business or pleasure?

I don’t see why it can’t be both.  I spent the weekend in Kitty Hawk, NC for work.  You didn’t read that wrong.  I really did get paid to go to the beach.  We went on various field trips which were a blast, and I feel quite a bit more knowledgeable on the subject of beach erosion.

I couldn't think of a better way to start the morning.

I couldn't think of a better way to start the morning.

I felt a little silly taking pictures of my food during business meetings, so my words will have to suffice.  Dinner Friday night was divine.  I ordered the pork tenderloin, and that’s what I got.  An entire pork tenderloin.  It was overwhelming to say the least.  This was followed up by one of the best key lime pies I’ve ever eaten.  Ok… I don’t have many words either.  Deal.

Saturday, we went to Jockey’s Ridge, which include some of the largest sand dunes I’ve ever seen.  Realize that my grandparents live 20 minutes from White Sands, NM.  I got the bright idea to trek all the way to the top of the largest one.

See the huge dune and the tiny people?

See the huge dune and the tiny people?

Then, the Wright brothers’ memorial, which is nothing more than a glorified sand dune covered in grass with a big piece of rock at the top. My legs hurt like they haven’t hurt in a while.  … and I really started thinking that it must have really sucked to pull a plane all the way up a huge sand dune just to have a failed flight down it.  Props to Orville and Wilbur!

The drive back was miserable.  9pm to 1am, I listened to Adventures in Odyssey while throwing gummy worms and chex mix into my mouth.  …ok, so it wasn’t SO miserable.

Work shmork, the purpose of my trip was accomplished at lunch the day after I got home.

Photo by Nathan Clendenin

Photo by Nathan Clendenin

The fresh rockfish was amazing.  We drizzled with butter, topped with salt and pepper, wrapped in foil, and baked at 450 for about 20 minutes.  Served with risotto and snow peas.  Delicious.

One Response to “business or pleasure?”

  1. Kathy H says:

    I like your blog. :)

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