One good thing about the Outer Banks? It was the beach--we were within walking distance and the sand/surf was perfection. Also, our house that we rented was big enough so that no one truly drove each other nuts...almost, lol. Behind the house was the best ever tikki bar with ceiling fans to keep you cool.
And did I mention it had a hot tub? You'd think that it being summer who would care for a hot tub--but the first couple of days I was still having issues with my neck and the heat was a blessing to my sore muscles.
The bad thing about the Outer Banks? The TRAFFIC SUCKS ASS!
I grew up near a beach - Topsail Island - that is not hugely populated with tourists. And I loathe crowds. To be fair, it was the Fourth of July, but man--the last 8 miles of our harried 8.5 hour drive there took us freakin 45 minutes. Must I tell you what's it's like being shut in a car with 2 kids who are ready to burst and have been fighting off and on? My nerves were raw and I seriously needed a drink or four.
So, here's some pics to show you guys that I do have a life outside of books - although sometimes I wish I could just immerse myself into a good story for days and not surface.
|Me and my kids coming in after being 900 ft up|
|Back View of House- The Tikki Bar|
|My beautiful niece and me|