Outer Banks 2011

26 Apr
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Outer Banks 2011, a set on Flickr.

Accomplishment: This weekend I went to the Outer Banks in Corolla, NC; better known as OBX. A group of us generally go once a year either over Easter weekend or Columbus Day weekend. This year we were lucky Easter was so late because it was HOT. Legend has it, it’s supposed to take 5 1/2 hours to get down there, but with DC traffic I’ve never made it under 7 to 8 hours. I left at 5pm on Thursday and didn’t get in until midnight. I also managed to get pulled over in Duck, NC…about 10 minutes from Katey’s house at 11:40pm. The cop actually pulled a U-turn just to pull me over. I think he was hoping I was drinking and driving, but sadly I was sober and blasting through the “town” at 45mph. I had no clue there was a strict 25mph speed limit. Opps. Lucky for me, he let me off with a warning. I think he felt sorry for me because I had been driving since 5pm that night.

The house we stayed at is my friend Katey’s. Sadly, her parents sold it this month, so this was the last trip we could take advantage of her amazing place. We had about 20 people staying there this year (the house actually sleeps that many). It’s quite a scene when you arrive. There is not too much to do in Corolla. I ran on the beach everyday. You can also drive on the beaches there, so we took Cary’s Jeep Wrangler on the beach to go find wild horses. I actually saw a little baby colt this year! There is also a couple golf courses and tennis courts, but I had to forgo those this year. The night life is exciting/interesting. Always an experience. Generally we go out at least one night to sing karaoke and converse with the lovely “townies” of Corolla. 

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