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So Hard To Say Goodbye…To The Outer Banks

by Courtney on June 17, 2011

Well, it certainly has been one heck of a great week.


Today, we all tried to make the most of our last day by spending it both at the beach and poolside.


We also tried to do our best at finishing off the rest of the food in the house, so there was an abundance of peanut butter and jellies goin’ around.


I thoroughly enjoyed a pb&j for both breakfast AND lunch today.


And Josh even went as far to make himself a grilled pb&j. Has anyone else ever tried this?? Because it looked phenomenal…


I’ve also probably eaten my bodyweight in popcorn throughout the day, too. Jay and I love it so much that we actually went back to get another bag of s’mores popcorn…because, umm, it’s just about gone. Woops.


Since we pretty much wiped the kitchen in the house clean, part of our group headed out for one last dinner together back in Timbuck II at First Light Breakfast & Burgers.


None of us can believe that this is now our third year being down here in OBX and we had never once tried out this place.


The restaurant is small, with a little more outdoor seating available, but they have a menu full of burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers that were definitely making my mouth water.


Our dinner buddies. Smile


I’m definitely in full vacation mode because my food cravings have been all over the radar. Tonight, I was really craving a burger so I listened to the belly, and went ahead and ordered myself a Bruschetta Burger, which was topped with tomato bruschetta and melted provolone.


The burger was a little oregano-heavy, but it tasted fantastic. And the fries were delicious, too.


Everyone was definitely more than pleased with their selections, and we would all definitely recommend this place to anyone heading down this way!


Now, unfortunately, the week has come to a close and we’re about to hit the road.


No more Coronas on the beach


No more excuses to eat ice cream everyday… (well, that could be argued, but still…)


I’m gonna go ahead and whine a little…I’m not ready to leave!


But hey, such is life.

It was a great vacation, with great weather, spent with great friends. And now, I suppose I can be ready to go back home…


I have somebody verrrry special waiting for me. Smile

See ya from New York!!


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1 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews June 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I’ve never had a grilled pb and j but it sounds really good.
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2 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews June 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I’ve never had a grilled pb and j but it sounds really good!
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3 Kie June 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

The food looks amazing! Check out my dim sum post at
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4 Erica June 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

i don’t think i’d want to leave either!!!
your vacation has me itching to go on a little vacay myself. i’m trying to convince the other half that we need to go on a preweddingmoon. ;p

i hope cody didn’t go on a crazy margarita bender while you were gone!


5 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) June 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I’d say ice cream lunch is more necessary when you’re in NY. Without a beach, you gotta find something else to look forward to! ;)
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6 Tori (Fresh Fruition) June 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Oh my goodness that grilled PBJ looks heavenly. Methinks I’ll be preparing that this week…

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7 pat June 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm



8 Lindsey June 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I love grilled pb&j’s – grilled pb with sliced pear is also yummy!
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9 Samantha June 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Um, grilled pb&j is basically the best sandwich ever. It’s a big gooey mess, but it’s soooo good! I make them all the time haha


10 TheBloggersBrother June 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm



11 Lindsay June 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm…i need that grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich in mah bellay :) that looks to die for! Drive safely. I’m so jealous of your trip!


12 Khushboo June 17, 2011 at 11:19 pm

WOW that cheese looks so good- at first i thought it was an egg white on top! Safe travels back and look at it this way: the sooner you’re back, the sooner you can start planning the next trip :)
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13 Charlie June 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm

That grilled PB&J looks sooo good! Have. to. try.
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14 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" June 18, 2011 at 12:08 am

Wow grilled pb and j – what a great idea! You know what else would be good? Grill PB, bananas and honey. mmmmmmmm, sounds like the perfect midnight snack. Hope the cat didn’t raid that liquor cabinet too hard ;-)
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15 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 18, 2011 at 1:43 am

Grilled pb and j is the BOMB!! In fact, that may be in store for breakfast?! you have me craving it!
I neeeever want to leave the beach, for the most part. So sad to go home! :(
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16 Niki (Life's a Payne) June 18, 2011 at 7:41 am

Grilled PB & J! Oh my goodness… I can’t believe I have never heard to this.

Although I did make a grilled Nutella sandwich once for a special someone in my life!
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17 The Teenage Taste June 18, 2011 at 8:17 am

Grilled PB&Js are the best. ‘Nuff said. ;-)


18 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

LOVE grilled PB&J! The warm and gooey pb gets me every time :)

Glad to see that you made the most of your last day on vacation! I can’t wait to see all the Cody pictures that are sure to be on tomorrow’s post ;)
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19 Sarah June 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

The grilled PBJ is one of my favorite lunches at Peanut Butter & Co in NYC. SO good with crunchy!! I’m headed to the OBX on Tueday.. will send it your regards


20 Lindsey @ Cardio Pizza June 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

Grilled PB sandwiches sounds AMAZING! What a great idea!

I’m glad you had a nice vacation! :)
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21 Nikki S June 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

i hate leaving the OBX too.

even though it is just a few hours due east of me, i never seem to make it back as often as i would like.


22 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy June 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I’ve made grilled pb&j before, per the suggestion of my college roommate. It’s very good!
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23 Katie June 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

Love the OBX. Next time you go, Duck Donuts is a MUST!!! Fresh donuts made in front of you. Delicious!


24 Courtney June 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Katie! I was SO bummed we never made it there…we passed it a bunch of times, but we were usually already full from something else (ahem, ice cream…) ;)
Next time, I’ll definitely be stopping in!


25 Jen M. June 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Grilled PB&J’s use to be the only way I’d eat a PB&J! SOOOOOOOOOO yummy! And omg, that burger looks fantastic, yum!


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