A is for the ABC stores in NC. After having come here every year for 10+ years, I finally realized on this trip that 1) in NC, you could only purchase hard liquors from the ABC stores, 2) ABCs are not open on Sundays, 3) ABC is not a random acronym that many businesses have adopted because they want to be on the front section of the Yellow Pages. ABC = Alcoholic Beverage Control. Mind blown.
B is the Beach that can’t be beat.
C is for Chinese restaurants as in “They’ve lost the only Chinese restaurant around here and the closest one is 20+ miles away!”
D is for Dairy Queen.
E is for Electronics which I will never swear off.
F is for fish tacos.
G is for go fly a kite.
H is for horses as in the famous wild horses of the Outer Banks.
I is for I am on vacation.
J is for jealous, you, I know. Sorry for bragging!
K is for Kindle.
L is for Lighthouse Bagels and Deli. No kidding.
M is for Me Time, too.
N is for North Carolina style pulled pork. The best one we’ve tried is from Corolla Village BBQ.
O is for OBX, of course.
P is for pelicans!
Q is for quality time with family. Just the right amount.
R is for restroom breaks I am no longer afraid of. See “T” below.
S is for sand that gets into everything, everywhere. I miss a bar of soap without exfoliating power.
T is for Tankinis. I finally got myself into a Tankini. You gals have been holding out on me. Wearing Tankinis makes being a beach bum so much more convenient. Those and coverups have been my daily uniform since day one. Thank you, Tankini!
U is for under the water shenanigans captured by the underwater camera. I highly recommend getting one if you could swing it.
V is for Verizon reception, poor.
W is for Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi in the beach house is so much better than what we have back home. Thankfully, sadly and ironically.
X is for Xyresic. “We may not be able to boast of our xyresic wit but our swords are sharp and dissected men have more to worry about than snarky remarks.” [aka I am suffering an intelligence breakdown and therefore if you have any suggestion for X please do leave a comment]
Y is for YOU. Wish you were here.
Z is for ZZZ. I’ve been sleeping IN, and also been taking a nap after lunch every day. Really, vacations do not get better than this.