Tag Archive | Outer Banks

Back From Vacation 

Last week was my Outer Banks vacation.  We got back Sunday and by Monday I was ready to go back.  Well actually, I didn’t want it to end to begin with, so I guess it was more like my desire to stay had increased by Monday.  I have never needed a vacation as much as I did last week. It was so good to relax and enjoy the salt air, read as I was watching the tides, and spend time with my aunt. Since my grandma passed away a few years ago, she moved about 45 minutes to an hour away, and all the hustle and bustle of everyday means I don’t see her as much as I used to.  So it was good to have a week to “catch up”.  We took a sunset dolphin cruise and a wild horse tour.  Plus we ate dinner together every night and breakfast together almost every morning.  The house we rented was amazing.  What more could we have asked for?  It was just what this Southern Belle needed. 

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Vacation Photo Week Day 7

I started with an Outer Banks sunset so why not end with an Outer Banks Sunrise.  I just love the colors in the sky.  This was right from the deck of the house we were staying in back in 2014.  I loved waking up each morning and watching the sun rise.  

Vacation Photo Week Day 2

I was actually going to post a photo not from the Outer Banks today but this popped up in my memories so I thought why not.  In all our trips to the Outer Banks this was the only time we saw the wild horses on the beach.  We have seen the wild horses every time but usually back among the houses in the 4 wheel drive area.  The horse tour is my favorite part of the whole trip. 

Southern Belle Foodie

Dictionary.com defines Foodie as: a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking

I would say I am a foodie. I love trying new places and there are restaurants we go to just for the food, no matter how long the drive or wait is. I would even have to say our Disney Vacations are all about the food. I thought I would share some of my foodie favorites from the road and at home.

Jewell’s on Main Warsaw, KY
– Fried Pickles
– Prime Rib
– Soft Pretzels with cheese sauce
– French Fries
– Pork Loin with Apple Glaze
– NY Strip
– Greek Salad Dressing

Copper Blue Milford, OH
– Steak butter
– Cranberry Chopped Salad
– Sweet Potato tater tots
– Fish (Cod)
– Jerk Chicken Sandwich

Fessler’s Bellevue, KY
– Steak Hoagie
– Garlic Bread with cheese

The Old Mill Pigeon Forge, TN
– Chicken and Dumplings
– Fruit Cobbler
– Green Beans
– Corn Chowder Soup

The Pottery House Pigeon Forge, TN
– Cheesesteak sandwich
– Bread: Cinnamon Raisin (you can purchase this and it makes great French toast) and Sourdough Bread
– Grilled Chicken with Moonshine Glaze

The Peddler Gatlinburg, TN
– Salad Bar
– Steak (the steak peddler cuts them right at your table)

Disney World
Be Our Guest Magic Kingdom
o Steak
o Truffle Aioli
o The Gray Stuff

50’s Prime Time Café Hollywood Studios
o Roast Beef

Rose and Crown EPCOT
o Steak

Dole Whip (Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom)

 

Other Travel Destinations Go To Restaurants
– Po’Folks St. Petersburg, FL
– Harold Seltzer’s St. Petersburg, FL
– Largo Family Restaurant Largo, FL (St. Pete Area)
– Black Pelican Outer Banks
– High Cotton Outer Banks
– Henry’s Outer Banks

Vacation 

My Outer Banks vacation is a month and a half away.  Is it too early to start packing my bags?  Because I am seriously thinking about it.  I need a relaxing vacation so bad.  My Disney vacation was great don’t get me wrong, and I lost touch of reality while I was there, but all that walking and timing is not really relaxing.  Part of it’s me, I try to jam too much in, but I just love it there so much.  I can’t wait to crowl up on a couch, bed, or chair and lose myself in a book or two.  

A Few Random Thoughts

🌸 I have been keeping my reading at the PG level lately but I think I might need a steamy romance pretty soon.  Any suggestions?

🌸 My thoughts are with those people who have had their vacations effected by the huge power outage in the Outer Banks.  I know how excited I am for my vacation I’m two months and how disappointed I would be if I couldn’t go.

🌸 I recently tried ogx eucalyptus mint shampoo and conditioner and I really like it.  So if you are looking for something new you might want to give ogx a look.

🌸 Last night I was going to watch Country Crush on Netflix, I had no idea it was a musical.  

🌸 Have you seen the new Vera Bradley bedding?  I want it!

🌸 I really want a magnolia tree.  My grandma had one and it was her pride and joy in her yard.  I took it for granted but now I wish I didn’t.

🌸 We are starting to price a Disney trip for early next year and Port Orleans Riverside, where we always stay and I love so much, is more expensive than some of the other moderate resorts.  Any suggestions on other moderate resorts?

Looking Forward 

I’m looking forward to being back in the Outer Banks.  It does this Southern Belle’s soul good.  I love waking up to this each morning.  Less than 100 days till I can sink my toes in the sand of Corolla again.  I can’t wait!  Is it too early to start packing?