May 13, 2012

My Trip to the Outer Banks

 I love the sight and sound of the ocean!

I just got back from spending four glorious days in Nags Head, NC, with great friends.  My trip could not have been more perfect!  The temperature was in the 70's most of the time, we ate at great seafood restaurants and I had a successful day of selling at the market on Saturday.

The market was outside in a beautiful waterfront park  in the charming little town of  Manteo.  Manteo has  great shops, old southern homes and very friendly residents.  It is about 15 minutes from  Nags Head and the ocean.

It seemed like everyone who came to the market brought their dog.  The SPCA was sponsoring a "Dog Wash" and it was hilarious to watch all the different breeds  being bathed.

I had breakfast this morning at Mel's Diner in Grandy, NC.  I couldn't resist taking picture of this antique Ford parked in front of it.  It sure seems strange to refer to a car that was popular during my early years as antique.  So, what does that make me?

I'm excited about having dinner tonight with my daughters for Mother's Day.  I hope all of you are having a great day!


  1. It sounds like such a wonderful trip--You certainly had the best weather!!

    I hope your day continues to be an enjoyable one!!

  2. Thanks for posting about Manteo! I have lived in NC for about 19 years and have never been there or to Nags Head- they sound lovely! Will have to drive out and check them out sometime. (We live about 1 1/2 hours from Atlantic Beach, not sure how far from Nags Head!

  3. So glad your market experience was successful. What a great place to sell, visit and indulge in the local fare! Hope you had a great Mother's Day, my friend.

  4. Oh I love the beautiful dogs !!

    bisous de FRANCE