Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Outer Banks: Ocracoke Island

After DC we stayed in Richmond, VA with friends for a few days. We had a blast with our friends! We played a lot of poker (Ahem....Not to brag but, I totally won!), ate good food, and our kids loved having playmates. On the way to the outer banks we stopped by to see Dawn (from Olabelhe) and her family! We are planning a longer visit for next time because our kids hit it off. :)

Oh my goodness! This place is beautiful!!! Everything here is locally owned, there are no big hotels or chain stores, just beach, sweet little B&B's and bike paths. We took a ferry over to the island and the kids were just as excited about that as they were the beach. The ferry is free and runs every hour on the hour. There is a little wifi hot spot here at a little general store and they sell bite sized apple pies ( they are so good!) so we call it apple pie and wifi. The kids can FaceTime friends and family from back home when we come here. They are talking to their cousin Charlie right now. :)

My kids are keeping travel journals and when I get back home I'm going to do a big post with a day by day account of this trip, we really are having the time of our lives. I'm so grateful for the chance to do is!! 

The last few days have been so relaxed and fun. One day we rode our bikes to town (a short 3 mile ride) and poked around. One day it rained so we just hung out and played cards all day in the airstream. Today my kids have been on the beach most of the day. 

We only have 6 days left before we get back home, I can't believe it! Our next stop is the Great Smokey Mountains and then home. I'll check back in soon friends! xo, Sam