Vacations, they are what we work for and what we look forward to all year, especially in the North. Now, I normally don’t take extended vacations, so this get away was made extra special. I was able to vacation with Kate and her family in the Outer Banks, NC. Or, as the locals call it, “OBX”. We drove down very early saturday morning and arrived in the OBX around noon and had lunch at Chilli-Peppers where we all met up. After Kate’s and my belly busting lunch, she took me to see Jockey’s Ridge State Park (I would credit the photographer if I had any information on it, but I just linked the NC State park website). We were able to see some people taking hang-glider lessons and tried to climb one of the many tall dunes that are in Jockey’s Ridge. A fun fact about the Ridge, because the Ridge is always changing, it is often referred to as “The Living Dune.” Sadly, the sand was way too hot to climb since we were in our sandals. I was constantly reminded about the dunes as I developed a nice little tank top tan from wearing my shirt out there. Milky white body and lobster red shoulders and neck make for a good look!Laura Gibson – Small Town Parade
After the dunes, which after walking felt like I was in the Sahara Desert, Kate and I headed to Kitty Hawk Kites to pick up a proper kite for my Dad.
Sun, summer, beach, family, food, surf and sand. Just what my soul needed for a little recharge!
Now, I’m going to be changing up my posts a little bit and going to test out how this formatting works. If you feel as though I should go back to my old posting style using bigger photos instead of a Lightbox setup in this post, the feed back would be greatly appreciated!