Once we got past all of the bumps in the road (yeah, I see the irony) in the very beginning of our trip, we actually got to enjoy some really great weather and experiences. Rather than narrate every little thing that we did, I'll let the pictures do the talking with minimal explanation from me.
This was all I needed to get my morning started off right!
So, we packed up a picnic and headed out for an adventure!
The views were absolutely amazing! We drove out to Fort Fisher and literally stopped by the road to find a spot for our picnic. Beautiful weather, beautiful views, and a great packed lunch!
The weather was great! Not too hot, not too cold. Just perfect!
A picture of the little ham and myself.
This next series of photos is actually funny! I had told Ty that he needed to really watch his food because a Seagull might come down and grab it from him if he's not careful. Thankfully, I had my camera handy to capture this:
So, he makes faces at the seagulls to persuade them to stay away. . .
He yells at them to stay away. . . .
And lastly, gives them the "Don't Mess With ME!" glare!
This picture also made me giggle! Tyler's Dad was messing around with him and I got the picture at the exact right time. No, neither one of us hits our kid!
We decided to hop on the ferry to go over to Southport, NC. We didn't know anything about the place but saw a little flier about it that someone had left behind in the beach house. Plus, the ferry was only $5. We figured that was a small price to pay for the fact that Ty would think it was super cool to drive our car onto a boat and ride around.
Ty loved the ferry! He loved looking at all of the birds and sights surrounding us.
I have to admit, it was a gorgeous view!
The visitor's center in Southport. This place is seriously the small little beach towns that you read about in Nicholas Sparks' novels. Or maybe I just read too much. Sappy love stories.
Seriously. . such a cute small little town! There were shops everywhere.
Like this one. A Christmas Tree shop. Awesome!
A Candy Shop and Toy Shop in one = Child's Dream!
A big fish fountain
I got lots of these that day!
OMG. . I saw these in the Candy Shop and didn't think they could possibly be real. I was wrong. I don't even think Katie Bower's crazy love for bacon would have tempted her enough to eat these. Or maybe I'm wrong?
Bacon's not your thing? No worries, they come in other flavors too. Eww. . .gross!
Seriously. . .this place was just too cute!
I saw these two sitting in the swing and I just couldn't help myself. And no, they don't know that there was a crazy stalker-azzi taking their picture from behind.
Bright idea kid--put your head inside of a croc's mouth. . .
then wrestle the croc!
What mother doesn't love an ice cream covered smiley face?
It was bliss! If you ever get a chance to go to Southport, NC, you MUST go! It was very fun and I can't wait to go back.