Friday, October 9, 2009

Outer Banks Beach Trip

Ever since we moved to Charlottesville three years ago we've been hearing about how great Outer Banks North Carolina is and every year we've wanted to go check it out but never have. Last week with Toby and Alesha and a huge group of our friends we finally went. I must say it lived up to all the hype. It was beautiful.

One of the greatest parts of all was a the rockin' deal we got on this place. It was so nice fully equipped with a heated pool, hot-tub, game rooms, movie rooms, two kitchens, was awesome. A big thanks to our friends who planned the whole thing and did a great job at making it super affordable.

It is the off season so the beaches were barren, but the water was still surprisingly warm.
We climbed up to the top of a light house by our place and the view was spectacular!

Here's the view from the light house. You can see our beach house in this shot.It was Lincoln's first time to the beach and I think he liked it.

One day we went to Kitty Hawk and visited the Wright Brothers Monument. For those of you like me who need a little brushing up on there US History and don't remember who the Wright Brothers are, they were the first people to successfully invent and fly an airplane and Kitty Hawk is were it happened. It was actually really cool. They had little markers exactly where the first plane took off and landed and a nice visitors center with a massive replica of that initial plane. We also listened to a very passionate tour guide explain all about the details how that flight came to be. It was very educational.

Lincoln Flying in front of the replica.
Later that day we hiked up the tallest Sand dunes on the East Coast. Some how they look flat in these pictures, but they were actually really tall. It was cool. There were lots of people flying kites and the weather was really beautiful.

Toby and Alesha treated us to this super swanky restaurant right on the beach for dinner. It was pretty awesome.It was a great way to end the summer.


The Harrisons said...

How fun!! I love Outer Banks! I'm glad you guys got to do that before you leave.

Jared and Jess said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I wish we were still around to come with. :)

Ali Snow said...

I like your shirt in the Kitty Hill pictures :)

We should go there for a family reunion sometime. That place looks so nice! And if I read it right, $1200-1500 for a week in off season? Incrediable! I paid over $5,000 for where I took Jonathan's family this summer and it was not this nice at all.

Wein said...

That's so cool that you went in a lighthouse, I've always wanted to do that. And the swanktified restaurant looks great too, you've got good in-laws :)

DC Diva said...

NICE place! Love when stuff like that is so amazing. Looks like so much fun. Cute baby on the beach!

I can't WAIT to see Lincoln. Is it Wednesday yet? I'm going to love your b-day. :)

Krainich Family said...

First Off, what were you doing standing in front of my house in the first picture? Second of all, HOW THE CRAP DO YOU LOOK SO FAB right after having a baby? You are amazing. I love you!