WEEKEND GETAWAY TO NAGS HEAD

August 12 - 14

 

AHHHHHHHHHH!

 

For most of us, but especially those who grew up on the coast, a trip to the shore is balm to the soul! Bob got us a hotel room on the beach for some much needed rest and relaxation and enjoy a couple of nights of music on Nags Head.

 

HAPPY CAMPERS

Bob and Camille visiting Garth, Amy, Haruka and Jason at their campsite.

Our cute little tent doubles as a spare bedroom at home when necessary. 

Cookie cub photographer lines up the group shot.

 

THE ATLANTIC

 

She's just as beautiful as ever - all sand, foam and salt water.  The gazebo was a nice place to sit and wait for the rest of the group to catch up before we walked down to the beach and jumped into the waves.  When the full moon came up, it rose directly over the gazebo.

 

SAND FENCE

 

Sand fence keeps the sand from drifting too wildly and doubles as a place to hang your sunglasses and perhaps leave them behind.  It would be great if we had sand fences inside our brains to keep the thoughts from drifting too wild.

 

SAFETY FIRST

 

Lifeguard stands remind Camille of her Summer childhood spent on the beach.  We were surprised to see grackles hanging out on the beach.  There must have been enough spilled chips and cheetos to keep them interested.  This algae smothered fence also caught our eye.  It is emblazoned with the warning "Danger Deep Hole Stay Clear."  Funny thing to see on a beach!

 

SHORE SCENES

 

A vacant lifeguard stand with seagulls, chairs and beach umbrellas looking out to sea and soaring pelicans in mostly groups of even numbers.
Yep - that's what we saw!

 

PACKING IT UP

 

Bob packs like no one else.  And then we drove west across the scary bridge towards home.

 

OUTER BANKS BREWING STATION

The real reason we came - to see Keller Williams play two nights in this cool brewery.  We snapped this picture on our way out of town.

 

 

JOCKEYS RIDGE SAND DUNE

We stopped at Jockey's Ridge State Park on our way home to look at the tallest active sand dune system in the eastern United States

 

A LITTLE EXERCISE

 

There's nothing like a walk uphill in sand to tone up those calf muscles!  We took a little hike to gaze upon the enormous sand dune above.

 

GROUNDED

 

Haruka lost her feet in the sand.  We were all so relaxed after our two day getaway, we didn't want to leave!

 

HOLY COW!

 

This is udderly ridiculous!

 

TOBACCO

This was the best shot we got of a tobacco field as we buzzed by on the highway.  Tobacco leaves are beautiful - very large and a nice bright yellowish green color.

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