Sunday, June 28, 2009

A little tour of the Outer Banks

Here are some pictures of our trip to the Outer Banks in April. We only got to go for an overnight stay since we had so many projects to do around our house but it was fun to get a little break. The weather was in the 60's and low 70's which was nice and it was a perfect time to go because it wasn't too busy.

We had stopped at the Currituck Lighthouse in Corolla, NC. It was a beautiful day. Corolla is such a pretty area. I told my husband we will definitely have to go back there.

If you are ever out visiting the Outer Banks you must stop at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg. Girls it is unbelievable. I know this picture looks like it is small but it is huge inside. There is a Cotton Gin in Corolla and Nags Head but this is the big store. I will say plan for several hours. This is not a quick stop. You need time in here. I would suggest dropping off the kids and the husband somewhere else and do this one with the girls or alone. They have such cute and unique gift items it is great.

Another stop was the Waterfront Shops located on Currituck Sound in Duck, NC. They have a Lilly store called "Life's a Beach." Need I say more.

This is in front of the Lilly store.

Check out the cute Adirondack chair with martini glasses. Love it! I had to have a picture.

Gorgeous day in Kitty Hawk.

We made a stop at the Wright Brothers Museum in Kill Devil Hills (I know what a strange name for a town). This was a small museum but very fascinating. Good educational spot for kids.

There are markers outside that show the attempts at flight that Orville and Wilbur made.

My day as an astronaut (ha-ha)

Orville and Wilbur Wright.

There are replica's inside the museum of the planes they built.

The first day we got to the Outer Banks hubs brought a kite to fly on the beach. It was overcast but the wind was perfect for flying kites.

This is the Bodie Island Lighthouse

Me doing one of my favorite things which is looking for shells. It was a bit cool and super windy but that didn't stop me.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. The Outer Banks is a fun vacation spot if you ever get the chance to go. Oh for all you scrapbooker's there is a store in Nags Head called Beach Memories where you can get all your beach/Outer Banks supplies. I found the cutest things.


Preppy Sue said...

Looks like a great trip! I love the Outer Banks, haven't been in years though.

The Cape House said...

The beach photos are beautiful. I love your pink sweater in the first photo!