The Harborside Motel
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... in handy, especially on nights like this)!
This morning we wandered a few steps over the sand dune and down to the beach. Dolphins glided by, crabs scampered about, kids frolicked in the surf, and a slightly overweight pasty white couple waded into the ocean in their underwear…not quite the Norman Rockwell painting, but close enough for us. After packing up, we took a much needed and enjoyed cool shower before hitting the road again.
... and although we enjoyed our travels, from Maine to Florida, it can no way measure up to the joy of this trip!
Back to the present. The surrounding area is NASCAR Heaven. The RV Park is bordered by the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the ZMAX Dragway and the Dirt Track at Charlotte. You can hear the drag races and the cars on the big track. We went to the Hendricks Motorsports Complex where the ...
... And that night, August 15th, I remember asking her to come back to Ocracoke with me someday....as my wife. She said yes. Then dinner came and we quickly forgot whatever the hell we were talking about and began wolfing down the excellent seafood entrees. I recalled later that I might have proposed but the bacon wrapped scallops were more important. She agreed. : )
Anyway every time we come back to Ocracoke we get bacon wrapped scallops.
... we go people want to tell us West Virginia jokes. It is like we used to joke about the Irish.
"What is the difference between a West Virginian and. Virginian? When the favourite football team of a Virginian wins a game they don't set fire to the couch"
I think people,here are more scared of visiting West Virginia than Mexico. (And they are really scared of Mexico)
I am genuinely finding it difficult to eat in restaurants. Some of ...
... the island are built on pilings to lift them off the ground. Flooding is a risk during both hurricanes and large storms. We hope to encounter neither.
As we chug across the Atlantic Ocean and approach the island, we spot the Ocrakoke Island Lighthouse, built in 1823. The 75-foot-tall lighthouse, which cost $11,359 to build, is the oldest North Carolina lighthouse still in continuous service. Its current light apparatus has 8,000 candlepower, ...