Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OUter Banks 2011

So the long anticipated Outer Banks trip is now here. Maybe it was not long awaited but it sat on my to do list for quite sometime. What can I say, life has been full. This trip needs to be documented because it is outstanding. We went with Landon and Renee and their sweet baby girl Luna. Renee and I met one summer while we were working at camp and then we became roommates in college. Landon and Worth are good buddies too and boat together. It all worked out beautifully. What also worked out beautifully is that we decided to stay in Nags Head this year instead of heading further south on the Outer Banks. Hurricane Irene had her way with Hatteras Island and it was closed off to all visitors because there was no road. Our house in Nags Head did not lose power, of course houses a mile down the road did not far as well. The Outer Banks is such a unique place. The best way I can describe it is somewhat desolate and crusty. I really do mean crusty in the best way! Worth and I can really see ourselves living there for a year. Worth says the winters are pretty brutal. It is windy and cold with a lot of places closing down. There is something very appealing and challenging about that description.
I am posting a ton of pictures but I figure since I have not given this blog the time it needs then a lot of pictures will hold you over until the next time.
I hope you enjoy!

These photos are on Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head. It is pretty spectacular.

This is the day the swell from Hurricane Katia was coming in. The next day was the day Worth describes as the best surfing day of his life.

Hollings was enamored with the foam. You want to know what else she was enamored with, the raging ocean that she kept trying to go in.

We really had perfect weather and this dark and stormy sky did not deliver an ounce of rain. Pretty impressive.



Jessica said...

I love the one with Rosey going up the Sand dune. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Becky Swann said...

Those are incredible pictures! Looks like such a good trip. Glad you guys had so much fun!

Kristin said...

These pics are spectacular! I'm so happy to hear what a great time you had. And great to know that Nags Head treated you right. The girls are just beautiful. What a bonus for Worth with the surfing conditions too...looks super scary to me! Ben wants to live in OBX too. Let's make that move happen at the same time for us all OK? :)

jtp said...

1) miss you 2) amazing pics as usual 3) love the one of hollings being thrown in the air 4) when did she become a big girl and not just a baby????

Erica Griffin said...

WOW! Those pictures totally capture the way you described it - desolate and beautiful. So rich!!!

Kelly said...

Sunday, these pictures are so great. I actually think they are my favorites of your family yet - although I always think that with each new set that you share.

The one of Worth throwing H up in the air is outstanding. Really, you should send it to some photo competition or something.

The beach looks all wild and wooly, the girls look so lovely and happy and you and W are so attractive. Wow.

The coolest thing was finally seeing some pictures of you, my dear sister. I really love those especially.

So glad you had a chance to relax and enjoy. This is important.


Dan and Annie said...

what beautiful pictures! love all these people! renees little family is precious and so is yours! the girls make me smile so much, o i can just squeeze that little smiley face hollings!

jenrodhaynes said...

Just so beautiful!!!