Since we had such limited time at the beach, we set our alarms bright + early to watch the sun rise. It was amazing!! It had been far too long since I had been on a beach + it did not disappoint! The weather was perfect, there were only a few other people walking along the shore, and I was with two of my favorite people in the entire world.
After our initial walk on the beach, we headed back to the hotel to pack up + get a few more minutes of shut-eye before our drive back to Huntersville. After we checked out, we strolled along the beach once more + dipped our toes in the water. Graham loved it!
We hopped in the car + decided to stop in New Bern one last time to see the city in daylight. It was such a quaint little town, but we were definitely not the only tourists. New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi, so we had to try that, and also got a yummy (and melty) ice cream cone to tide us over until dinner.
That night we stopped at Lexington BBQ, which we heard raving reviews about, and it was good--but not great. There were plenty of people there though! And then we made the trek back to Tom & Greta's. Such a great day!!