Shore Summer Kick-Off

Happy Hump Day readers!

I am writing from sunny Orlando!  Friday I booked a last minute ticket to come visit one of my best friends, Angela, and couldn't be happier to get the chance to visit her!

Today I am sharing a weekend recap that has taken me all summer to write.  I'm honestly feeling a bit depressed writing this, because it was the very first weekend of my summer break, which is now coming to a close way too quickly!  I can't believe that in just a few short weeks I will be going back to school.

But back to the fun weekend...

Those of you who have been reading for a while, know that this past school year was tough...really tough. That being said, Bryce and I wanted to do something fun to kick off my summer break.  We decided that returning to his hunt club on the Eastern Shore (see past post here) would be a good way to really put a close to this past school year.  We asked our friends Erin and Ryan to join us and were so excited to show them the place that has become special to the both of us.

Please be patient with me as I share lots of pictures and reminisce the happiness that was the beginning of summer!

We left on the evening of my last day of school, June 13.  To break up the trip, we made a dinner stop at Waterman's, a restaurant and bar on the Virginia Beach oceanfront that is known for their orange crushes! While the guys headed to the bar to retrieve orange crushes for us, Erin and I couldn't resist visiting the super cute shop inside the restaurant.

We were so excited when we discovered Waterman's tanks inside the shop.  You see, at Erin's and Ryan's housewarming party a few weeks prior (read her post on that here), debauchery was widespread and all the guys had changed into tanks late into the night.  We therefore thought tanks for the weekend would make the perfect gag gift!

We enjoyed yummy seafood...

and orange crushes!

We got to the shore late that night and turned in.  The next morning we were ready to go with Mimosas and Bloody Marys, made by Ryan!

We then of course, had to head down to the dock and show Erin & Ryan the gorgeous marsh!

I could never tire of this view!

Cheers to Summer!

After that we headed to the classic Exmore Diner for some brunch and followed that with antiquing in Onancock!

Milkshakes are always a good idea.

Erin and Ryan lucked out at Market Street Antiques.

Once we got back, it was time to slip into our suits (and tanks) and enjoy some time on the dock!

This bird did not like us encroaching on his turf!

Keep Calm and Crush On

Are you getting tired of marsh pics yet?

Bryce had fun showing Erin the oyster floats.

And Ryan even enjoyed one of the oysters straight from the water!

We also attempted to take some couple's pics.  As you can see, Bryce and I had a little trouble...

Erin and Ryan looking flawless!

Before heading up for dinner, we couldn't resist taking just a few more marsh pics...

Can you blame me?  Look at all this gorgeousness!

We also took a shadow selfie!

We tried to get a pic of the guys in their tanks before dinner, but struggled with that.  I think Bryce is the common denominator when it comes to failed photos...

And of course a selfie was order in all our matching tank glory:

And we finally sat down to a delicious meal prepared entirely by the guys!

Grilled Corn on the Cob, Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Steak!

For dessert, the guys indulged in a blind bourbon taste test Ryan had planned...

The rest of the night was filled with good conversation and a bit of silliness on the screened in porch!

Sunday morning, we couldn't resist one last glimpse of the marsh before heading home...

Nor could we resist a pitstop at Taste Unlimited in Virginia Beach for lunch (full post here)!

Have you traveled any this summer?

What are your favorite spots for weekend getaways?

Have a great day!


  1. Looks like such a fun time-love all the pictures!

  2. What a perfect getaway! Love all the marsh pictures - especially the shadow selfie. The tanks are hilarious! Have a great time in Orlando!

  3. This sounds like the perfect weekend trip! I've never been to VA Beach but now I need to make the trip just to try one of these famous Orange Crushes!

  4. Yummmm except I think I need my oysters steamed first. Can't beat those marsh views!

  5. What an amazing trip! I also love how the boys made dinner. :) It is hard to see the summer come to an end, but I have faith that this upcoming year is going to be a good one for you.

  6. What a great weekend! The marsh is gorgeous. We are headed to the beach Friday and I cannot wait!!

  7. aww I love every part of this! You two are adorable and I love reading both blogs! Great pics girl, looks like so much fun! xoxo

  8. I love the matching tank tops.. so fun!(:

  9. Looks like a gorgeous and fun weekend! And ironically, my husband' saint and uncle own Waterman's but I only went once for an engagement party for my brother-in-law!

  10. Looks like such a fun weekend! Always love time spent on the Eastern Shore. Can't believe how fast this summer has flown by! I start student teaching this year and will be coming to you soon for some advice!

  11. What fun this is to relive that awesome weekend through this post! Can we please just rewind and go back?! We're so blessed to have such great friends like y'all, thank you again for such a fun summer memory!

  12. The food looks so good! And those views are postcard status. Beautiful!! I am now craving a weekend at the beach with friends...

  13. That view is just beautiful! Those tanks are just too cute.. well on the girls :)

  14. Taste Unlimited and Waterman's are two of my favorite places in VB! Looks like y'all had a great weekend :)


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