Last year we started a new annual tradition, a family beach trip around Isaac's Birthday and Labor Day. You may remember reading this post that I wrote when we returned last year. This year we went to Carolina Beach, which was a much shorter drive than our Emerald Isle trip last year. We LOVE non-commercialized beaches. Carolina Beach is a little more commercialized than Emerald Isle. Another difference this year is that we decided we wanted to take Walker and we are so glad we did. Hurricane Irene threatened the beginning of our vacation but other than some wind and rain the first evening we weren't really impacted. We had an amazing time, and have decided that moving to the beach is a lot more feasible than we thought a year ago. Isaac works for Time Warner and there is a location in Wilmington. We're hoping in the next few years we can transfer down there.... that's where our hearts are anyway.