Monday, May 18, 2009

Now We're Done....for a while

One more wedding this weekend. Sue and I have been friends for twenty-five years, starting with the birth of our children. They grew up together, went to school together, stayed in touch, and my DF's son was married here this weekend. It was a lovely outdoor wedding by the sound in Corolla, NC. While there, we took advantage of the weekend to throw in some activities.


We went on a jeep ride to see the wild horses around this area of Carova (Carolina-Virginia) up from Corolla. Highly recommend Wild Horse Adventures for this if you ever go to there.

Some big Monster Truck dude lives out here and posted this sign. Click to read - rather humorous. If you live up here beyond Corolla, it requires a 4-wheel drive. Be prepared to have what you need with you; it takes a while to get to any store. If you want to truly get away from it all, this is the place to be, though it's pricey. It's just sand and houses miles away from any roads, even though I've been assured they're listed with GPS.

Currituck.....


Bodie Island.....


Cape Hatteras.....

Climbed 400+ steps in lighthouses and saw gorgeous views. This view is from Cape Hatteras; if you ever look at a US map, you'll see the Outer Banks right off the NC coast. Note where that sharp hook is in the banks; this is it.

While riding down #12 on the Outer Banks, you blink and miss this. Anyone recognize this house? It's from the movie "Nights in Rodanthe." Too bad it's condemned; there were six houses around that all looked that way; I guess they couldn't be saved. Time and erosion do take their toll at the beach.

And lastly, for all of you frog lovers or haters, I couldn't resist taking a pic of this sign on #12. Too funny. Can't imagine where the name came from; I don't think I want to know......LOL

Stitching was non-existent; but I'm hoping to stitch this week. I'm working on three little gifts and finished a bookmark, but can't show anything yet. Everyone take care.

41 comments:

Meari said...

What a gorgeous place! Glad you had a great weekend. Too funny.. the froggie restaurant.

Terry said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Love all the pics of the lighthouses.

Emily said...

Looks like fun, the horses looked neat, as well as the beach itself, man I love the beach, glad you got to see so many sights while there.

Shari said...

looks like a wonderful weekend. I would have loved to do all that walking!!!!! THanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!!

Louisiana Momma said...

I thought I recognized that house.. ahhh what a good movie that was.. sad but so good.. one of those "watch when the hubby is gone and I am totally alone" movies :-) crying and eating popcorn with abandon :-)

CameoRoze said...

What a GREAT way to spend a weekend. So pretty!

Daffycat said...

So beautiful. Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing!

Loretta said...

Great pics!!!!!!!!!!! TFS!!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa said...

Oh Carolyn
I am so jelous. I love lighthouses and you saw so many of them. I wish I could afford to come over there and see those. The wild horses look gorgoeus on the beach too. Wow. What a wonderful looking place

Nancy said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend! We have friends who live in Kitty Hawk, so we've had the privilege of visiting there. I hadn't heard of the wild horses though. Love the pole signs!

Anonymous said...

I wish I has in your pocket. Looks like a beautiful place. Glad you had fun.
~Mary in TX- ILCS

Chars said...

I love the informative directions sign :)

My daughter would love the wild horses :) and my mum would love the froggy restaurant.

Maybe oneday I will see it for myself? Until then - thankyou for sharing its my way of seeing the world!

Donna said...

Love the pictures. They were beautiful. I love to look at horses. Not ride them or feed them or pet them, but watch them run and do their thing, I LOVE IT!
Too bad about those houses.

Rene la Frog said...

OMG....I want to go there. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing.

5footrunt said...

That was gorgeous. It was so green and seemed so peaceful. I loved that sign. Thank you for sharing.

Von said...

What an amazing venue for a wedding! So glad I could enjoy some of your weekend with you. :)

CindyMae said...

What a gorgeous place to have an outdoor wedding, I bet it was beautiful!! The wild horses are amazing and I would so love to see that. Love the sign!! The lighthouses are fantastic! You just a trip that would have been perfect for me!! LOL

Karen said...

great pics! what a fun weekend! i thought the house was familiar! what fun seeing the wild horses too!

