"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that's what you've given me."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oh the Places We'll Go!!

Since my last post (which was way too long ago) we went on a lot of mini trips and one BIG one during Mitch's 3 weeks off of school. We started at Falls Lake where we ate Chipotle and Noodle's and Co. to please both of us. The lake was beautiful and we got to see a gorgeous sunset there.

Our next trip was to The Outerbanks. The Outerbanks are islands surrounding the North Carolina coast. We visited Jockey Ridge State Park, which is the largest natural sand dune on the east coast.

We also went on our very first Mini-Golf-Date ever together. I always complained to Mitchell that he was too creative on our dating before we got married to do the Have-to's like mini golfing and ice skating and crap. So we went in the Outer Banks and it was great, and I won.  

The Outerbanks have beautiful lighthouses. We saw two of them, Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke's. Cape Hattera's is the tallest on the East Coast and Ocracoke's is the oldest. 
To get to Ocracoke Island we had to take a ferry, Ocracoke is tiny populating only 500-700 people year-round. There are ZERO gas stations (which everyone failed to tell us), and we almost ran out during our day there. While we were there a rainstorm came that made the island even more beautiful.
We had some beach days on our trip to The Outerbanks and camped while we were there. We absolutely loved it!
Our final trip was to Utah. It was sooo good to see the family and I really needed the visit. We went camping up at Pine View Dam and rented jet ski's while we were on the lake.

I had two hours to spend with my girlfriends back home and oh my how I missed them!! I need their beautiful faces in my life! My bff Heidi treated me to a my first pedicure ever, Jenessa joined and it was so good to be with them! Then we joined our other friends for dinner at Red Robin where Ness treated me to a super good sandwich. Love you guys!!
Next we drove down to Mitch's family to spend some time in the mountains I LOVE! We went canoeing at Tibble Fork in American Fork Canyon. It is gorgeous up there and the 30-year-old canoes were super fun!
I miss Utah, but it was good to get back to real life and into the rhythm of things again.