Saturday, April 13, 2013

First OBX trip of the season

At the end of last summer, we discovered the Outer Banks (abbreviated OBX), an awesome beachy strip of land about an hour and a half south of us. It was the very end of the season, so we only got a few trips in, but this year we are determined to go at least 10 or 15 times. There are AWESOME beaches, trails, parks, and mini-golf courses, which we are psyched to check out. We were actually heading to a local park, but saw the signs for the OBX and said, "What the heck?" and drove down there instead :) We love spontaneity! We always have a full diaper bag with snacks, water bottles, sandals, sunscreen, etc., so we're always ready for a surprise trip to hiking trails or the beach. We went to Jockey's Ridge State Park which, though dried up this early in the season, was still fun as a sand dunes location!

Aubs tolerating a hat for, like, the first time. Ever. She wore one once for one day last summer, then never again. This is the second time that we've put her in the UV bucket hat and she loves it! Fingers crossed that it lasts for the season!

Found a cool tree

Found an overlook area

We found a sweet old dog whose owner said he loved attention!

Then some playing in the sand and we headed home :)

It was such a beautiful day!

It is SUCH a relief that she's such an outdoorsy kid-- she loves get to wet and sandy and muddy. She loves sunshine, grass, sticks, and fresh air. My husband and I love being outside and prefer outdoor activities to indoor ones, so it's really encouraging for us that we'll be able to raise our kids doing the things that we love.

Another awesome day!

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