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May 3, 2019 - The Outer Banks

I was grateful to have something interesting to do today . Tomorrow I will be driving to Delaware to visit my brother in law after the death of my oldest sister last night. She had courageously battled glioblastoma for many months. A week or so ago she contracted shingles on her face . Morphine was administered for pain all week. She finally succumbed just before midnight on the 2nd. Having experienced the death of a spouse, I know a day was needed for my brother in law and the rest of the family to gather their thoughts and composure. Rest...

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May 9, 2017 - Sealevel to Kill Devil Hills, NC

May 9, 2017 We were out of camp by 9:00 to drive 14 miles to the Cedar Island-Orcacoke Ferry that travels the Pamlico Sound. Lots of folks there at 9:15 for the 10:30 ferry. If you didn’t have a reservation you were out of luck! The cars were parked so tight I could not get out on my side of the rig. We sat inside but many stayed in their cars or hung over the railings. We talked to a Swiss couple who lived in New Hampshire and had a RoadTrek as well. Always fun to swap travel stories and tips. The ferry goes 23 miles in 2 ½ hours, not too...

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Feb 18, 2012 - Nags Head Woods

Yesterday, we did the next hike in the 100 Classic Hikes series - #1 in the book, Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. We left early in the morning and arrived at the preserve at about 11. We took the Center Trail around a couple very green ponds and across a couple bridges then took the Sweetgum Swamp Trail. There was actually a fair bit of elevation gain for so close to the ocean. We came out and followed a power line for a short ways, then back into the forest where the swamps were visible. We took continued straight were the trail...

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Jul 1, 2011 - Debbie went to the Beach

Debbie left July 1 to go with her cousin Connie to Kill Devil Hills, NC where her cousin owns a wonderful beach house. While there they went to the beach, built a rock garden, and went to Sweet Frogs "A brand new Yogurt Place". While we were their Pat and her husband Ted came and stayed about 4 days with us. We really enjoyed their company.

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Oct 13, 2009 - Last few days on the Outer Banks (OBX)

Sunday was not the greatest day in regards to the weather but that didn’t stop us from going out and exploring…. Saturday we went as far south as we could drive and today we headed back north to see what we missed on our way into the Outer Banks….. The drive was awesome… We veered of to the left to find the Bodie Island and the lighthouse that is a part of the National Seashore.. We stopped there first and took pictures of the lighthouse before continuing on our way to the historic Wright Bothers Museum. Oh boy… Were we in for a treat… I...

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Jul 2, 2009 - Week 5! Going home again.

Thursday, July 2: This has been a wonderful day in so many ways! Although we did not ride the bikes, we did check out the waves and the local scenery. I said good bye to the Atlantic Ocean via more dives into the waves. The water was rather brisk in temperature, but brought back so many fond memories of swimming on the Eastern shores with my Dad, my sisters, my family, and my friends. I have no idea when I will swim in this ocean again in this lifetime. I had several chats with my son, Kevin. He is a wonderful man. He borrowed my car while...

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Jul 2, 2009 - "I need a vacation"

Wednesday [7/01] Got up early so we can make the ferry deadlines today. While loading the bikes, we got to talking with Leo, a fellow who is also heading for the same ferry [Cedar Island to Ocracoke Island]. If you miss the 10:30 boat, you must wait until 2:00 PM so we are focused. Well, Leo is leaving his car here and a friend is taking him and his sea kayak to the ferry. He is a fellow adventurer – he will paddle his kayak back to Harkers Island over the next 4-5 days. All his food, water, shelter, etc. fits inside his boat. Barry – this...

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Nov 21, 2007 - Daytrip to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

This morning we are going to North Carolina; we follow Hwy 165 south and cross into North Carolina. Once we leave Virginia Beach, the scenery turns mostly to farming surrounded by forest. Once we cross into North Carolina, the houses seem to be much poorer, most of them being mobile homes. There are a lot of farms, and we can see the Currituck Sound, part of the Atlantic Ocean. This area is called the Outer Coast; as we drive along we notice something unusual. There seem to be a lot of graves close to the road. Upon further inspection, we...

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Nov 21, 2006 - Kitty Hawk, NC

Met Steve & Shelagh at their townhome across from the sand dunes. Arend, Heather, Jimmy, Shane and Maya also joined us for Thanksgiving celebration. Road out a NorthEaster for two days, however, it cleared up nicely for Thanksgiving. Darren drove in from Columbia, SC. We were invited to an illumation of a special tree constructed on the beach by Greg's & Pam's family.

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Oct 6, 2006 - It's Hot! Just The Way We Like It!

We ended up staying 3 nights at the same Virginia Beach State Park that Dave was at with his family 30 years ago. The weather was perfect and the beach a short walk away. At the end of the three days, rainy weather was in the forcast, so we headed south. As the air conditioning blasts cool air on my body, Kayley and her Dad swim, Peter naps, and I have a few moments alone! We are in Rodanthe, North Carolina which is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Last night we parked on a few pieces of sand in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and...

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Jun 26, 2006 - Nags Head and the Outer Banks

Driving to the coast was pretty and very green. There's been a lot of rain recenty and all the corn and tobacco fields and all the many kinds of trees made for a wide variety of the color green. Crossing over to the Outer Banks reminded me a bit like the Florida Keys, but with a lot more and bigger sand dunes.

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