The rest of the trip was fantastic. One of many highlights was a place called Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks, recently named the #1 Beach in the nation by Mr. Beach. If your name is Mr. Beach you have to know what you're talking about, and the guy definitely did.
We took a ferry there, spent two nights, rented bikes, sat on the beach, ate rapidly melting ice cream and had a wonderful time.
The rest of the week was spent playing Mario Kart, canoeing (very well, I might add), watching baseball and fireworks, movies, hot tubbing, eating, staying cool and seeing the sights. Also: Fireflies! Made me realize the older you get, the less things there are in this world you've never seen before. Fireflies was one of those things for me. I'm still grinning like a little kid about it.
The beach on Ocracoke Island.
Lighthouse on Ocracoke Island with Phil (who I not only
The lake where the phenomenal canoeing took place.
View from hotel in Wilmington, NC.
Squirrel enjoying a tasty snack on Duke campus.