Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Last Bit Of Our Trip To Kiptopeke!


Here are the pics from the rest of our trip to Kiptopeke State Park. It really was such a fun, relaxing time. If you ever have the chance to go, I highly recommend it. Next year, we'll remember to bring the boy's bikes!





I have no idea why these pics are so dark...







For the first time EVER, Archer wasn't afraid of the water. He had so much fun! It melted my heart.


Naturally, Zoot fears nothing but the magnitude of his own awesomeness.







He spent a bit of time considering his navel.






I built this fire. NBD.









We had an amazing trip! We can't wait to return.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Exploring Cape Charles, Day Drinking, And Ice-Cream.


Kiptopeke is just a short drive away from the charming town of Cape Charles. And when I say charming, I mean it's so cute it makes you wanna slap somebody; hipster bikes with baskets, pastel colored, Victorian style beach houses, barefoot babies everywhere, and quaint little homegrown shops. My favorite was an old-school hardware store. You never see those anymore. I was totally in love with the place, but failed to get a picture. Have I mentioned that I suck at blogging lately?

Moving on...

Just about everyday,we ate at this awesome little place called Brown Dog Ice-Cream. As you've probably guessed, they make their own ice-cream and it's pretty remarkable. My favorite flavor is the coffee ice-cream followed very closely by the limoncello. If you ever go to Cape Charles and pass up on the opportunity to have a coffee ice-cream cone from Brown Dog, you've done yourself a great disservice, my friend.



Archer's favorite ice-cream was chocolate (no surprise there) and Zoot prefered whatever I was currently eating. 





I'm kicking myself for not indulging in a waffle sandwich!

 


J and I were treated with a day date (Thanks family!) about midway though the week. We decided to try out a restaurant called The Shanty per my friend Carter's reccomendation (thanks, Carter!). She was right on the money, guys. Delicious, fresh, creative food, and even better drinks. The Shanty even carries a few craft beers that tickled J's fancy.



Naturally, I dove head first into a mojito.



We started with a plate of plump, briny oysters.




And ended with kimchee fish tacos (me) and a burger topped with porkbelly and a wasabi sirracha sauce (him).

After we were sufficiently buzzed and full, we wandered about the town and poked into all the little shops.




 It was a prefect date if I do say so myself!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

More On Our Week At Kiptopeke!

Hey remember that time I promised to write about our amazing vacation at Kiptopeke and then it took like a week?

 


The ride down to Kiptopeke took about 4 hours or so. The kids did remarkably well in the car. I guess compared to our huge road trip from earlier this year, this trip was cake!

We stopped in Virginia Beach to visit with friends for a bit ( Hi, Mollie and Tony!). It was so nice to catch up and stretch our legs. From there, we crossed a huuuuge bridge with 2 different tunnels.


It just kept going, and going, and going...


Then, finally we were there!


So was all the wildlife.


But I'll  go more into detail about that in a later post. 



Kiptopeke Park boasts a pretty cool fishing pier. We were out there crabbing and fishing nearly every day! J has definitely fallen in love with crabbing.  He couldn't stop talking about how much fun it was!





Then there's this guy...



I don't think anyone loves fishing more than him. I even manged to catch a fish with his Iron Man fishing pole!



Needless to say, we ate very well while we were there.