Saturday, September 7, 2013

Outer Banks Vacation

I love the state of North Carolina.  It has mountains where I can ski and the beach where DeWayne can fish. And the best basketball around!  What more could a southern girl want?? (Ok the football isn't great, but I can't have it all). I lived in Wake Forest, NC for several years growing up and just fell hard for the state. DeWayne has been to the mountains several times with me and to watch Carolina basketball, but we had not been to what would probably be his favorite part of the state: the beach. 

We decided after Jackson's birth we really needed to get away and just enjoy time together. We left the Wednesday night before Labor Day after I got off teaching at 8pm and headed north. We made it to about Savannah that night which left us with almost 10 hours for Thursday.

We drove through some really beautiful farm land and finally made it to the Outer Banks where we stayed in Hatteras. It is so beautiful and peaceful. We stayed on the beach and were able to spend time laying out and fishing. We had an excellent dinner on Thursday complete with a beach drink overlooking the sunset.  DeWayne loves to golf, so we went to Nags Head on Friday for him to golf. It was probably the most beautiful course I have ever seen.  Afterwards we ate some really good eastern North Carolina BBQ (another reason I love the state!).  Saturday was spent on the beach and watching the Gator football game. Sunday we drove to Greenville, NC to visit friends and to check out ECU. We loved the town and are very open to moving to this area if the opportunity arises. 

On our way home we were able to see my sister dinner which was a great way to finish the trip. It was a lot of driving, but that turned out to be a blessing. We were able to spend time just the two of in the car talking and enjoying the quiet.  Here are a few pictures from our trip. 

The sound by the golf course.

Another one of the sound.

Dinner view the first night

DeWayne throwing the casting net, while I lay out and watch the pole
I realized when we got back that we never took pictures of us on the trip!  DeWayne hates to take pictures so it can be a challenge to get any of us. 


1 comment:

  1. So glad you got a trip away!!! Hope it was peaceful and restful!