Nick ended up having to work on his day off on Saturday morning but he got off by 9:30am. So we were on the road a decent time. We were able to meet up with his roommate from the Naval Academy, Seamus and his girlfriend Alex. We had lunch and dinner with them, walked around Broadway at the Beach, shopped a little, and went out drinking.
We ended up being pretty lame and going back by 11:30pm (it's sad when you keep checking the clock and realizing you just can't party like you used to- especially when I had to keep ordering Irish Coffees to stay awake).
Seamus and Alex turned in early but Nick and I stayed up drinking champagne and Yuengling in the hotel room and watching really lame movies for a few hours. We had some pretty good talks. :)
Sunday we had an awesome huge breakfast with Seamus and Alex at this random little place called the Golden Egg, then Nick and I went back to Broadway at the Beach and did lots of cheesy coupley stuff.
We went to the Aquarium there (and got like a 75% off active military discount!), shopped, made a Naval Officer Build a Bear (he finally got the hint), and Coldstone Creamery before heading back to Charleston. It was an awesome weekend. It was so nice to get to spend some time with him after the previous week with only seeing him a half hour at a time most nights. It was also really nice to see some friends before we move super far away. Seamus is stationed in Wilmington, NC (Marine) with his girlfriend Alex for the next few years, so Myrtle Beach made a nice halfway point.
This weekend is supposed to be Nick's scheduled 4 day weekend off. Since it's basically the last regular week of work though (he has his graduation next week from this program) he only gets a 3 day weekend and has to be back in on Monday next week. It times out really well though because Blink182 (Nick's fave band) is playing the Verizon theater in Virginia on Friday. One of Nick's other really good friends Mark is stationed in VA so we're going to stay with him and go to the concert on Friday and hang out on Wednesday. Mark is hilarious. The guy seriously cracks me up every time we hang out with him. His girlfriend Kim is going to be there this weekend too. Basically, our little Naval Academy gang back in MD was me and Nick, Melissa and Jared (who now live in Pearl Harbor who we hope to be living nearby), Seamus and Alex (who we got to see this past weekend and who are in NC), Mark and Kim (who we get to see this upcoming weekend!) and Lou and Meghan (Lou is stationed in Hawaii also). So it's nice to get together with the rest of the gang who isn't already in HI before we move. :)
This weekend will be a lot of fun. So now Nick just needs to do well on his big oral test tomorrow and we might even be able to leave earlier on Thursday. He's a little stressed about it- apparently it's like 2-3 hours of a few of the instructors quizzing you on various stuff pertaining to running a sub. I definitely don't envy him but I think he'll be fine.
I'm looking forward to the weekend. It'll be a nice break...again. :)