Summertime and the livin' is easy, the fish are jumpin' and the dune grass is high…..
Boy, do I love Summertime. I work at least a million hours a week, traffic is horrendous, and I can't walk my dogs until at least 9 pm or they would suffer heat stroke. That being said, there is nothing like watching your child get up on a surfboard for the first time. There is no comparison to being on your paddle board playing with the dolphins and watching a perfect, synchronized line of pelicans swoop low, low, low looking for fish. The glowing crimson and rust sunset from the top of Jockey's Ridge, the twinkle of bioluminescence while dragging your feet along the shoreline at night, our smiling guests who come rambling in for a cool glass of wine and to share the company of others~ well, these things make the "hardships" of summertime worth every minute. Those of us who work and live full time in the Outer Banks can sometimes, most often in the very hectic summer months, lose sight of the fact that we wouldn't be able to live here if it weren't for you. This Innkeeper would like to express her gratitude for every single guest who walks through our doors at the First Colony Inn. The regulars, who we know and love like family. The newcomers, who express such an earnest interest in our area and what it has to offer. Our newlyweds, who graciously allow us to be part of what is surely one of the biggest days of their lives. Even the "out of sorts" guests, who remind us to practice our graciousness and understanding. I think I speak for the whole staff when I say THANK YOU!!!! Without you we wouldn't be here~ and right this very minute, I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be.