Saturday, July 28, 2007

manteo, hatteras, okracoke islands

There is something to be said about free time, love and sunblock. Apparently I wasn't listining on that day in class. Let me tell you guys something about traffic. If you intend to go to the outerbanks don't do it on a Friday, or Saturday. It took Babycakes and I 5 1/2 hours to drive what should have taken 2 hours tops.
Manteo is a sleepy town. Even more so than it was 10yrs ago. The Roanoke Island Inn is still worth going to. Quit and beautiful. Not much as far as night life and the business' around seem to come and go. Poor Richards has been there at least since the early 90's and is the only thing other than the manteo book store that is still around. The stars are incredible at night and apparently Carrie and I are the only ones who give a shit.
Hatteras we just breezed through and then there is the free ferry to Okracoke. Ocracoke has some of the best beaches on the east coast. The island is only sixteen miles long and not much for riding, but Babycakes and I went for a nice run for about 40min. after being in the car for awhile. We proceeded to find a place to listen to live music and indulge in some fresh fish and wine. It is a must to drive down from the busy area and check out the beaches. We could see other people, but we couldn't hear them, or jets. Silence is priceless. I even found a place to get an espresso and a nice Ashton Estates cigar. Life is short live it up.




































































7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jimbo:
Your right. I love that Island. when wifie was a Rusty, Reef rep she used to have to go down there alot. She would work her way down from Hatteras and end there on the Island. I would jump on the bike at Hatteras and ride down to the Okracoke ferry, then ride into town. Tons of fun, great island and yes, VERY QUITE. Miss ya bradda.

Wayno

superdork said...

Quite is good. So are lobsters. OUCH.

Liz Schleeper said...

Looks like a fun trip! Hope to see you around sometime soon.

Kevin said...

I wish I could slap that sunburn right about now! Is that aloe vera in your hand? I hope so... Looks like good times for ya'll aside from sunburn, and traffic

D-bo!!! said...

yes, i`ve found it easier to travel down south via back bay(on my cx bike).....holla.......

rooster790cc said...

Good seein ya, Wayno and tell Bogush congrats on the new addition to the family.

Anonymous said...

Will do. he is quite the proud daddy bout now.