Friday, July 9, 2010

Camping the Outer Banks

For our final weekend with all of us together we went to the Outer Banks to camp on Ocracoke Island. What a wonderful little island! Little did we know that the weekend we chose to go was the Ocrafolk festival. This was a great time! We listen to some wonderful music. I think my favorite was Trent Wagler and the Steel Wheels. I would have been happy with a picnic lunch and sitting there all weekend long. Of course the children were not as fond of the music as me.

When we left the house it was pouring down rain. We left town and a few miles down the road the sun peaked through, the clouds began to part while the blue sky emerged. The remaining of the weekend was beautiful weather.

To get to Ocracoke Island you must take a ferry. The ride was an interesting one to say the least. There were many different kinds of people aboard the ferry. there was this one guy who seemed to march (or dance as it seemed to be) to the beat of the same drum as Tyra. What fun they had dancing to the music in their heads!

We spent time on the beach, cooked out, Jt and Lexi rented a jeep to take on the sand dunes, we rode out to the far sight of the island to see the horses, and we hiked. While on the island there are many sites to see. There is a light house, beaches, historic homes, nature trails,such interesting ocean life (it was fun to unwind and chase the crabs with Lexi), and many wonderful wild birds. There of course are more stores then you could see in a day. We ate ice cream and johnny enjoyed his first ice cream cone. There are bikes and golf carts everywhere. It was almost like stepping into a place where life slows down for a bit.

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