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.
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.
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.
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 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)
50’s Prime Time Café Hollywood Studios
o Roast Beef
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
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.
🌸 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?