Wednesday, June 2, 2010

OBX: A Memorial Day Tradition

OUTERBANKS, NC- It's a yearly tradition on the East Coast for all the single Mormons to head to the Outerbanks of North Carolina for some fun in the sun at a place called Duck Beach. Hundreds and hundreds of YSA's flock to the coast from all over the country to get in on the action...

You may remember my video summation from two years ago (it's still pretty accurate):

I start with our daily bike rides along the beach and to breathtaking views of lighthouses. Yes, our beach mansion, named Ocean's Grace, came equipped with bikes. It was pure bliss. (And yes, I am aware that I am in need of some major arm definition. I'm working on it. Back off.)
Next, we have some good, quality beach time. Wish I would have gotten a wide shot of the entire beach, or at least filmed a video clip, so you could see the sun bathing/football throwing/frisbee chasing/ocean soaking/fool making pandemonium unfold. It's entertaining just sitting back and watching it all. There's nothing quite like hundreds of LDS singles strutting their stuff in the sand. This particular picture is with my good friends, Amanda and Melissa. Melissa is one of my favorite Florida friends who made the trek to Duck. I will be forever grateful that she risked her life to come.
Next up we have a little BYU reunion of sorts. My senior year, I constantly hung out with the same crew... Justin Smith, Joe Burton and Nicki Dittemore, to name a few (The group used to be bigger, but the others are now married, of course). Here we are, meeting up on the east coast, seven years later. Nicki and I via DC, Justin via California, and Joe via England. It sure was good hanging out with them! There were also others from the BYU 61st Ward who stayed in our house for Duck, but they didn't make the cut in these pictures. Maybe next year.
And lastly, on our way back to DC, we made a stop in Richmond to visit this little guy... he sure is cute! And the perfect way to end a fantastic weekend:
(Disclaimer: This video was actually taken a few weeks ago. But my camera died at the beach, so this is the most current video I have of Mr. JB)

5 comments:

Amy C said...

Aw, I'm glad you had fun. All I did all memorial weekend was sit in a car and drive across the country again. Whippe! My life is SOOOO incredibly awesome! :)

I can't wait to spend a month with that little guy soon. Yay for at least one of my nephews coming to hang out with me.

Melissa said...

Ha! You need arm definition and I need some pigment in my skin.

Rob said...

Michael never did figure out his bouncer. The only times he would make it bounce were when he was mad that we stopped bouncing it for him.

Brittany said...

I personally think you have nice arms. At least they're skinny.

Ruth J said...

Andrea,
Mys sister Elizabeth has been living in Baltimore, and she too went on this South Carolina trip. I have been telling her since she moved there that she needs to look you guys up. I think you guys would get along GREAT!