So I really was going to log every day then something weird happened....I just relaxed! What?! Seriously though I just let myself go and I feel amazing. Today I finally took time to upload all our photos on Facebook so if you are friends with me there please check them out. Let's see a quick recap.
So last post I said something about severe weather went north. I guess an hour north of us got a EF3 Tornado and a lot of damage. Crazy!
Monday was the 1st of May. My mom's birthday. So we went to our favorite breakfast/restaurant here. It was delicious. Then we came back to our condo to pick up Spike. We drove to Bodie lighthouse and was able to sprinkle some of mom's ashes. Then we stopped at a parking lot where they do kite surfing on the sound and admired the crazy people who do that. Spike loved it. He was so curious was they were doing. Then we made it Hatteras Lighthouse my mom's favorite. I was able to sprinkle another little bit of mom there. For her birthday. Perfect. We came back and went out to eat a delicious buffet because all you can eat crab legs. YUMMY! Jeremiah was so happy.
Tuesday I literally don't remember what we did haha. I'm sure it was food related haha. *edited to add* Hey I just remembered haha. We took a shopping day. Antique mall, t-shirt place, yarn store and got 2 cross stitch kits that were way over priced but I like helping little brick and mortar type stores. Delicious BBQ in our condo for the evening meal.
I've wanted the Simple Treasures design for a long time. What perfect place to buy it than here at the ocean. The red truck just had to follow it because that's too cute.
Wednesday we went to the aquarium. It was fantastic as always. First time Fred was able to go there. He told us he could definitely see why we enjoyed our time there. After that we walked around the area and enjoyed the scenery over in Manteo.
Thursday we ran up to Currituck Lighthouse. It was really busy so no ashes spread but Jeremiah and me decided to just enjoy having the last little container of mom with us. We kept talking about how we were taking her with us. Come on mom let's go over here. Yes we are weird but we really enjoyed the thought of her being with us.
Today is our last day here. We went back to our delicious restaurant Jolly Roger. Stopped at a few more stores. One was a book store. We stopped yesterday and I got a book because I used to LOVE reading but haven't read in forever. When we got back I started reading and fell in love again. So we had to go back to the book store because you can't have just one book right? We talked about when we get home to make like an hour to sit on the deck and read together as a family. Love the idea now to follow through. Then back here. We all went out to the ocean again. This time Spike finally played in it a little. He much prefers his pond at home though. It doesn't move and it tastes a lot better than the salt water haha. Here at our condo we have a washer and dryer so we relaxed and did up all our laundry for the trip. Tonight we are going to another delicious crab type restaurant so we can eat ourselves sick haha. Yes I have to start my lifestyle change all over when I get home haha.
Tomorrow we start the trip home.
I must take a moment to say Wow. What a trip. I literally shed some tears one day because of how amazing this trip has been. Spike has been amazing!!! Being here with just our little family is amazing. We love being together. We have no stress. We just enjoy every moment. Literally why I didn't end up getting on to blog. We were just enjoying life. Enjoying the moment. It was perfect. I miss my mom dearly but a friend said she thought this trip would help with our mourning and it really has. Yes it was hard to be here at first without mom. But...it now feels like we have done it in her honor. In her memory. Also as our own family. We will continue. We will still be able to travel. We can be okay. I feel it.
Plus I'm excited to go home. Our home life is no stress too now. We love living at our happy place. We love what life is bringing. We love thinking of what is ahead. Just can't stop smiling.
Thanks for listening to be catch up haha. Now I'm off to enjoy my last evening here.