Tonight Dan and I returned from a few day trip to Morehead City, North Carolina. You may be familiar with Morehead from such post as this, this, this, or this. It was a great weekend filled with diving, eating, family, and friends. Also, we saw a giant shark and I got stung by a jellyfish in a reenactment of that scene in The Sphere. I’m pretty exhausted so instead of giving you the full run down and ending with a comment about how delicious burgers are when you mix in bacon and blue cheese, I’m going to give you a photo montage of the recipe, and some highlights from the trip. It was fun.
On the first day Dan and I spent a lot of time watching low tide, and then we discovered that we could manipulate the movements of the minnows and the hermit crabs and the real crabs with our shadows. We were wildly entertained.
Our first day of diving was on a boat called the Indra. We saw a giant shark, got caught in a bait ball, and made a free ascent, which was not exactly what we were going for. Still, we had fun. And then we got pizza.
This place is so beautiful, how could you *not* be happy here?
The second day, we went on two dives. The first was on the Ario, the vessel everyone used to think was the Hutton. The Hutton is actually what everyone calls the Papoose. They think. Did I mention we dive on shipwrecks? Either way, we saw two more huge sharks (pictured below) that while smaller than the shark we saw on the Indra, were still impressive.
Check out the teeth!
We also saw some starfish, they were wonderful. And isn’t Dan dreamy? This was before I got stung by a jellyfish. That was on our second dive of the day, which was on a tugboat called the Titan. That was a great dive because the boat is intact and fun to swim through. Also, there were juvenile sharks on the bow that were kind of hilarious.
That night we made these burgers, which were delicious, and tried hard not to talk politics. Later we went to Dairy Queen to get blizzards. This post is not sponsored by Dairy Queen.
The next day it was super rough so we cancelled the diving portion of the day and instead took a family trip to Shackleford Banks. There was anchor line volleyball, synchronized swimming, and back flips. I got sunburnt.
This is what it looks like when a white dog tries to stalk a hamburger. Unsuccessfully.
That night we made grouper (recipe to come) and went out for ice cream. Because it is vacation. Now we’re home, back to real life (sad), and our very comfortable bed (happy). Thanks for putting up with this photo montage instead of a real post. I’m off to catch up on Warehouse 13.
Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers
1 lb hamburger meat
1/2 cup blue cheese (crumbled)
6 slices of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
3 tbsp steak sauce
Mix together hamburger meat, cheese, (cooked and crumbled) bacon, steak sauce, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Heat your grill. For handfuls of meat into balls, and then use your hands to squish them into patties. Cook on the grill 5-7 minutes, flip, and cook an additional 5-7.