Outer Banks Vacation

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Happy Friday! I thought it would be fun to share some pictures and a little recap from my trip to the Outer Banks last weekend! I love having this space to share my love for food and health but also life experiences that I want to remember!  I'll be back with regularly scheduled posts next week! 

We arrived in Nags Head on Friday afternoon and headed straight for the beach. Unfortunately Friday was a "red flag" day and we weren't allowed in the water. Luckily it wasn't super hot so walking on the shore was enough to keep us cool.

We rented a house we found on Airbnb and it ended up being the perfect fit for our group of 6! It was right on the water, which was perfect for going inside to grab snacks and cooling off.  

By Saturday morning the waves had calmed down and we were allowed in the water! We took advantage of the weather and spent the majority of the day at the beach, surfing and swimming. Turns out I'm not a great surfer...but it was super fun to try it out!

We made burgers on the grill for dinner, then decided to head over to the dunes at the state park to watch the sunset.  

After a super satisfying breakfast of pancakes and fruit salad on Sunday morning, we spent the rest of the day at the beach. I opted to spend most of my time under the umbrella after getting sunburned the day before. 

I was glad I brought along Rebecca Scritchfield's book, Body Kindness, while I chilled on my beach chair. This book is such a positive read, especially while on vacation. I would recommend it to anyone, no matter what your relationship with your body is like. So many pearls of wisdom!

We went out to dinner at Miller's that night. I ordered the grouper they had on special and it was delicious! As an added bonus we were able to catch another sunset just outside the restaurant after dinner. 

It was the perfect last night of our trip! We headed home Monday afternoon after spending a little extra time at the beach. If you're looking for somewhere to take a trip this year I would totally recommend the Outer Banks. It was quiet, clean and soo relaxing! Hope to be back some day!