Last week was a lovely week on the island. We had some gorgeous weather and the sun was shining; it was a great break from all of the wind and rain from the week before. I had three days off in a row, which is very rare for this time of the year, and I loved every minute of it. On Tuesday evening, as it started to cool off a little, Chuck and I decided to have dinner in Ocracoke. We got in line for the ferry and were on our way without much of a wait at all; it was perfect timing.
It rained for just a few minutes and a rainbow quickly appeared. It was so beautiful in person.
Once we got to Ocracoke, we parked at the opposite end of the island and walked to Howard's Pub. We love the atmosphere there! We shared a pitcher of Blue Moon...
And we each got a house salad with different toppings so that we could share. We each ended up with half of a large grilled chicken breast and half of a nice size teriyaki tuna steak. Both tasted amazing. We're definitely going to need to get our hands on some fresh tuna so that we can grill it at home.
On the 4th, I taught a Zumba class bright and early and we headed to the beach in the early afternoon. We took a long beach walk to meet up with some friends and we played a game of beach volleyball, which was a lot of fun. After a few hours in the sun, we were ready to head home and shower. We even grilled some of our dinner: teriyaki chicken and corn.
That evening, we headed to hear some music and watch the local firework display. It was great to get out and enjoy ourselves.
The firework display was as gorgeous as usual. It is definitely something that I look forward to every year.
How did you spend your 4th of July?