21 May 2010

Ocracoke... A vacation filled with history, legends AND fun

Yes, I know.. this isn't the first time I've said it... it won't be the last. But, I really am amazed at how much HASN'T changed on the Outer Banks, and Ocracoke in particular!

As former New Englanders, my husband and I have often made the pilgrimage from the mountains of Vermont to the beaches of Ocracoke. We've driven through New York City, New Jersey, through Delaware and finally over/through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Each step of the way, slowly relaxing, until we finally reach the Outer Banks.

The drive down the narrow barrier islands - taking in the sights of Kitty Hawk, Jockey's Ridge, and Hatteras leads to a place that's filled with history, charm and fun. Off the beaten path, even in the 21st century, not a whole lot has changed since this article was written (and the photos taken), 38 years ago...

Plain Dealer, 6/4/1972
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In just a few short weeks, I'll be able to dip my toes in the Ocracoke sand and surf - and hopefully think of all the things that just haven't changed a bit!

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