A July 2000 trip
to Outer Banks by travelwriter85
Quote: The Outer Banks in North Carolina is so BEAUTIFUL! Surf shops, beach volleyball, boardwalks, and beach houses... the ambience is something to surely capture a first-timer like myself, who never even saw the ocean until this trip!
I went with my friend Shanna and her family to the Outer Banks in North Carolina! We stayed in a real beach house, which was green, and all around us were palm trees and lush tropical plants. Sand was EVERYWHERE, and I soon learned that sand can creep up into places I didn't know it could! Thank your lucky stars for bath houses! We brought volleyballs, boogie boards, and other things to the beach because we only had to walk a half a block to see the ocean!
I remember the first evening we arrived! I ran into the ocean and somehow was so overwhelmed with the whole experience that I completely forgot that it was salt water and proceeded to choke on the gross taste of salt water--who knows what is in the ocean! Quite comical now that I am re-writing the experience.
There are surf shops everywhere! Dawson's Creek was filmed in the Outer Banks! We stayed in Duck. The Outer Banks is broken up in different parts and named different things: Kitty Hawk, Corolla (this is where you can see the wild horses roam! so cool!)... and Duck was fun too! There is an old tale about sunken ships in the Outer Banks, and that it's haunted, but I was only 14 or 15 at the time, so I do not remember it fresh in my memory anymore. Currituck Lighthouse was AWESOME! It was my first time in one of those, too! It was so cool!! The Outer Banks is a fantastic and very popular destination, highly recommended if you have never been to the ocean before!