The Outer Banks, North Carolina

April 25 – 28, 2011

From Southport we traveled ever northwards to the Outer Banks. After traveling for nearly 24 hours, we stopped in Ocracoke to rest up for the following day’s travels. Ocracoke is a nice little place to stay for a night. A town based chiefly on tourism in the vacationing season, it is filled with boat, bike, scooter, and golf cart rentals, restaurants, fudge and ice cream shops, gift shops, and a small but well stocked grocery store.

Kris jumping off Jockey's Ridge with his Power Kite.

In the morning we traveled further up to Roanoke Island. Pop up scattered storms brewed out on the Pamlico Sound as we traveled, but we made it safely into the marina in Manteo, NC. We’ve been here for the past few days. The first evening here Kris and I went to see The Adjustment Bureau at Ye Old Pioneer Theater in town. Kris and Gary picked up a rental car yesterday and we’ve been exploring the banks. We’ve seen Jockey’s Ridge, Kitty Hawk and the Wright Brother’s Museum, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and more. Tomorrow Kris is going to take a 6 hour kite boarding class. He was inspired by the crazy kite boarders who were out on the water in 30-40mph winds today. They were soaring off the water and 15ft in the air!

Here are a few photos of our adventures thus far. More details to come later!

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