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Life on the OBX

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it is sent away.” ~Sarah Kay

We made it to the Outer Banks of North Carolina! We were all giddy little school children when we found out just how close to the ocean our RV pad is. There is a sand dune right behind us, and when I climb upon it and look around, I can see Waldo in one direction, and the Atlantic Ocean in the other. Off in the distance, the Bodie Island lighthouse guides ships safely home. We cracked the window last night and lay there listening to the soothing sound of the waves crashing upon the shore. What is it about the ocean that is so captivating?

Rob begins his volunteer position tomorrow. He will tour the island and get to know the visitor’s center for a few days, and then he will begin working on his own. It will be a nice, quiet job, especially since it is the off-season here in the Outer Banks. We will be here through April, though, so slowly the shops will reopen and people will return to the island, bringing more visitors to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center.

I think we are going to like it here. We are going to like it a lot.

11 thoughts on “Life on the OBX

  1. We really enjoyed our week in the Outerbanks. Our house was in Salvo, just up the road from you. You are lucky to have four months there!!! I know you will all enjoy it very much. Love and miss you all so much!!! 🙂

  2. Gosh, now I am even more jealous ! Everytime to say where hou have been or where you are going and what hou are doing I realse that my initial feelings about your decision to travel were so right.
    On your travels have you met any other brave folks doing the same as you? I don, t mean singles or pairs but families on the move.
    itblooks a really super place for 4 months or even longer …let me come!……….

    • There are many others traveling as we do. Some retired couples, some singles, some families. We have met few families, but not many. But then we don’t attend all the full-time family rallies and such.

      And yes, you can come!!!

  3. Sounds super. Have a wonderful time. We live opposite the beach and can hear the waves at night too. A real treat. Proximity to the beach has made a difference to us getting there each day…. when we lived 5 mins away, it was harder to make it ‘at the drop of a hat’, but across the road – wonderful! I looove the quote at the top – a new one to me, but so apt! Thank you for adding it to my repertoire of quotes.

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