Girls Trip To Bald Head Island

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10.20.2021


Here’s the recap of my girls trip to Bald Head Island with two of my dearest girlfriends from high school.

It’s been 20 years!

It had been 20 years since the last time we sung karaoke together in pajamas. Far too long!!! Of course we’ve seen each other over the years, but not for more than a meal or a happy hour. We were long overdue for a reunion, and a girls trip to Bald Head Island was the perfect setting. 

2021 was supposed to be our 20th high school reunion. It was scheduled for October 9, but the turnout was so low we had to cancel. So instead we took the reunion to the island! 

Shout out to the fourth OG, Kirst, who wasn’t able to fly in from California. And to Lydia’s brother Hugh David who was right there with us for all of our middle and high school adventures!  

Girls Trip To BHI 

Naturally we stayed at our family house, Marsh Onward! We got so lucky with perfect warm, sunny weather all weekend!

New porch furniture!

Thursday

We settled in with a cheese board and some vino. 

And then drive to Delphina’s at the harbor for a casual dinner. Pitcher of margs required. 

Friday

Thursday was a late night talking on the porch until we could barely hold our eyes open (so much to catch up on!), but with no kids, schedule, or expectations, we were able to sleep in on Friday morning!

Bagels on the porch

Power Walk Talk

We went for a long power walk (more talking!) and then made lunch to take to the beach for the day. 

Tribute to Lu-e-g’s 

Bagels and tuna pitas in honor of our favorite eatery growing up, Lu-e-g’s! + lots of kettle chips. 

Happy Hour on the dock!

After showers and some recharge time, we had happy hour on the dock and then headed to dinner at the Club. 

Dinner at Horizons

We had dinner on the deck at Horizons. Famous smoked mahi dip with saltines.

And halibut with grits for me!

Musical Performances

Growing up we used to put on performances, which we recorded on Lydia’s giant family camcorder, and so we watched some of our old home movies and then had a karaoke party!

Lydia has this mic and I am buying my own when I get home! It was awesome. 

Me then:

Me now: 

Saturday

Quiet time with coffee on the porch. I had a bagel and grapes three days in a row. 

The Island Spa

Then we had massage appointments at the spa! ’Twas luxurious. 

I picked up a green juice and bar to have as a light lunch. 

Beach Day On Repeat

After some down time and lunch we headed back to the beach for the afternoon! 

Becca and I did long walks each day. We were SO very lucky with perfect 80 degree temps. 

Formal Night

We went back to Horizons for dinner again (dining options on the island are quite limited!), but we loved the view and menu.

We got the smoked mahi dip AGAIN – because it’s so, so good. (I need to make a sardine dip like this…!) 

I ordered the crab cakes, and we shared a Caesar salad three ways.

Cozy Twinning Clothes + Home Videos

We ended our final night watching more home videos. One of an 9th grade gymnastics performance by Becca and me, and more homemade music videos. 

We had a wonderful trip

And we’ll have to do the next one sooner than 20 years from now. 



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