Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shopping! and dinner at Owen's

So, Nags Head has some awesome outlets.  Including Coach and my surprising new favorite, Eddie Bauer.  (I got myself a folding shovel and a giant thermos and some convertible finger-less gloves in BROWN, so Eddie Bauer has earned my eternal love.)

Speaking of awesome, we had dinner at Owen's, and everyone was stuffed and fairly happy.  Check out KC's cinemagram here, showing the effect a brownie sundae can have on a little kid :)

We did it!

An assortment of Savages successfully made it to S. Nags Head, NC in the Outer Banks.  This was our first morning, and everyone seems happy.  Unfortunately, it's not only chilly, but crazy windy and sort of raining.  A small contingent checked out the beach this morning, met a friendly dog, and saw some seagulls.

Auntie Aubrey helping the girls finish their eggs

Braving the wind and some pretty big waves

Getting a quick snuggle (helping to heal a stubbed toe)
Not much excitement yet, but we have plans to do some deep sea fishing on Tuesday, assuming the weather calms down and the water is calm enough to look for fish.  Also, of course, getting excited to make pumpkin pie (with help from the girls).

Coming soon: an exclusive interview with two 3-year-olds...feel free to suggest interview questions/topics.

NC Aquarium!

Yesterday we went over to Manteo to check out the local aquarium, which we heard had stingrays...

The rumors were true.  Some of us pet the stingrays.  I didn't, but I did pet a sea urchin (or something).  Also, the aquarium had a hurricane simulator, a live alligator show (where they girls got to pet a baby alligator), a sea turtle rescue center, a bunch of fish and sharks, and something the girls called a "crocodile zoo" (which did have some alligators, but also snapping turtles, regular painted turtles, and some otters).

Sand tiger shark (aka snaggle tooth)

Otherwise, the day was just hanging out.  Made delicious Caesar salad to go with spaghetti for dinner.  The girls helped...

We were hoping to go down to the beach at dusk to do some crabbing (chasing sand crabs with a flashlight and scooping them into buckets), but our crabbing scouts reported no crabs :(