  And, voila!

After the girls went to sleep, we got to enjoy the boil!  The boil consisted of:

Andouille sausage (fresh from the Weeping Radish Butchery)
Corn off the cob
red potatoes
a bunch of spices and herbs

It was fantastic!  We enjoyed some Trader Joe's buttermilk biscuits on the side. The rain stopped early in the afternoon so we were able to enjoy our meal outside on the deck!  Yummy!

I have failed to mention the many trips to Brew-Thru during this vacation.  The boys all went on Sunday and picked up some beer and a root beer for Andrew.  Greg was even kind enough to purchase t-shirts for all the boys.  Nice huh?  We enjoyed a lot of good and different beers while we were down there so Sunday's trip to get the beer wasn't the last!  :)

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