Saturday, March 19, 2016

the outer banks

we drove out to the outer banks for spring break this past week and stayed in a home (on stilts!) that we rented with our friends. it was beautiful and peaceful and so much fun.




^^ obviously asher was taking the photo here... or napping.

^^ the drive across the sound out to where we stayed in nags head. the outer banks themselves are one long string of peninsulas/barrier islands. it's amazing that the thickness of the islands, from the sound to the ocean shore, is sometimes not even a mile.




^^ the water was CRAZY cold.

^^ duck donuts. simon was an especial fan of the cinnamon sugar ones (as pictured here, stuffed in one cheek).

^^ bodie island lighthouse



^^ the usual cheerio-ed mouth

^^ jeanette's pier

^^ asher got his first taste of beach sand on this trip.



^^ love the pictures they chose for this. 

^^ as the nc license plates state, "first in flight," and here's where it happened.

^^ oh, the kites!

^^ dunes on dunes on dunes





^^ hiking at the ecological preserve

^^ the green lagoon!



Friday, March 4, 2016