Thursday, June 4, 2009

Outer Banks 2009

We made our regular May Outer Banks trip with the girls. On Friday drove to Manteo for lunch and then went to the beach. Both Hannah and Emma had a great time on the beach. We stayed at our regular campground. On Saturday morning DH went kayak surfing while I rode my bike. The cycling options are limited. You can go north on NC 12 or south on NC 12. It was extremely windy that weekend and I had the pleasure of riding into a 20+ mph wind for the first part of my ride. The good news is the tailwind on the way back. The wind was not quite as bad on Sunday.

On Saturday afternoon went to Ocracoke. This involved a 40 minute ferry ride from Hatteras to Ocracoke. The Girls usually love the ferry but on the way there, it was so windy they were not comfortable. On the return trip, however, Emma adopted a girl and trained her to pet her the entire way back. Yes, 40 minutes of undivided attention. Emma was very pleased.

While on Ocracoke we saw a shop called Ride the Wind. Since I know someone with a blog called Ride the Wind so I took some pictures. We walked around the village and stopped at a neat coffee shop and did a little shopping (a very little, we had the Girls with us after all!)

Since we went south on Saturday we headed north on Sunday. Our main destination was the Corolla Lighthouse and a picnic at the Whalehead Club there.

As always, we had a great time. I look forward to my next trip to the Outer Banks. It's a very special place.


  1. Such lucky doggies! And so beautiful. (The dogs AND the scenery!)

  2. Wow! This looks like a great vacation!