We checked into our time share and headed to the beach. After a couple of beach hours, stop at Harris Teeter, and quick showers, we headed to Awful Arthur's for dinner. Since it was Thursday, and still a little before the real season started, we only had about a 45 minute wait. We made a pit stop upstairs at the bar while we waited, had a drink and admired the view...
We decided to order a couple of different things and share. We got their Old Bay steamed shrimp, clams, and a great mixed plate. It had grilled scallops, fried oysters, fried shrimp, roasted potatoes and hush puppies. It was MK's first experience with hush puppies - she had never even heard of them! Dinner was great - a little fried, a little steamed - it was a great idea to share! I even ate a couple of oysters!
Friday morning we were up and at'em on the beach early! We were waiting for MK's fiance to come into town - a couple of our girlfriends were driving him down from Norfolk. The minute he arrived, we headed over to Pigman's for lunch. It's one of my favorite Outer Banks' spots. Jeff got ribs, MK and I got the regular sandwich and Husband got the jumbo sandwich. Fries, sweet potato fries and more hush puppies came with lunch. And sweet tea. Of course, sweet tea. Ah, Carolina....anyway. Back to the beach for the afternoon - it was a perfect day but the water was freezing. Once we felt like we'd had enough, we cleaned up and headed to the Black Pelican for dinner. Again - season hadn't quite started so the quick 20 minute wait was just enough time for a few pictures!
Dinner was again delicious. It is just so fresh at the beach! We got the spinach salad and shared it - It was amazing. Spinach, roasted tomatoes, garlic croutons, goat cheese, and a warm mushroom bacon vinaigrette. Oh yes. Then we also shared the Black Pelican pizza - it had shrimp, Andouille sausage, scallions and sweet peppers on it. Then we also got some steamed shrimp and veggie medley. Jeff got this huge bucket o'seafood, which looked great too. Everyone raved about their dinner.
We headed over to Mama Kwan's after dinner to meet up with the Bride, Groom, and other friends who were in town for the wedding. They had these amazing frozen parrot drinks. I sent H to the bar for a beer...and we ended up with these!
I'm typically a beer and wine girl, and rarely drink fancy drinks. And I still have no idea what these were (it doesn't say on their website) but they were delicious. Maybe the best frozen fancy drink I've ever had.
And we got to keep the parrot mugs!
|The Bride and Groom on the night before their big day!|
I love the Outer Banks...it had been a couple of years since our last trip down, so it was really nice to be back again. And, what a great excuse for a trip to the beach but a wedding!