Monday, September 19, 2016

OBX '16 (again)

There's no doubt that we are OBX people over here but when Mom and I decided to book at September (end of summer) trip back in January, I was over the moon! Husbands had other obligations so it was an official girls trip that consisted of just Mama, me and Miss Andi and ya'll it was absolutely fabulous! The weather was perfect EVERY day and we didn't have any clouds or rain. We ate local seafood every night (except pizza on night one of course) and enjoyed the cute little oceanfront house, pool and beach.

We even witnessed something I have never experienced in my 29 years of going to the OBX. Have ya'll seen the neon breakers at night when the whitecaps actually turn a neon green/blue? Oh my goodness it was the most breath-taking sight I had ever seen! We looked it up and apparently it is when algae/phytoplankton get stressed out or something or another (worth a google haha) but it was incredible to see. (here: A recent report by Discovery News has provided an answer. According to marine biologist Jorge Ribas, the glowing is caused by a massive red tide, or algae bloom, of bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum. The microorganisms emit light in response to stress, such as when a wave crashes into the shore, a surfboard slashes through the surf, or a kayaker's paddle splashes the water. The result is a wickedly cool glowing ocean.)

My phone also decided to no longer work during vacation and while at first I was devastated, it was actually pretty liberating not having a phone for 3 days! After extensive research and 3 hours in the Verizon store, I decided to try my first ever iPhone and made the switch to the iPhone 7 - so far so good but I still have SO much to learn! Long story short, we've decided to keep this new annual trip alive and make it a September tradition to cheers to many more! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and check back tomorrow to link up with us for What's Hap-'Pinning' Wednesday.















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10 comments:

  1. What fun tradition you started! And yay for the new Iphone!

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  2. Bummer about the phone, but yay for getting a new one! My MIL got the new iphone7 and my FIL was showing me how awesome the camera is!
    Sounds like the beach trip was great--and so fun that you guys have a new yearly tradition started! The neon ocean--that had to have been incredibly cool!

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  3. How fun! And these neon waves? So beautiful! When I lived in FL, I experienced it in the Keys, and it was so breathtaking :)

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  4. Looks like it was a fun girls trip! That is so great that you are making it a new tradition. Love that. Congrats on the new iphone, you will love it.

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  5. I have been debating getting the new iPhone 7, but decided to hold out a bit. Sounds like you had a fun girls trip minus the phone situation. Whatever that neon light thing is, it truly is beautiful and how awesome that you got to experience it! Love that you guys are going to make this a September tradition!

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  6. oh, poor phytoplankton for being stressed out, but definitely looks amazing!! and what an amazing annual tradition to have. good luck with the iphone, i have been an iphone user for years and years, have tried androids but not a fan. iphones are just so easy to me lol. that sucks about your phone not working on vacation, but you are right, it would be nice and liberating without one!

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  7. How did I miss this post?! And OMG that is SO COOL about the waves lighting up! I have never heard of such a thing!

    And girl, you will LOVE your iPhone! That's all I've had for the last four years and I'll never get a different brand of phone ever again! I ADORE mine!

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  8. Oh how cool, what area were you in? We just got back from Rodanthe and loved it!

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  9. What a fun girls weekend!! Looks like y'all had a blast! That neon ocean is so cool!!

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  10. Such a fun girls trip! Seeing the neon waves sounds amazing!!!

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