Fatema said...

That is a beautiful place.
Those horses are just beautiful.
That sure are some funny signs.

dianemi said...

Wow! You took some beautiful pictures Carolyn and it sounds like you had a wonderful week-end. I'm soooo jealous!! :)

Dawn said...

What a wonderful part of America, it looks amazing, and uncommercialized too. I love your pics of all the views especially the first one and the lighthouses. You must have had a great weekend.

Being half American, I will get there one day.....I live in hopes.

Dawn
Devon(UK)

Mzplcdokie said...

What a gorgeous place. I loved looking at the photos and reading the info you shared. I knew that house looked familiar...lol. Lighthouses and beach, ocean some of my favorite things. Thank you for sharing the sights of the weekend with us all.

Kelly said...

Looks like you had a great time! Thank you for sharing!

Wendy said...

Ooooh wow, this looks like a wonderful place. Love those pictures. I'm a big horselover.

Think I have to add this to my to visit list when I come back again to the States. But I would love to see so many places in the States.

Thanks for sharing those wonderful pics!

Kathy said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. And now I am more eager for my family vacation in July. My sister and brothers are renting a house in Corolla for a week and told me I have to go. I'll have to check out the horses and froggy resturant. :)

Barb said...

I've been wanting to go to this area for years! Thanks for the pics. I have a fantasy about going to Ocracoke but the family has been less enthusiastic :(

StitchinKat said...

Hey Carolyn! Didn't know you were off again! We were in Corolla last summer and went on the same tour to see the ponies...I even got a picture of that same signpost! The northern part of the Banks is so nice, except Duck is now overgrown with tourist traps. I need to go down and see the Lost Colony again (no shows when we were there)...a must see for anyone who visits the Banks from afar!

Shelleen said...

thanks for sharing such great pics.

Katie said...

OMG! I can't believe you were at Currituck. I'll be in Nags Head beginning on the 31st and can't wait to get there.

Cindy F. said...

I MISS home!! N.C.
Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics and making me want to RUN to the airport;)

Bagira said...

This interesting tour! Thank you!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous pics Carolyn! We may have to take a trip there when my parents visit again. My mom loves lighthouses and so far we have only been to Cape Lookout. (try riding that little boat over there when you are VERY pregnant! The tour guide thought I might go into labor. LOL) But that was years ago..

Gabi said...

What a beautiful place for a wedding. Sounds like a great weekend and I loved your pics.

Carol said...

Love your photographs. Looks like a gorgeous place to visit.

Biker dude has Nashville on his "totem pole"of places :) Woohoo.

Shelley - ILCS said...

Looks like so much fun, great pics. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the OBX. DH and I spent our honeymoon there, so your pictures reminded me of that quite a bit (thanks!). Seems like you had a great time there!

Suzie said...

Carolyn, I'm so happy for you, that you have gotten to visit so many gorgeous places! And please keep it up! I'm living my vacations through your photos! lol So where are "we" going next?

Thanks so much for sharing your travels with us! I truly enjoy looking at your photos and reading your stories!

Milly~ said...

What gorgeous horses! And those lighthouses would just make my mom scream...she just loves them and most have dozens of them all over her living room. Thanks for stopping by my blog. And yes I did indeed cut my hair. My own little makeover right before Mother's Day : )

Sherry said...

Ohhh the lighthouses of the Outter Banks look super! I really want to get out there!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What beautiful pictures! It makes me want to go there to photograph the area!

Lizzy said...

Oh, what an absolute lovely time you must have had Carolyn!!! I sooo love the Outer Banks and would love to live there! I just love the ocean and lighthouses! Your photos of the lighthouses and wild horses are breathtaking! What a gorgeous and special wedding it must have been!

I think I'll steer clear of that Froggy resturant tho'... wouldn't want to tempt my luck! ;)

I'm trying to catch up with my blogging and blog reading... I've been hiding out so long and I've gotten so far behind I wonder if I'll ever manage to catch up with every one! :)

Lots of {{{Hugs}}} and Blessings in Stitches...