Summer is over and it’s officially fall! I shared in my last post that I would be catching up with posting our summer adventures. Towards the end of last month, I finished my big launch with Irresistible YOUniversity and I was itching to get out of town! So, we got in the car and just started driving! We packed an overnight bag in case we decided not to come back home.
We ended up starting our mini road trip in Edenton, NC. A small coastal town with a lot of charm!
Main Street in Edenton is super cute and charming. There are lots of little shops and cafes to check out. I saw several kid drawings like this in support of their local animal shelter. How awesome is that?!
After driving for almost two hours, we were ALL
starving hangry and looking for a place to eat that is dog friendly. We started walking down the main street and quickly realized that our options were limited as many places were either already closed or only open for dinner.
I found a sandwich shop called Emilio’s and decided to order for everyone so we could walk back to the waterfront to eat. The door was locked. Dang it.
As I was walking away, they came out and asked if we wanted to order. Of course! They were the nicest people. They literally only had a two more rolls left to make sandwiches and fired up the grill just for us! I had the crab cake and let me tell you. This was one of the best crab cake sandwiches I’ve ever had! Seriously! You have to stop here if you’re in town!
Plus, you can’t beat the view. The fish were jumping out of the water like crazy. We saw a few kayakers too. Frank and I definitely want to come back without the baby so we can do some fishing and kayaking here.
The highlight of the waterfront area is the Roanoke River Lighthouse. They do guided tours that go inside the lighthouse but those were already over for the day.
We were able to walk around the lighthouse with Chuy, so it’s dog friendly just to walk around the balcony. The views from up there are amazing!
It is an extremely small town, so if you’re looking for tons of things to do this isn’t it. It was a nice change of pace. I loved walking around the dock and the lighthouse. There’s also an amazing playground that Catalina absolutely loved right by the water. I would love to come back with our kayaks next time. There’s a lot of water here that I’d like to explore!
We needed to head out for a drive because Catalina was DONE and Chuy needed some time to rest too. We decided to go the long way back home which is basically a BIG circle. We drove threw the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. This place is FULL of black bears and gators. I love that you can see them from the comfort of your car. No way would I get out and walk around here!!! True story – Chuy had to pee but yea he had to wait until we were outta there! This was after I saw two snakes. Um, no! Just no!!!
By this point we decided that we didn’t want to drive back home and decided to stay in Nags Head, NC. I’ll post that in a separate blog post since there are a ton of pics! Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out these other dog friendly travel guides:
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