Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Sometimes it's just good to run away from everything and recharge. The Hubs and I have been feeling a little stressed, so off we went down to Oak Island and a little time at the beach.

Near Oak Island is the lovely little historic town of Southport, which was having their Fourth Annual Wooden Boat Show.  We spent the day there looking at the gorgeous old boats and site seeing.  Maybe you recognize this house (currently getting scraped and sanded to be repainted)...
Did you ever see the movie Safe Haven?  It's base on a book of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.  This movie was filmed in Southport and this is the house that Josh Duhamel's character Alex lived in.

Southport is a small town located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River and is obviously very picturesque. It's really becoming quite popular with the tourist. And that Fourth of July celebration they have in the movie....yeah, it really happens.
There are tons of great restaurants...The Pharmacy, Ports of Call, Old American Fish Company (which was the restaurant Ivan's in the movie), and Fishy, Fishy  - where I had one of the best Bloody Marys...other than the ones my sister makes.
We ate dinner at The Frying Pan and this was our spectacular view.  

This restaurant is fairly new - it opened in 2012 - but the food was delicious.  I had shrimp and grits, which I can recommend...as well as the crab cakes. And any place that has "Fried with Pride" as the slogan on the back of their shirts can't be too bad.

But the best part of all was the company. 
From left to right...Susie Q and Me
And the Hubs photo bombing like a pro ;)
We had a wonderful weekend, made lots of great memories and recharged enough to face the week. That's a pretty good deal if you ask me. Hope all is well with you!


  1. It looks absolutely wonderful. We had storms all a weekend here in Oregon so your beach looks much better.

  2. what a sweet little house! and your escape spot looks simply charming - so glad you were able to relax and enjoy :)

  3. What a lovely place to recharge your batteries! You look like a movie star in that photo.. you're gorgeous! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. The beach!!!!!! (swoon) To be close enough to just hop over for the weekend!!! (We used to live that close....miss it soooo much!)

  5. What a fun getaway. I've never seen Safe Haven, but now will have to see about getting a copy.
    Love seeing your beautiful face and hope life continues to treat you well.

  6. Oh that looks like a lovely spot to relax. Such a lovely pic of you :)

  7. COOL! I did see that movie and loved it. What a fun place to visit and you and hubby look totally recharged. ;-)

  8. lovely getaway! I love the photo of you and your family, so pretty! Glad you had a good time and shared it with us :)

  9. What a magical break! I'm envious.. been blowing a gale here for the past few days...
    That's a beautiful photo of you all x

  10. I need to save this post so we have some places to check out... we are going back in Nov, for a long weekend.

  11. What a beautiful little getaway. You know I am ALL about feeding that need to escape. xo
    Missed you! Mwah!

  12. ahem... did you go to Southport and forget to return??? We have so much to tell you. Guess we will have to hunt your down there lol

  13. That sounds like a wonderful getaway, glad to hear you had a great time! I can't wait to get to the ocean again although I really don't know when it's going to happen... The picture of you three looks great, funny hubby :)

  14. You have not posted lately? where are you?