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Spring is here...what's new and what you need to know

Outstanding weather, blue skies, calm ocean and almost every business is open back up for the 2015 season. There are quite a few events coming up that you may want to go, art, open houses, an earth fair and more. 

And, lots of marathons, if you are the running type. 


We are pretty laid back here on the Outer Banks and we hope, that if you are stressed out when you check in that you will be destressed when you check out. Don't try to make everything " won't happen.

We are OPEN!

It is COLD here today...maybe the coldest day of the winter so far...28 degrees at 11:30 am.  However, the sun is shining and that wind has finally calmed down. We had several days of very high winds and huge waves. Beautiful to look at, and believe it or not, our local surfers were in the water. Die hards, and a little crazy too.  

Off season and A Great Art Show and Time for Oysters

Right now we are closed until February 2nd so we can clean, repair and refurbish. It is really the OFF season...I can drive to work on the beach road and see maybe 5 cars total. But not to worry, there are still lots of choice to eat on the Outer Banks.  One of my favorites, and very close by, is Darrel's 2 in the Nags Head Mall, side shops.

Off island, traffic and Ethiopian food

I had to go to Virginia last week, first time off of the Outer Banks in a long time. I actually took the train from Newport News, VA to Alexandria, VA and it was a great trip. I just cannot drive in all the traffic on interstates anymore. Makes me too nervous.

What's Open This Time of Year?

While this is MY favorite time of the the weather, love the sunsets, love the pace...I do realize that for visitors it may be a little harder to find restaurants open. Never fear, there are choices, good choices, for you.  Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern is open all year long and consistently serves  great food. Seafood, steaks, pastas...and more.

photo from national geopgraphic

The Lost Colonists. Theories...and Guesses

Most people in this country know about the story of the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. This was a small group of people who settled here from England. When the leader of the group, John White,  left to return to England for supplies he did not know he would not be able to return for three long years and that when he did get back, the 117 colonists were nowhere to be found.

November! One of my favorite months on the Outer Banks

Summer is not my favorite season, never has been. Too hot, too humid.  I love fall and winter and especially on the Outer Banks. It does not really get cold here (usually) until January and even then, we rarely get snow and it does not get below 30 degrees to often. Now, October and nice. The weather is just right, warm days and nice nights.  Gorgeous sunsets too.

Jennette's Pier in Nags Head

Jennette's Pier was the first fishing pier built on the Outer Banks.  Warren Jennette Sr and the Jennette Brothers started construction on May 22 of 1939.   The Virginia Dare Construction and Salvage Corporation was hired for the job of sinking pilings and erecting the wooden decking over the ocean.


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