Several months ago, a friend asked me to join her and a few other women at her beach home in Wrightsville Beach. I was really pleased to be asked, as I have known and loved these women for many years. They are my good friends and former neighbors. For health reasons, I was not certain that I would be able to join the group, so I was very happy to learn that I could.
We left Raleigh on Friday morning, and stopped for a quick lunch on the way to the beach, arriving mid-afternoon.
The house tour was first; with everyone being assigned a room (quite lovely accommodations, I might add.) Plenty of room for everyone.
We sat on the front porch, overlooking the ICW - or Intracoastal Waterway, with gentle breezes that moderated the 90+ temperatures.
Near dinnertime, we left to drive a short distance to Bluewater Grille. The menu was large and varied; I ended up with coconut shrimp and mango dipping sauce, which was very tasty, if a bit dry.
Sunset entertained us for a bit and then.....
Joe's wedding party took over. They all wore lime green tank tops imprinted with "Joe is getting married," with a cartoon of a guy in a pink, fuzzy bathrobe, hoisting a beer. They were, as you might imagine, a bit boisterous - but in a nice way, and they were most polite to a group of "ladies of a certain age," shall we say. As we got up to leave, they asked if we were going to join them at the bar after dinner. Wouldn't that have been a hoot? I have a feeling that I might have enjoyed that.....LOL
We retired into our respective rooms and here I will leave you.........tune in next time for the rest of the trip.
But before I leave you, I want to say thanks again to my hostess especially, and also to the two other women. I am very blessed to have all of you as friends, and I am exceedingly grateful for the opportunity. It was all wonderful; I enjoyed every minute and I hope we can do it again sometime. Y'all are just about perfect!