Arrival at the Outer Banks!

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Walkway to the beach near our B&B

Jesse and I drove the (almost 6-hr) route to get here - we ended up taking 40 to 64 to NC12.  It was off and on rain all day today - poop!  We were hoping for beautiful weather this weekend!  Hopefully tomorrow will be better...

Anyway, we got to our B&B and met the owner, Cathy, who is an ADORABLE grandma-type lady - I loved her immediately!  We also met her two giant cats and her bird.  Our room wasn't ready yet, so we headed to the nearby beach to check it out, took a rather short walk, and spent a little time on the sundeck at the B&B although it was not sunny by any means, but at least it wasn't raining!  When we got tired of sitting, we drove back a little ways to a Dairy Queen we had seen on the road and stuffed ourselves with ice cream!

Our room was called Charlie (all the rooms are ironically named after hurricanes), and it was beautiful with a king-sized bed.

The beach near our B&B - lots of people because we were right next to the Holiday Inn or whatever-it-was... :)
  Jesse could hardly believe how big it was!  Haha... we spent some time joking that even if we got a bed that big it would be useless since I snuggle up close to him and the cat snuggles up to me on my other side - we'd use only about a third of the bed!  :)

We ended up taking a nap and waking up at almost 8pm!  I hurried over to the restaurant next door for a to-go order of salad, lobster bisque and hushpuppies and we ate them in our room - all delicious! 

Tomorrow we'll check out the Hatteras lighthouse and take the ferry to Ocracoke for half a day or so!

marksreynolds says:
My wife and I (and our cat) are the same. We could be fine on a double size bed ;)
We do love it there, but it's been a few years since we've been to the Outer Banks. Need to go back soon!:)
Posted on: Jul 19, 2009
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Walkway to the beach near our B&B
Walkway to the beach near our B&B
The beach near our B&B - lots of p…
The beach near our B&B - lots of …
Jesse!
Jesse!
The walk back to our B&B from the …
The walk back to our B&B from the…
View from my chair on the sun deck…
View from my chair on the sun dec…
Me on our sundeck - not very sunny!
Me on our sundeck - not very sunny!
Our bed and breakfast!  Adorable!
Our bed and breakfast! Adorable!
Typical street in Buxton
Typical street in Buxton
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