In 2014, we released this article because summer traffic to the Outer Banks was a topic we knew could use a little insider information on how to avoid this traffic. The article was well received and many people responded with their own tips and tricks. 3 years later avoiding traffic on the drive to the Outer Banks is still a subject that is valuable to our visitors so we decided to update this article with some of the wonderful tips provided by our readers.
Today’s Memory Monday brings a bit of mixed emotions as we mark the unofficial end of summer today. While we have great memories of Summer 2014, we also are going to miss the warm weather, calm seas, and fun outdoor activities that summer provides.
Anyone who has driven to the Outer Banks on a Saturday knows how bad the traffic can be during peak season. Just recently I heard a report saying the traffic was backed up 20 miles behind the Wright Memorial Bridge.
|The new “NOW” house|
|The “Then” home with shaded areas under & a hot tub/swing area|
A quick video was created after a visit to see the “Now” and “Then” portions of the home in Nags Head. This oceanfront beauty was once a small beach box with decks and fun memories in it’s “cabin” feel at the ocean. The home owners later added on a whole new house still combined with the old to present “Now”. The name of this home is “Now and Then” and has enough room, charm, and décor to bring everyone in the family together from all eras.
Bridge is OUT!
We’ve all seen the signs in cartoons and comedies where signs go up saying “Bridge Out Ahead,” but in the case of the Alligator River Bridge on Rt. 64 on the way to the Outer Banks in Dare County it is no laughing matter for the next couple of weeks.