Once we arrived to the modest oceanfront motor lodge, we threw our stuff into the room and headed out to the beach before the storm headed our way ate up the sunshine. The storm passed over us, so we walked down the beach a little way to the fishing pier and snapped some shots.
Being late May, the water was cold and only lunatics, northerners and drunks chose to submerge themselves in that chilly bath. So we dunked our son's tiny toes into it. He cried only minimally and pulled up his monkey legs. But he seemed to tolerate the rhythmic ebb and flow of the ocean standing atop his daddy's feet much better.
That night we cooked shrimp and scallops on the grill at the hotel and listened to the sound of the waves. Although we listen to North's white noise machine on wave setting every night, there is no substitute for the real deal.
The next morning brought hot coffee, sunshine and another walk on the beach. Oh and an adorable baby.
Mommy and North relaxed on the hammocks at the motel before heading out to lunch at the Sanitary Restaurant. With a name like Sanitary Restaurant, it has to be...free of bacteria? We have driven by it for years, but finally stopped on our way to Beaufort, NC. The best hush puppies I have ever had for sure. The shrimp burger was also quite delicious paired with an oven roasted sweet potato doused in cinnamon and butter. Pictures of Daddy and North in matching Sanitary Restaurant t-shirts to follow.