Hatteras, North Carolina

We have discovered how much we enjoy being away from home over Thanksgiving. If we were able to get together with family and or friends, that would be one thing -because it’s no fun to cook a ton of food for so few people, and THE WHOLE POINT of Thanksgiving is to have a ton of food options and eat yourself into a coma! I will fight anyone who tries to tell me it’s about the Pilgrims and the Native Americans or a time to be thankful blah blah blah. Nope. Turkey and sides. I will allow for parades. … Where was I? Yeah -traveling. We take advantage of the Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC) to book cheaper places that are relatively empty of people. And this year, that made even more sense.

We went down to the Outer Banks last year, but stayed in Kitty Hawk. Hatteras is still on the Outer Banks, but farther south. There were very few people and we were able to avoid those who were there, and we did the vast majority of our grocery shopping at home so we didn’t have to venture out except for a couple things we found we needed once we got there (one of which was antacids for me to help, at least a little, with all-day sickness).

We didn’t do a whole lot while we were there -the point was really to get away from our house, but still socially isolate.

We had a full kitchen, which is generally what we try to get when we use the AFVC, so we cooked daily, to include Thanksgiving. I even made super quick apple turnovers-ish.

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