Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Oak Island, North Carolina

Do you have a favorite place to vacation? I sure do. Fortunately, one of my favorite places is only about three hours from home making it easy to visit often. Oak Island is a wonderful North Carolina island where summer days are spent on the beach enjoying the salty breeze.



Beach days for our family consist of bike riding, beach sitting, game playing, picnicking, and dolphin watching. We don't spend a lot of time watching television or shopping. My girls have never experienced the beach any other way. What about you? How do you enjoy spending your vacation?



This week my girls are at Camp Caswell, a Christian camp on the island. John and I are going to have a little beach time to ourselves. I think I'll plan a couple yummy meals to enjoy on the beach...any ideas??

16 comments:

tina said...

I love walking along the beach and collecting shells or beach glass. Such a lovely peaceful time. Have fun at the beach!

Diana said...

Carla, thank you for stopping by. I have been remiss in viewing my favorite blog(er)s, but I see you are enjoying your summer with family. Nothing more important than that... and we do love to enjoy the ocean with them. Hope all is well! blessing to you and your loved ones.

Masha said...

Good for you, it sounds like a perfect vacation, enjoy the beach and time alone with your husband! Beautiful pictures too, I love the soft colors.

sweetbay said...

Sounds like you're enjoying a nice vacation! We never really go on vacation, just day trips.

It is dry here too, although it looks like we might get rain tonight. A lot of the places around us have gotten rain recently.

Kathy and Robert said...

Nothing cleanses the soul better than time at the beach. I hope you enjoy every moment! K

Allison said...

My summer favorite is yogurt with fresh berries and muesli mixed in... for dinner or lunch of course!

How beautiful and peaceful. I hope your vacation is wonderful and you get a little alone time with your sweetheart. :) Hugs Carla!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

OH wow, love those photos, I could just hear the waves crashing. Dont forget your sunscreen.

I like the mountains when we get away but if it is to the beach, it Folly beach in SC.

God bless and keep you all safe.

Paula said...

Enjoy your beach time. One of these days I hope to visit Oak Island. I've been in Kill Devil Hills for almost two weeks and have loved every second.

Last year at the end of June I posted a coconut shrimp recipe that I made while we were at the beach that was easy and really good.

Patti said...

Gorgeous photos!! I love the beach!!

Right now, since I am living far from the ocean, my favorite vacation spot is, of course, Florida's Atlantic coast. However, when we lived in Florida and were only 25 minutes from the ocean, we loved Great Smoky National Park for a vacation spot.

Enjoy the time on the beach with your hubby.

Love,
Patti

Jane said...

We love Oak Island. We have a cottage there but only go in the Spring and Fall. Too hot and too busy otherwise. I love your pictures of the ocean. Now I'm wishing I was there. Thanks. Hugs, Jane

Nancy said...

It's so nice to meet a fellow North Carolinian.....and yes Oak Island is a wonderful place to visit....I hope you make many wonderful memories while you are there next week....

My husband and I have taken church kids to Camp Caswell....It was always fun and HOT but the kids are having so much fun they don't even notice......

I hope you will come over for a visit......I live in Winston Salem now but used to live in Wilson so I am very familiar with all the territory you are talking about.....

Have fun

Zuzu said...

Such a beautiful beach, Carla! I lived in CA for 15 years, and driving over to spend a day at the beach was one of our most favorite mini-vacations! I loved walking and playing in the surf, enjoying a yummy picnic and reading a book while breathing in that wonderful air...sigh... Enjoy!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Randy said...

Great pictures, Carla! I love the mountains. That's were I want to retire.

Pam said...

Who wouldn't enjoy what you have so eloquently described for summer time fun, Carla.
Have a wonderful time alone.. on the beach with hubby.

hugs,
Pam

myletterstoemily said...

sounds like heaven! your girls will
cherish these memories.

Dawn said...

my goodness that beach looks lovely! hope your little get-away was wonderful!!