Outer Banks - Days 2 and 3

August 18, 2015

Nolan is sleeping in our room in a pack-n-play and I thought we'd be getting up at god-awful o'clock because he'd wake up and see us. But I hung a sheet up so he couldn't really see us, and so far he's been sleeping until 8ish every morning.

Claire has been loving the beach and the ocean. She got clobbered a few times by waves in the surf but it didn't seem to bother her too much. Nolan on the other hand wanted nothing to do with the ocean at all. He seemed to like playing in the sand a bit but he wouldn't go anywhere near the water. He loved the hottub though. Unfortunately the way it worked out it's basically high-tide the whole day when the kids could be at the beach, so Claire hasn't gotten too far into the water.

We cooked dinner on the grill these two days. Even though by dad and brother-in-law both brought small gas grills, which I'm used to cooking on, we had to cook for so many people I used the larger charcoal grill on the property. The first day we used new charcoals that already had the lighter fluid added. This worked great, it started right up and was ready to cook in like 10 minutes. The second day I used the rest of an existing bag of charcoal I found at the house. I had a very hard time getting this to burn and finally get hot enough to cook on. It worked out in the end though.