Labor Day Weekend at the Beach

Mr. SP and I are enjoying a weekend at the beach. Yesterday was an ideal beach day. It was sunny and warm with blue skies and a little bit of a breeze. I walked down to the beach first thing in the morning to drink in the beauty.

We spent our morning over the bridge in Kilmarlic participating in a cardio tennis class. Ivo, the head pro, is such an awesome instructor. I would love to be able to participate in his clinics more often.

We tried a new to us place for lunch, The Rundown Cafe. It is on the beach road on Milepost 1 for all of you familiar with the OBX. It was wonderful and we’ll definitely go back. Mr. SP had a Baja Fish Wrap and I had Sesame Noodles with Coconut Shrimp. As Rachael Ray would say, Yum-Oh!!

The Rundown Cafe has a beautiful pond in front full of huge Koi. Some of them were gigantic!

After lunch we hit the beach for a few hours. Both of us spent the majority of the time sleeping. There’s nothing like a nap on the beach!

After the beach, we went for a bike ride. We rode along the sound and then into some neighborhoods. The OBX has an incredible bike trail system. We start and end our ride with a loop around the Wright Brother’s Memorial.

Dinner was at one of our favorite restaurants, The Fisherman’s Wharf in Wanchese. We had to wait a long time for a table, but it was worth the wait. We watched the sun set while we waited.

Look at the moon! What a perfect ending for a perfect day!


  1. Blondie's Journal says:

    You did a lot in one day, Paula!! And it sounds like it was a great time!! The beach pictures are fabulous. I love rocky beaches with the native grasses swaying in the wind.

    The restaurant, The Rundown Cafe (great name) looks like fun. Wow, those portions are large!!

    Lucky girl!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your holiday!!


  2. Sounds wonderful!

  3. it does sound like a perfect day ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Looks like a great weekend…oh, an all those pics made me really, really hungry!!!

  5. Awesome post! I’m not a beach lover, but I may be changing my mind. Thanks.

  6. Sounds like a fun weekend!

  7. Domestic Designer says:

    Sounds just wonderful!

  8. Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking says:

    Sounds like you had a lovely time! What a fun name for a restaurant! The food looks great!


  9. The outer banks is such a blissful beach experience. Where did you stay? Or, did you just go for the day?

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