2014 Summer Vacation {Bald Head Island}

It’s taken me longer than usual to write my vacation recap…probably because I am still feeling the effects of our relaxing trip. Matt and I joined his family for almost a week in Bald Head Island. It was nothing short of amazing and we truly felt recharged by the end of vacation. From the moment we arrived we hopped on a 25 minute ferry ride across the water to the coolest little Island where there are no cars allowed, only golf carts.

Golf Cart Selfies

 I actually stepped away from my camera quite a bit and put down my phone for long periods of time so I didn’t take as many pictures as I normally do. It was definitely a much needed change in pace.

We spent our mornings at the beach while Grandmom and Grandad watched Caroline. Then after lunch we’d switch off and let them have their time in the sand. It was so perfect and Caroline enjoyed spending lots of quality time with her grandparents and Matt and I enjoyed our first day dates alone!

 Our little nugget on the other end of the walkie talkie.For the first time in over a year I even read 609 pages of something non pregnancy or mommy related. And I cannot recommend this book enough. I was hooked from the first page!More selfies from our walk along the marsh trails. Old Baldy lighthouse. Built in 1817 and still stands today!

 Should also mention that the island has several amazing restaurants and we ate out a lot for lunch and dinner.

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  1. Amanda @ as the wine cork turns
    July 22, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    this looks so peaceful and relaxing. i love that there are no cars!! your little one looks so beautiful in that photo!!

  2. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    July 22, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    Sounds like a great time! Sometimes putting the phones & cameras away are the perfect thing!!

  3. Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes}
    July 22, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    Sounds like an amazing trip!! I'm so jealous, it's so pretty there! I can't believe how long that lighthouse has been there!<3, Pamelasequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  4. KatiePerk
    July 22, 2014 / 6:54 pm

    That is one of my fave places. We went last year for a week and had a ball!

  5. Nat
    July 22, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Sounds like a great vacation! We're thinking of heading there for a family vacation next summer and would love to hear your recommendations. Sometimes it's nice to put the phone/computer away and just recharge for a week. Caroline looks like such a happy baby!

  6. Caitlin G
    July 22, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    I love that there can only be golf carts there! How nice! Looks like a great and fun getaway 🙂

  7. Zelle B.
    July 22, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    Such wonderful pictures — looks like you had a great beach vacation! And yes to Roses — such an incredible novel. Love and would recommend to anyone! xo

  8. coastalrunnergirl
    July 22, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Your vacation looks perfect!! Aren't beach vacations the best? 🙂

  9. Playground Prepster
    July 23, 2014 / 1:12 am

    Bald Head Island has such a special spot in my heart! My high school friends and I would go every summer (even after college). Your pictures totally took me back! So glad you had such a relaxing vacation.

  10. Carroll
    July 23, 2014 / 1:48 am

    What a fun vacation! I've wanted to read Roses for years — so glad it was good. 🙂

  11. Zoe {The Latina Lens}
    July 23, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    So jealous! Caroline looks adorable with her walkie-talkie!

  12. Annie {Home of Malones}
    July 23, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    So much fun to escape for a week and how nice that you had some built-in baby sisters!!! Gorgeous photos!

  13. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    July 23, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Perfect getaway x

  14. Jo
    July 23, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Such a gorgeous area- looks like a great time! We spent some time in Southport last summer and just loved it! Caroline looks so big sitting in that cute baby chair!

  15. Jillian Manesh
    July 23, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    omg that pic of caroline with the walkie-talkie is too cute! so glad you had a fun time 🙂 riding around in golf carts is the best. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  16. Dee Stephens
    July 23, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    I told my parents a few weeks ago that this island needs to be on our list.

  17. Brownie
    July 24, 2014 / 2:37 am

    Lovely trip! I haven't been to BHI in ages. This makes me want to book a trip! Tell about the book please 🙂

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