We finally found a perfect beach and spent the afternoon there. Left Plymouth this morning and drove to the Ferry. Kind of interesting to hear the GPS say “In .2 miles, drive on ferry”. It showed us traveling across a screen of blue for the passing to Ocrakoke. In fact, the island is so narrow for the first five miles or so, it continued to show us driving through the ocean.
We arrived at the motel and everyone was hot and tired and the room was nice and cool. We have a one bedroom with a separate kitchen and living room area. Pretty good sized place for $140 a night. Beautiful pool, microwave, refrigerator and queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. We also have a generous sized balcony overlooking the ocean. It’s fairly new, very clean and I had a hard time getting everyone out of the room. As soon as we got here, we went downstairs to eat since we didn’t have breakfast and it was 2:00 p.m. I ordered a BLT that came with chips, DH ordered a garden salad (no meat), Steven had a grilled cheese and fries and Andrew ordered chicken tenders and fries. The bill came to $44.00 Hello! I took a look at the dinner menu and simple things like roast beef, mashed potatoes and green beans were priced at $14.95. A spaghetti dinner with garlic bread was $13.95. I decided that we weren’t going to eat dinner out since we had a late lunch and the prices were so high. Still…it is an island and everything has to come by boat or plane.
After eating, DH and the boys settled in to watch a marathon of Indiana Jones and I couldn’t get anyone to move. I finally told the boys they were going to get their trunks on and I was taking them to the beach. DH said he was going to stay in and take a nap. We didn’t come all this way to watch Indiana Jones! By the time the boys were ready, DH had decided to join us and that made me happy.
We went by the store and picked up a loaf of bread, swiss cheese, ramen noodles, ham, dill pickles and peanut butter. Also got a box of cereal and some milk for breakfast. We passed a produce stand on the way to the beach and I got a cantalope and some homegrown tomatoes. Also bought a kite for the boys.
The beach was fabulous! The water temperature was perfect and it was a beautiful beach with very few people on it. No beautiful babes strolling and strutting their stuff in their skinny little bikinis. Just us and a few other families with the entire beach to ourselves. The boys loved it. We fought the waves for a couple of hours and I had to drag them out. They set up the kite and flew it for a few minutes and then we pulled it in and headed back to the hotel.
We had gotten a pretty good workout in the ocean and, I swear, those ham and cheese sandwiches, pickles and sliced tomaotes tasted fabulous! I even ate a peanut butter sandwich and I don’t even like peanut butter sandwiches! After dinner, we went out to the pool and had another perfect swim with a large, perfect temperature pool that we shared with just one other middle aged couple.
DH was so content, he asked if I wanted to stay another day and I said yes. Everyone is happy. We’re staying another day and the guys can watch Indiana Jones now while I take a glass of wine out on the balcony and watch the sunset.