North Carolina the Outer Banks

How did I get to North Carolina I asked myself?  I left Pennsyvania and drove through Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.  On the way back from North Carolina through Virginia, then Maryland, over long stretches of bridges and tunnels into Delaware, on to New Jersey and the George Washington bridge to NYC.  Wow!  What a trip.  The Outer Banks is a beautiful wild place.  It was a fun week.

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Driving to Cape Hatteras I stopped at Kill Devil Hill to see the site that the Wright Brothers launched their first flight.

Another stop at The Bodie Lighthouse.

Arriving at Cape Hatteras and the house my daughter-in-law, son, 3 grandchildren, her parents, her niece, her brother and his child were staying in this week.  A swimming pool was right beside the house.  It was perfect for a week of great times.

 

I forgot to take a picture of the large seasoned shrimp as I couldn’t wait to bite into it.  Grits and pulled pork for lunch at Grill and Grits.  Soft vanilla ice cream swirled with fresh peaches!  Breakfast was made every morning by my son.  Life was good.

 

Driving through the sand in the 4 wheel SUV that my daughter-in-law and son rented we have fun on the beach.  Rip tides, rough surf, sand castles, fishing, painting on the beach, boogie boards, sand crabs and shells make us all happy.

We take the ferry to Ocracoke Island.  My grandson draws the ferry while crossing the inlet.

 

Painting on the ferry.

We cross the channel to the new Shelly Island Beach at low tide and hear about it the next day on National News ABC.  They warn people not to visit the island as they have had a lot of rescues.  We time it just right and get back with loads of awesome shells.

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We found so many shells with Hermit Crabs living in them.  It was nice wading through the water on the bay site hunting for shells, fishing, playing with the hermit crab, painting and watching the ferries crossing.

It was a wonderful time!

11 responses to “North Carolina the Outer Banks

  1. Happy days are here again. Remember Roy Rogers and Dale Evans the song…your week reminds me of the week I spent in Tybee Island Georgia on a road scholar. happy summer . betty

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  2. Loved our new blog!!! Can’t imagine all the miles you are putting on Vanna!! Sounds like great fun. Carol, would you send me the date of Lois Lutz’s birthday? Hoping to see Diane and Colin on Sunday at Metzgars’ if they are not too tired. Keep safe–love, Bev

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  3. I always love reading about your adventures Carol, I love the art work your grandchildren are great artists. Keep blogging. I enjoyed the beach adventure with you, great time with a great friend and fantastic food.

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  4. Sounds like a fantastic week of fun and good food! Jacob’s paintings are really good. Hope that you have a great time in Maine!

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  5. I really enjoy seeing grandson’s work. His grandmother taught him well.
    Looks like a most fun week. Much excitement and obviously good chow.

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