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Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

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I’m on vacation with my parents and sister. I just wanted to pop in and share some pictures!

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Before I even left for vacation, Jimmy drove out to my house and gave me a care package for the trip (sorta like I did for him when he was working a few hours away for a week). He included all of my favorite things: sun block, peanut butter, snacks, gum, stickers, and Sharpie markers. He’s the sweetest. I’m glad he doesn’t judge me for loving stickers at age 20.

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Hannah and I watched Eclipse during the nine hour drive from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.

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I’ve been enjoying plenty of raw oysters.

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My mom loves sipping coffee on the deck of the beach house we’re staying at.

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I love the deck because I can hear the ocean while I read my Bible.

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Hannah looks older than me. Nothing new about that.

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I played skee ball in the local arcade and turned in my tickets for stickers. Best. Prize. Ever.

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We’ve been saving money by packing lunches each day. Tuna and turkey sandwiches for the win! Yes, my nickname is Stitch.

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My dad is in fishing heaven. I spent about 30 minutes with him in the fishing aisle in Kmart. He was so “in the zone” that he didn’t know I took this picture.

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Cookies have been baked. Coffee has been thoroughly enjoyed.

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The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. I just gape at everything.

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The fish are biting.

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Lastly, what kind of journalism student would I be if I didn’t read the local newspaper?

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Well, that’s all the pictures I have for now. I can’t wait to take more because I’m going to be going on some fun adventures this week.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

Recent Eats

Happy Monday! Today was my first day back to school post-spring break. Bummer. The good news is that I’m halfway through the semester. Huzzah!

Here are some vacation eats:

dinnerRoom service! Veggie skewers with pita chips and black bean hummus, and an Asian chicken salad with ginger dressing. The best part of this dinner was definitely the pita chips + hummus.

IMG_5034An appetizer of spiced shrimp with mango curry sauce. I love curry.

eatinginbedI had to include this one… my mom ate her room service meal sitting cross legged in her bed like a little kid. Too funny.

postcardinnDinner from PCI Bar & Grill. I got collard greens, corn on the cob, and herb roasted chicken. I loved that my drink came in a mason jar. Very cute.

IMG_5072Bread pudding with ice cream and whipped cream.

shrimpandtunaSeasoned shrimp skewers and tuna salad.

turkeyTurkey on pumpernickel with chips.

IMG_5081Dunkin’ Donuts regular coffee with cream.

salmonSalmon and berry salad.

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IMG_5104A tall soy milk from Starbucks. I’m addicted to soy milk.

Other (non-vacation) eats:

sugarcookiesJimmy’s younger brother and I baked homemade sugar cookies with vanilla butter cream frosting. I’m pretty close with Jimmy’s brother because we’re actually closer in age than Jimmy and I lol. Awkward life.

suagrcookiesMore sugar cookies. I need to get a life.

puppychowI made a big batch of puppy chow and gave some to Jimmy (with a little note… and yes, my nickname is Stitch…) after I got home from Florida.

I have two recipes to share, but those will come in another post!

What’s the best thing you’ve ate lately?