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.