Saturday, May 23, 2009

Views from the Outer Banks

Ahh, vacation is so relaxing! We had a great time at the Outer Banks. I highly recommend the Banks if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place at the beach. Everyone arrived in one piece on Saturday. We visited with folks who weren't going to make it to the beach and then we were off on Sunday. The house we rented was absolutely luxurious! If I could come up with the money, I'd buy it in the heart beat! We had a mix of weather; some chilly days, some rainy and some with beautiful sunshine. We did some exploring and shopping and, of course, being lazy. I did get to stitch, but not as much as I thought. I'll share some stitching pics in the next few days. OK, here's the trip in a nutshell.....

The sunrises that greeted us each morning!

This is the little Honda Fit my Uncle & Aunt drove all the way from LA for this trip. I got to be the chauffeur when we went out shopping. I fell in love with this little car. They got 40 mpg driving it from coast to coast! It a great zippy car!

Currituck Lighthouse; my first time walking to the top of this one.

Wright Brothers Memorial. Now that was a hill to climb!

Cape Hatteras Light - This was probably my 4th visit to this light, but the first time it was open to walk up! Now I can say I walked up the tallest light in America!

We had a nice windy day to fly kites :) Of course its never not windy on the Outer Banks!

My Uncle was able to catch some great time lapsed shots of lightning one night. This was taken about 10:00 pm at night!

And last but not least...........your

Daily Dose of Serenity!

5 comments:

Karen said...

great pics Mel! always love the beach

Amy said...

GORGEOUS! I'm so jealous! Glad you had a good trip. :-)

Carolyn NC said...

I was there a week ago for a wedding in Corolla. Climbed the same lighthouses - aren't they fantastic? Yes, the price tags are pretty steep unfortunately, but it's so lovely there. Glad you had a great vacation!

Jennifer said...

DH's family (and me) vacationed in the OBX for years and always loved it, so that's where DH and I spent our honeymoon (in Buxton). I love the OBX - it's one of my most favorite places on earth.

RuthB said...

Wow, Mel-- it looks so beautiful. Makes me just sigh.

thanks for sharing the serenity!