Weekend NE and Surf on the Southside

This past weekend saw a nice swell hit the southside from Frisco, westward.  Billy Mitchell, Izzy’s (now named “Sandy Bay?”) were the focused spots.  Hatteras Inlet was scoped, but there were no outside bars found throughout the spit.  Thus, Rmp 49, Frisco Bathouse, and Izzy’s had the best lineup.

Below is a shot from Saturday at Rmp 49 captured on my wife’s IPhone.  Kudos to her, her sister, and our little dudes for weathering the stinging sand while I was out catching a few waves.  With 25+mph gusts on the beach, not the most pleasant conditions for enjoying time on the sand.

Here is interesting shot from the very end of Hatteras Inlet spit where basically the sand road “ends.”

Bill’s OBX Beach Life

Valentine’s Weekend ~ 2015

Brian surprised me on Valentine’s Day with a trip to Sweet Pete’s Candy for dinner and sweets.  Sweet Pete’s was featured on the TV show “The Profit.”  They have two levels of candy, a dessert bar, chocolate factory tours and more.  

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The kids got a special delivery from Edible Arrangements – Thanks Papa D and Beth!

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  Nana and Papa made cupcakes with the kids Saturday night while Brian and I were out.

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On Sunday we met Nana and Papa at the park for a walk.

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Papa and Addison took turns trying to stuff leaves in each other’s jackets :)

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Our Breezy Beach Life

Perfect OBX Labor Day Weekend – Sun, Small Surf, and Some Wind!

If you were here on vacation or simply made it out to the beach, it was a perfect long weekend for time on the sand and in the surf.  Conditions were small, but fun with a solid waist high wave on the main bars breaking across all tides at choice spots.  Southerly winds ramped up each afternoon providing fun side to side-off conditions for WindSUP action in the surf zone.

I caught it each afternoon on the Sealion, and the spot of choice was Loggerhead St in Nags Head where a nice outside sandbar produced breaking surf at all tides.  It did get quite shallow at low tide, even for the short Sealion fins, but it was not much of a problem.  Water temps were perfect for trunks only.  Only catch was the number of people in the water within the surf zone swimming, surfing, SUPing, and boogie boarding.  No worries though as all are out to have a good time, and with myself the only one holding a sail in hand, I simply had to keep a keen eye where people were and judge a given DTL run accordingly.  I had to pass on a few waves due to folks in the zone/path, but that was ok.  I enjoyed seeing many out having a FUN time and enjoying likely their last tastes of summer.
Bill’s OBX Beach Life

Weekend Updates

When it rains it pours and this weekend was exactly that!  Friday I received a call from school stating Enzo had a fever.  I picked up the kids and off to the Doctor we went.  They swabbed him for the flu and strep and both were negative.  They concluded that he had bronchitis and would need 10 days of antibiotics.  Friday night he was up off and on all night due to the fever spiking and him not feeling well.  His fever continued until Sunday afternoon.  

Saturday evening my parents kept the kids overnight as Brian and I had his work Christmas party.  We had a great time at the party but little did we know while we were at the party there was a tornado in our city and the path of the tornado was eerily close to us.  Luckily we suffered no damage.

Sunday we picked the kids up from my parent’s house then headed home.  Once home both kids seemed fine and we spent the afternoon outside playing.  Around dinnertime Addison started to say she wasn’t feeling well.  I checked her temperature and she had a fever.  We gave her some ibuprofen and off to bed she went. 
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The toddler bed that neither child uses got lots of use this weekend.  We decided to move it into our bedroom so we could monitor the kids while they were sick.  Enzo used it Friday evening, then Sunday night Addison slept there and was up every 2 hours vomiting.  I was convinced it was the flu as she had chills and a high fever.

I took her to the Doctor this morning and she threw up twice in the waiting area then three times in the exam room.  We ended up staying there for a little over two hours.  The Doctor swabbed her for the flu but it was negative.  Then she looked at her throat (back story – she just ended antibiotic a week ago for strep) and her tonsils were bloody, swollen and have an ulcer on them.  The Doctor was concerned about dehydration from her vomiting over 10 times in the last 12 hours so they gave her some liquid Zofran…she threw it up within seconds.  The Doctor then called the Senior Doctor at their other location to consult about next steps.  They decided to give her an injection of Zofran and if she throws up within 2 hours of the injection that we are to go to the hospital.  She slept almost the entire time we were there.  We waited in the exam room for 45 minutes after the shot to ensure she wouldn’t be sick again.  They gave her some Motrin since she’s had a fever for over 12 hours that was untreated due to the fact that she wouldn’t keep anything down. 

The conclusion is that they believe her strep is back and the first round of antibiotics didn’t work.  They didn’t swab her for strep since her tonsils were bloody and she has an ulcer on them.  They said they would give her antibiotics either way so they didn’t want to irritate her throat even more.  We are to take her back tomorrow morning for a re-evaluation to determine if it is strep or adenovirus.  They want to ensure her condition doesn’t worsen and they also want to monitor the swelling and size of the ulcer on her tonsils.  I’m certain 2014 will be the year she will have her tonsils removed.  As much as we don’t want her to undergo surgery, it’s so heartbreaking to see her so sick.  She’s been lethargic and pale…our poor baby!  
The Motrin finally kicked in from the Doctor’s office so she’s napping peacefully now.  Praying she gets well soon!

Our Breezy Beach Life

Weekend Birthday Pics

Yesterday we celebrated Enzo’s birthday by going to the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine.  He is obsessed with alligators now and refers to everything as a “baby alligator.”   

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Brave Girl :)

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Thanks Papa S and Nana for my train table
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After the kids went to bed Brian and I played a few competitive rounds of bowling

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Thanks Papa D and Beth for my Harley
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Our Breezy Beach Life