It’s funny (and lovely) that photos help us remember things. Even things that happened just a week ago. I have a fleeting memory and as frustrating as it is, it’s nice to have pictures. As I’m looking through the photos I took while on vacation I’m remembering little things that I saw during our adventures and they bring a smile to my face. So, as I said, I went on vacation last week, and it was so so great! My mom’s side of the family all met up at the Outer Banks in NC. Three families from Charlotte, NC (Gram + Gramps, both of my Uncle’s and their families), one from Oswego, NY (my parents) and us, driving from Camillus, NY to spend a week together at the beach in Nags Head, NC, like we’ve done a handful or more times, since I was a kiddo!
Everywhere you turned in the gardens was another pretty nook worthy of photographing.
We wandered around Roanoke Island after the gardens and ended up in Wanchese, a fisherman village. I had to take some detail shots.
We stopped at Mulligans after our adventures (an adventure including JET SKIING!! Mulligans offered an amazing oceanfront view from their third floor Tiki Bar! Pina Coladas were had, as well as coconut shrimp! So delicious and fresh!
Here’s Tim at Super Wings. This store exists on the island about every mile or so, I swear.
Ok, so. Duck Donuts. Go get some right now. Made to order pick your flavors fresh, hot, delicious donuts… Go NOW! Top row from left to right (Tim’s picks) – plain glazed, peanut butter bacon, chocolate salted caramel peanut. Bottom left row from left to right (my picks) – lemon raspberry, peanut butter bacon, chocolate peanut butter.
Family time, storm, sunrise, etc! My Uncle Bob above, and his son Will about to jump in the pool. See how close we are to the ocean!?
Took a little drive to Bodie Lighthouse! While we didn’t get to go up it because it was the end of the day and tours were full, we did get to go in and look up and walk around the grounds. The sky was stunning and we got some lovely photos and enjoyed our walk!
After dinner beach walk to find the colorful houses all in a row! We caught a lovely sun set, you can see the back of our beach house too. Holy huge. haha.
Such a lovely sunset.
Tim and I decided to adventure on the “coolest” day we had I think it was 79, lol, to the tallest sand dunes on the East Coast at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. It was quite the adventure, and it was free!! Free is always good! I didn’t take my camera out after the walk out there, because I was too busy admiring it and taking it in, so you’ll have to check google images for photos.
Family photo’s after dinner! As you can see some of the bunch got a little silly. That’s my Dad, bottom left. 😛
The early morning sunrises, time with my family on the beach, at the dinner table, games in the evenings, and adventures we all took, made this week a week that I’ll never forget. I am so thankful that we had the time off to be able to make it down to create these memories! I highly recommend an Outer Banks trip to anyone. It’s such a lovely vacation spot. 🙂