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Oct 18, 2015 - Northern End of Outer Banks

On to the northern end of the Outer Banks, about 2 hours away. I needed to be at the Wild Horses Adventure Center at noon for a 2 hour jeep ride over the dunes to see the remaining herd of thoroughbred Spanish Mustangs. Since I left a bit early, I stopped at the Bodie Island Lighthouse (the oldest working light house here) and a visitor center to make sure I can park my rig on Roanoke Island to see the attractions there. I will be leaving via that route, so I am saving that island for Tuesday. Today is cool and windy so the horses might be...

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Aug 4, 2013 - Hiking in Corolla

Sunday morning, we went for breakfast at First Light in TimBuckII. The skies were mostly overcast, but the rain had stopped. When we got back to the beach house, Sandy went out to the beach and I took a hike around Corolla. First, I headed up NC-12 to Currituck Banks Reserve, a North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve. Before I came, I applied a copious amount of bug spray, but surprisingly, the insects weren't bad at all here. Being a swampy maritime forest, I had thought the mosquitoes would be terrible, but...

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Aug 3, 2013 - Outer Banks Traffic

This past weekend, we had a whirlwind trip to Corolla in the Outer Banks. It was totally unexpected to me, so no time to prepare. Sandy called me at work at about 230 on Friday afternoon and asked if I wanted to go out to her parents' beach house for the weekend. And who can resist a weekend at the beach? We left Saturday morning, but unfortunately, things took longer than expected and we didn't get on the road until almost 11. It normally takes about 4 hours to get there, so we expected to arrive around 3. Everything was going smoothly...

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Oct 23, 2012 - Day Eighteen Williamsburg, VA to Corolla, North Carolina

Departed this am at 9:40 under sunny skies and temp 68. High today of 76 on Chincoteague Island. Decided not to do Colonial Williamsburg (how many cannons and wooden spoons can one see) and to make the long round trip drive to see the ponies on Chincoteague Island and cross The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) and come back to The Outer Banks. The CBBT is a wonder. 17 miles across the Chesapeake and 2 miles underwater. Bling freaked. Did it twice. Arrived on Chincoteague at 2:30 and actually saw the ponies which we understand is a rare...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

May 27, 2012 - House at Corolla, NC

On Saturday, May 26, John and I drove the Roadtrek to Corolla, NC, to our son's house. Later in the day, Etta and Gary arrived with daughter, Kayli, and her friend, Palmer. We not only celebrated Memorial Day, but also Gary's 50th birthday. We made a shopping trip to Duck, enjoyed the beach at Corolla, and celebrated Gary's birthday.

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Blessed To Travel

Dec 23, 2011 - Travel to Corolla, NC

This was a travel day for us and our daughters and their families. We all headed east at different times on Hwy. 64 to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Once we got on NC Hwy. 12, it was another 20 miles north to Corolla. We arrived first, Gary, Etta, Kyle, and Kayli arrived next. Loraine, Mike, Jeremy, and Sierra were last. John Jr., Robin, Matt, and Kristi had come on Thursday. They brought their dogs, Ellie and Sasha, and their parrot, Bella, with them. It was a beautiful day for travel and we all made it in a timely manner. Chinese...

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Mar 29, 2011 - Duck/Corolla, NC

We awoke to a cold, frosty morning. Fortunately, the sun was shining, although the temperature never rose above the upper 40s all day. We decided that today would be a good time to ride to the Outer Banks, since the weather forecast is for rain all day tomorrow. Danny and Sandi joined us for the ride. We first visited the Currituck Lighthouse in Corolla, but were disappointed to find that it was still closed for the season. Spring flowers are blooming and trees are putting out new leaves. Spring temperatures will get here soon. Then we...

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Nov 29, 2010 - Arrived at Corolla on the Outer Banks, NC

Yesterday we had a short ride to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We are spending a couple of days here in a town on the north end of the Outer Banks called Corolla. We had another good day (weather wise) to travel. We have an Ocean Front room and this Motel is really isolated. Nothing around the Motel except a Restaurant that is closed for the season. We are a couple of miles south of Corolla and to get to Duck you drive about 10 miles south. Yesterday afternoon, Kathy took a walk on the beach while I watched football. Upon returning a...

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Wagons Westward Ho

Jul 5, 2008 - July 5th And July 6th

JULY 5TH BY 6PM WE WERE ALL HERE AT THE BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN COROLLA. WHAT A PLACE NOW WE KNOW HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES. THE HOUSE IS SO BIG 22 PEOPLE HERE AND IT IS NOT EVEN CROWDED. WE ALL HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM. THERE ARE THREE FLOORS WITH 10 BEDROOMS, THREE REFRIGERATORS A 18 BY 36 POOL WITH HOT TUB AND THE BEACH IS ONLY TWO BLOCKS FROM THE HOUSE. AND IT IS FOR SALE. ALSO I FORGOT IT HAS AN ELEVATOR. ANYWAY TONIGHT WAS OUR NIGHT SO WE ORDERED PIZZA, EIGHT LARGE AND WE ATE ALL BUT THREE PIECES. THEN WE ALL TOOK A WALK ON THE BEACH. THE KIDS...

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May 17, 2008 - End of the road

A journey up the road to Currituck Beach Lighthouse - Saturday, May 17 It was windy all night and we woke to high winds again this morning. Our plan is to drive north again today, all the way to the end of the road. That will take us past Kitty Hawk and 45 miles to Corolla, the northernmost town on the Outer Banks. It will also take us to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the last of the five Outer Banks lighthouses and the only one we haven’t seen yet. At Nags Head we passed the turn off to Roanoke Island. Highway 12 ends here and the main...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Oct 12, 2007 - Corolla Light, NC (outer banks)

We woke to another glorious day - a bit cooler, cloudless and windy. And I took another COLD shower (well, really l could only stand it long enough to get my hair washed). I was really looking forward to leaving this campground so I could take a full, hot, shower again (I would even settle for a dirty shower at this point as long as it was hot). Well, we couldn't come to the Outer Banks without going to the Wright Brother Museum in Kill Devil Hills, NC (yes, it is not called Kitty Hawk, although, at the time the Wright Brothers were here it...

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Sep 25, 2007 - Outer Banks

Setting off we had a nose around Edenton, viewed the main street and the a lighthouse they are restoring on the shore line. Then we ambled on towards the coast on the US 64 over several long bridges, past the bear warnings and across the Alligator River and including Roanoke Island to the Outer Banks. We paused for lunch at Dirty Dicks Crab House (now, folks, be very careful if you start looking for this on the internettieweb.... dirtydickscrabs.com is the correct url!!) where they're famous.... ...for their crabs, of course!!! A steady...

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