Monday, September 22, 2008

Outer Banks I

Kevin asked me what I thought about our vacation to the Outer Banks, where we got a beach house on Hatteras Island for a week. I told him “restorative.” There is just something about salty ocean breezes that rejuvenates you and makes you whole again. It has been a really tough past two years for our family. Now that the whole going-back-to-school-with-kids trial is over, our vacation was just what we needed to renew ourselves.

Our beach house.

View from the wrap-around deck.

Kevin and the girls walk over the sand dune to get to the beach.

Inside the house—there were panoramic views of the ocean from all the windows (four of them were sliding glass doors onto the deck). You could also see the “sound side” of the Outer Banks from the kitchen window.

I think our absolute favorite “activity” (or maybe it was a “non-activity”) was sitting on our deck and enjoying the sunshine and the ocean breezes. There is nothing more relaxing than that.


Rachelle said...

I'm glad you could get away. We find travel restorative. Even if it is just a break in the routine, we love it.

Angel said...

The Outer Banks is my family's favorite place to vacation. Dan and I get to join them about every other year. It is truly the best place to relax!

Alaina said...

Looks awesome! I'm SO glad you had a good time and found it rejuvenating! What a great celebration of the end of a difficult two years!

Heather L. said...

Welcome back! I'm so glad you all had a good time! The pictures are beautiful and I can just imagine how wonderful it was to be on the water with such beauty around you. How could you not have a good time!! Yeah--Ocracoke -- that's the name of the island I was trying to remember that we visited too. Now I want to go to the ocean for a vacation. :)

Jo Mama said...

Has Kevin been working out?