A One Sock-ed Mini Vacation

I took a mini vacation to visit a great friend and her husband. It had been a while since I’d had time off and went away, and man, was it bliss. We were in Hubert, North Carolina and we spent one day hanging out and going to a BBQ, and two days at the beach. Strange, though, how even on vacation I can find something library-like.

Yes, that says “Friends of the Library” on it.  And strangely enough, at the BBQ with a handful of people, I met another librarian. T is an elementary school librarian, which has to be the polar opposite of a special librarian. I could never do what she does – public school administration is not something I’d want to deal with on a daily basis. But she gets kids reading. She may be the first contact a child has with a library. It seems that we’re everywhere  –  even on vacation.

The beach. I love the beach and I’d forgotten how much. The first day we took a water taxi from Beaufort out to Shakleford Banks, which is a beautiful island.

Gorgeous, right? There were boats on the water, shells to be picked, and the water was so warm. I can’t remember the last time I was in the ocean and it didn’t hurt because it was so cold. Oh, I can’t forget the wild horses, now can I?

There was a pack of 9 who drifted over to the side of the island we’d decided to hang out on. If we got too close they’d move away, but we watched them for quite some time. Long enough to burn the top of my right foot. Yes, just one. I don’t really know how I managed it, but it probably had something to do with all the gorgeousness surrounding me.

The last day we went to Emerald Isle and I learned to boogie board. Why have I never done this before?

The not so much fun part was wearing one sock on my burned foot.

And because it was just so beautiful, a few more photos. I really think I need to do this  more often.

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