Yesterday was an incredible day, to say the least. April and I had been trying to figure out a way to get to the beach ever since we arrived. Being without a car made it a little difficult....so we finally gave in and rented a car for the day.
Katherine, the lady who helped us at Enterprise was fantastic. She recommended that instead of driving to Wilmington, which has a few beaches, we should go to 'Top-Sul.' It was more quaint and not as touristy. We later learned that 'Top-Sul' is actually Topsail, but we made sure to pronounce it like the locals ;)
It seriously was a miracle that we found it. We didn't know the exact exit we were supposed to take to get there....April had the inspiration that maybe we should fill up on gas since we hadn't seen any gas stations in a while....and on that very exit, we saw the signs that would lead us to Topsail. We stopped and bought some fresh strawberries for the rest of our journey.
Although it rained on an off, the weather was pleasant and made for a quiet day at the beach. I was in awe as we drove down the main street of the Island. The tall beach houses are a sight to see: brilliant colors, boats everywhere, and everything just felt like it moved slower. I was in heaven.
I had to take a picture of the gorgeous roads in NC...nothing like in Utah. The trees act as a barrier to the world, leaving you in what feels like a secluded area with rich emeralds, jades, and olive greens to line the lonely road.
On our way home, we stopped at a bridge where a beautiful, black river moseyed. We actually parked next to the river and stupidly decided to walk onto the bridge. With only a foot between the edge of the road and speeding cars, we raced up. I even caught myself screaming as 2 buses came flying by, shaking the bridge and my nerves.
There are always SO many beautiful sights to take in. It's like eye candy ALL the time here!