And we’re back.

We’re back from our road trip to Duck, North Carolina in the Outer Banks. We were really happy that we had the chance to getaway for a few days. And we had a really wonderful time…

The house we stayed in was really nice, a little older but it had plenty of space and a terrific salt water pool. It was also in a great location just outside out of downtown Duck with just a short walk down Seahawk Drive West and then to the beach. We spent a lot of time at the beach and in the pool

We got up to watch the sunrise on the beach one morning, and got coffees from three different coffee shops… Sweet T’s, Duck Cottage and Treehouse Coffee. We also got espresso milkshakes from Sunset Ice Cream. We had some really great meals at Rundown Cafe (Bloody Marys and coconut shrimps), Duck Duck Burgers (mmmmburgers), Treehouse Coffee (chicken biscuit), Coastal Cravings (crab cakes, shrimps, clams and hush puppies) and Aqua (Mahi tacos and fish & chips with bang shrimps and the banana pudding cheesecake). So much good stuff. And we got to wander through some of the many souvenir shops.

This trip marked two years in a row for us at the Outer Banks. We really liked Duck. We liked it a lot more than when we were out in Nags Head last year. Duck was very walkable. It just seemed like there was more to do and everything was a lot closer.

We really hope to make a trip to the Outer Banks an every year event. It’s really wonderful out there. And we just really like it a lot. We’re already thinking about our next trip out to the Outer Banks. Did I mention we like it out there?

We drove out to Outer Banks through Ohio through West Virginia. It was really pretty driving through West Virginia but the Google Maps took us on these twisting, turning little two lane roads through the mountains that were pretty white knuckle at times. It turns out that we had the “avoid toll roads” option turned ON in Google Maps. And it took us on some of the most narrow winding roads through the mountains of West Virginia from Charleston to Lewisburg. We stopped in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday night. And we found a Krispy Kreme right by our hotel Sunday morning. And we coasted the rest of the way into Duck on Sunday afternoon.

After relaxing in Duck for the week, we dropped down the coast to Surf City on Top Sail Island. We had lunch at Surf Dog (I got my delicious Carolina BBQ) and had a beer at Salty Turtle Beer Co. before staying at North Top Sail Beach. We swam in their pool, watched Goonies in our room and drank a crowler from Salty Turtle.

We drove back home through North Carolina to avoid the treacherous West Virginia mountain roads but the roads on the way back got a little dicey too. Not nearly as bad a West Virginia but there was a 20 mile stretch that wasn’t a cake walk. But we also got to go through a tunnel. So, it all evens out. We eventually made it and we stopped in Knoxville and had pizza before heading home the next day.

We took a bunch of photos during our adventure. We didn’t do a lot with Instagram this trip. I think we’ve kind of lost interest in the ‘grams. I might go and #Latergram some photos. But our Flickr album from this trip has over 1000 photos. There were just a lot of great memories made on this trip.

It was a great trip. We had a wonderful time. But it’s really nice to be home.😀🗺️🏖️❤️

After these messages…

We’ll be right back. We’re heading to Duck, North Carolina in the Outer Banks with Genifer’s family. We’re really excited to be leaving the house to go someplace other than the grocery store or Taft’s Brewpourium.

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Timehopping.

Three years ago, we were celebrating our anniversary in Dominican Republic…

And four years ago, we were still in Jamaica…

Good times. Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Timehop. 😀🦕❤️

And we’re back.

We’re back from celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary for six days and five nights on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. We flew into Nassau and stayed at Warwick Paradise Island. It was a wonderful, all-inclusive resort. We definitely recommend it. We had a great room that had the most magical sunrises. Warwick had a beautiful pool and all sorts of great food and drinks. And there was this terrific little donkey statue at the buffet that I just fell in love with. We did a bunch of relaxing by the pool. We walked around all the little shop of Marina Village at Atlantis, wandered around downtown Nassau, had a beer at two different Pirate Republic Brewing taprooms, visited The Versaille Gardens and the Cloister, we got to hang out on Cabbage Beach and enjoyed a mini Junkanoo Parade at Warwick.
It was such a wonderful trip and Paradise Island was just so beautiful.

The only down part was the temperature wasn’t as warm as we thought it’d be. Actually, it was in the mid-70s for our entire trip. The temperature wasn’t bad at all. But we didn’t anticipate near-constant 20mph winds that you just couldn’t escape. And the winds made it a bit chilly. My favorite purchase in the Bahamas was a $30 hoodie I found at a little shop called Beach Hut just outside of Marina Village. It’s a great hoodie.

We had our hashtag #gtfBahamas2020 and all our photos are up on Flickr. And I even posted a few little videos to YouTube.

We’re just really happy that we had the chance to getaway for a few days. And we’ll definitely be back to the Bahamas someday.

It was just wonderful. 😀🏖️❤️

After these messages…

We’ll be right back. We’re going to Nassau in the Bahamas to celebrate our anniversary.

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Forecastle Fest 2020.

They released the 2020 lineup this morning for Forecastle Fest

And it looks like we’ll be heading back to Louisville this summer to see Jack Johnson play on Friday! Plus both the Louisville Bats and Louisville City FC play at home on Saturday. It’s already shaping up for another fun weekend in July! 😀🗺️🎶❤️

600 Timehops in a row.

Yesterday was 599th Timehop in a row…

So that means today was my 600th Timehop in a row…

There’s been some really good stuff lately in my Timehop…

Six years ago, we were on vacation in Puerto Rico

And there was this photo of the bud dog…

Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Timehop. 😀🦕❤️

Happy National Plan for Vacation Day!

Today is National Plan for Vacation Day! And we planned a vacation to go to Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas at the end of February…

We’ll be staying at Warwick Paradise Island – Bahamas. And we’re so very excited!
😀🏖️❤️

Louisville is pretty awesome.

We had such a good time in Louisville this weekend. Our hotel was right across the street from KFC Yum Center. It was the perfect location for our trip. On Friday, we walked to Lousiville’s Waterfront Park where we saw The Killers at Forecastle and had some incredible Louisville-style pizza from Bearno’s afterward. On Saturday, we walked to get coffee from Please&Thank You. We were just going to get coffee and go back to the hotel. But we wandered off to find a house close by where Thomas Edison lived for a year when he was nineteen and then proceeded to stumble upon three breweries within a few blocks of each other… Falls City, Akasha, and Goodwood. We made it back to the hotel to rest and change before we headed back out to walk over to Against the Grain Brewing at Lousiville Slugger Field before we watched a Lousiville Bats game and met the Louisville Bat mascot. Afterward, we had more Lousiville-style pizza from Impellizzeri’s. Sunday morning we had breakfast at Dish on Market before heading home. Louisville is just a little over an hour away. We’ll definitely have to come back when Louisville City finish their USL soccer stadium if not sooner. 😀🗺️📷❤️

Who knew Louisville is so dang awesome? And we can’t wait to go back.

Click to see all the photos we took during our weekend in Louisville.

After these messages…

We’ll be right back. We’re going to Louisville for a long weekend to see The Killers…

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