We got back from Wilmington a few days ago and I'm still a little tired! Does anyone else ever feel that way? Like you go on vacation to rest but then you come back even MORE tired than you were before? How does that happen?!
Still - we had a pretty great trip!
It was our first time in Wilmington and I LOVED it there. It's kind of your quintessential east coast beach town ... salty ocean air, laid back people, and more seafood than you could possibly eat in one weekend.
We arrived late Friday night and checked into our Air BNB room. Have you guys stayed in an Air BNB before? It's kind of amazing! Our house was really big and really nice - and so was the owner! If you're ever in Wilmington and need a place to stay, I definitely recommend his place. He'll give you the scoop on all the best places to go and he even makes fresh-baked cookies every night, yum!
Before we left, I did a last minute packing job and completely forgot Luna's swim suit. I should have checked my Beach Essentials for Older Babies checklist (but I didn't) ... total Mom Fail moment! Luckily, I brought extra sunscreen and a beach tent to protect her sensitive baby skin. Unluckily, my husband ignored my sunscreen recommendation for himself and burnt to a crisp!
It's not surprising since most of our weekend was spent at the beach. As soon as we arrived, Luna ran to the water and plopped right down. And she didn't leave that spot for hours! It made me wish we lived a little closer so she could go to the beach more often!
If you're planning a trip to Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, I do have one other recommendation ... steer clear of the pier if you can. It was BEAUTIFUL but also a litttttle annoying because the lifeguards kept blowing their whistles at people swimming too close!
Every now and then, I reapplied Luna's sunscreen and after a while I brought her into the shade for a nap. Now that I think of it, I probably should have taken one, too! Maybe then I wouldn't be so tired now, ha!
Did I mention that a group of our friends was in town?! It was great having them around ... although I won't be sad AT ALL when they all start having kids. My mom friends can probably relate - once you have littles, you're on a totally different schedule from the rest of the world. But it was still fun to have girlfriends around to hang out with :)
We had so much fun that we're actually heading back to the beach next weekend, too! And I'm going to ATTEMPT to get a few more pictures with me in them (mom problems, right?). For now, here are two of my favorite pictures from last weekend's trip with Kris and Luna :)
What are your favorite beaches to visit?! Have you ever been to Wrightsville Beach? Tell me all about it in the comments!
Lace & Lu