Adam and I celebrated our 27th anniversary with a little vacation to Emerald Isle. For those of you unfamiliar with the North Carolina coast, this is a gem on the outer banks, south of Atlantic Beach and north of Topsail. We started with lunch in Jacksonville at a restaurant Adam was eager to visit: Marakesh. This is a Mediterranean restaurant, #1 on TripAdvisor for quite a while. Adam ate their food when a church catered the presbytery meeting from them this past year.
We wasted a little time in Jacksonville in blistering heat,
and arrived at our B&B in Emerald Isle at 3:00 on the dot.
|taken from the Emerald Isle bridge|
I like to watercolor on vacations. I find it relaxing. I'm no good, but I don't do it because I'm good. I do it to relax. That takes the performance pressure off -- haha!
Thankfully we could just type "thrift stores in Jacksonville, NC"
into Google Maps, and several popped up.
Did I say something about breakfast?
These sausage/cream cheese--in--croissant rolls were quite good.
A few minutes later: fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, grit cake
I told Adam I wanted at leastto see the beach and wiggle my toes in sand, so we took advantage of free parking at the Bogue Inlet Pier.
We only stayed until the beach became too heavily populated for my comfort, until nearly lunch.
We showered and headed to lunch at the Village Market. We'd been there two years ago when we took a B&B trip to Salter Path.
Adam had the Village Club sandwich.