Yesterday we left the house and made the drive out to the Outer Banks. Derek got off of work early and so we packed up the car, headed to Sam's and got some supplies for the weekend (including a new car seat for Jay), and we were on the road by 4:30.
The drive was really not too bad. It only took us about 4 hours to get there, including one pit stop for a diaper change in one farm town in between Dogtown and Conetoe, NC. Yes those are real towns and we couldn't help but laugh at the hilarity of their names. We got to drive through so many small farm towns. It started to remind us of the quaint little towns of Idaho that we love so much. At one point we saw a 12 year old boy driving a huge tractor down the highway and Derek was convinced we had somehow landed in some part of Idaho.
One of the coolest parts of the drive were these 3+ mile bridges that allowed us to cross the mass bodies of water separating some of the islands on the Outer Banks. It was a really neat experience and slightly terrifying at the same time, when I thought about the potential death that awaited us if the bridge were to break.
We got to stay at my friend Kristina's in-laws house and it is so pretty! We were so happy/hungry when we got there! We got Jay in bed and Derek left to go find us some dinner. I was in pain from how hungry I was and started going through all the cabinets looking for something to eat. I finally found a Fiber One bar and was so happy I chomped half of it in one bit. Then I read the wrapper and saw that it expired 4 years ago. I promptly spat it out and chucked it and then went and ate Jay's snacks until Derek got back with our first east coast Little Ceaser's. We agreed its much better here than in Utah!
Once we were fed we decided to wind down and watch a movie before bed. It was such a magical experience to open up the tv cabinet and find it stocked with VHS! There is something unexplainable about the joy of downgrading your technology.