Wednesday, July 30, 2014

OBX or Bust

So, for our beach trip this year we headed to the Outer Banks instead of further south.  I hadn't been out there since 1998.  With 64 being completed, it's a lot shorter trip than I remember, so we definitely won't wait another 16 years to go back.  Since we were only there for 3 nights, we stayed at the Nags Head Inn instead of a cottage or condo rental.  We had a nice oceanfront room and an excellent view of the super moon.

On our way into town we stopped at Jockey's Ridge.  It was pretty warm, and the wind was whipping through the dunes, so the girls didn't want to stay out long.  We'd brought a kite, but they were just pretty uncomfortable, so we packed it up and headed over to the Wright Brothers Memorial.

Madeleine had been reading up on the Wright Brothers and was really enthusiastic about the memorial and the visitors center.  She wanted another book from the gift shop and read it throughout the trip.  She even put together a report when we got back home.

On Friday afternoon, we took a trip out past Corolla to see the Wild Horses.  We booked through Wild Horse Adventure tours.  The Hummer was pretty comfortable, and I only got woozy when we were back in some of the rough dunes.  We saw about 10 horses total, most of them back by the houses.

Saturday we spent most of the day at the beach.  The girls discovered Boogie boarding and invented a new frisbee game they call "Swashbuckler."

For dining out, our best bets were Mako Mike's and the Outer Banks Brewing Station.   You can't beat it when they have a playground out back for the kids while you're waiting for a table.

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