Our OBX Getaway
The summer of 2017 was one for the record books, in more ways than one. With so many changes, it left little time for rest so the BF and I decided to pack up and head south for a few days of relaxation. Of course, we did get in a little adventuring too, after all..fitness is what brought us together in the first place. Take this article as my little guide for how the active couple…who likes to eat can enjoy the OBX.
We headed south…all the way south… before hitting the Ocracoke Ferry. For weeks we knew we wanted to climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. We knocked out all 12 stories, 237 steps to be exact, in no time. Even with the wind and clouds, we had the best view.
We worked up an appetite and were craving some fresh tuna. We headed North to Kitty Hawk, where we based ourselves for the next few days. Before checking into our hotel, we grabbed a late lunch at The Black Pelican. This tuna appetizer did not disappoint.
Later that evening, we headed into Duck. As we drove, I noticed a pretty long path running next to the road. I did a little research and found the town has the most amazing pedestrian friendly trail that spans the entire length of the town, 6 miles long. I will def remember that for our next trip…it was happy hour and I had cocktails on the brain. I had been given a recommendation for The Blue Point and we had a reservation secured for Saturday night. But…we took full advantage of the fact we didn’t have to wake up early the next day for a run, and enjoyed a night out at their back bar. We found a hidden outside gem complete with white lights, live music, and an amazing cocktail. Hello Elderflower Gimlets, you had me completely hooked and completely zenned out!
As soon as I saw the Duck Donuts within walking distance of our hotel. I knew we had to hit it up. I got the BF to agree as soon as the words maple and bacon came out of my mouth. Two large coffees and a donut were the perfect reward to our morning beach walk and prayer time.
We were craving more adventuring and food. We jumped in the car and found ourselves heading straight to Corolla. We took a side road and found the cutest little hide out in the Historic District.
We followed the signs for yoga and juice bar. This might have been one of the highlights of the weekend. Organic egg breakfast burritos, acai fruit bowls, and fresh pressed juice gave us all the feels we were looking for in both an adventure and in a meal! Nestled in the trees, alongside it’s own garden, and hanging swing was the most perfect little juice bar. We ordered, curled up, and took in the sunshine and slow island jams that flowed through the trees. Owner Jeff, was the most hospitable host. We most definitely will be back.
Afternoon poolside naps were in order before taking to the town for dinner and the most amazing sunset. Back to The Blue Point we went! We were sure to get there early for more Elderflower Gimlets and plenty of time to savor the soundside sunset.
The entire staff of The Blue Point was impressive. The hostess, the bartender, the waitress, and the chef all wowed! The scallops came in a most generous portion of four served over quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and edamame.
This little spot in the OBX might just be one of my favorite spots on the planet. The ambiance is one worth making the drive for.
Sleeping in and strolls on the Duck boardwalk capped off the most wonderful weekend getaway. Did you know the Duck Boardwalk is 1 1/2 miles long? Perfect way to shop and see the sound.
Thank you OBX for giving us amazing weather, the friendliest of people, and the freshest food we could have hoped for. We are already planning our return. You now hold a special place in our hearts.