So you're looking for a romantic getaway on the Outer Banks? The First Colony Inn can help! Here is a great little recipe for a romantic evening for you and your special someone while staying at the inn.
Not too long ago I posted a photo of the top of the "buried castle" under Jockey's Ridge. The turrets are part of the castle that is part of the putt putt course that has long been hidden under lots and lots of sand.
I think one of the best things from visitors here on the Outer Banks is how nice they think most people who live here are. From shopkeepers to wait staff to doctors and medical professionals, surfers, fishermen and other locals. Well, we, all of us, should be nice and kind and polite and considerate to each other. Always, or most of the time anyway.
Since we have a big holiday weekend coming up, and the annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach is coming up...and the unofficial start of the season on the OBX is not far away, it is a great time for a reminder...Don't Drink and Drive! There are many taxis here on the beach who will pick you up and take you to your destination safely...and then back home again...safe and sound.
Many people think of seafood...good, fresh, local seafood, when they think of the Outer Banks. And, thankfully, we have many wonderful restaurants and seafood markets where they can get their fill. However, we also have many vegetarians and vegans who visit, and for them, the choices are not as many, but there are choices.
The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will open on Friday, March 4, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m.in the Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The exhibit will run March 5-19. (Monday -Friday- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (exhibit closed Sundays). Both events are free and open to the public.
Valentines Day falls on a Sunday this year, February 14. We are reopening on the 9th and have a special offer for that weekend: Stay one night over Valentines weekend and get a bottle of Bubbly. Stay two or more nights and you will get our Honeymoon Package: 6 roses, a small box of Godiva chocolate and a bottle of sparkling wine. Valentines weekend is February 12-15.
According to a recent poll (not scientific) on one website most people either do not take enough vacations or worse, never take one. When we do take vacations we are often still "plugged in" via our cell phones, I-pads and lap top computers. So, we are really not "away" from work at all. Just like your weekends, vacations are a time to relax, restore and recharge.
Having lived on the Outer Banks since 1972 I have seen a lot of businesses come and go, expand, move their location, etc. So, every now and then I like to play the game "Do you remember when...?" Read More Mulligans Restaurant is now located between the roads near Jockey's Ridge, around MilePost 13 in Nags Head. Great food, (shrimp and grits and burgers!) and good service.