I hope you made note of the new design of www.outerbanksblue.com. In our constant effort to be the vacation rental company of choice on the Outer Banks we launched our new design on Monday, February 16th. In response to customer comments and suggestions there are lots of changes can be found on the site including better search parameters, a more clear presentation of available weeks on individual homes, better organization of guest comments, more obvious integration of Google Maps locations on our homes, and just a new overall feel of the site.
This week on Memory Monday we reflect on another big event that occurred on the Outer Banks in 2008. The release of the major motion picture “Nights in Rodanthe.”
Well anyone who knows me knows I enjoy the restaurants of the Outer Banks as much as anyone, and so excitement is building as we are all awaiting the “Outer Banks Taste of The Beach.” A huge success in previous years, the Outer Banks Restaurant Association, of which Outer Banks Blue Realty is a proud affiliate member, is expanding the event this year to four full days of Outer Banks Food and Fun!
I saw this online and I thought you would like to see photos from last June’s Outer Banks trip to Corolla Light Resort and Trade Winds.
Three separate families – 6 children aged 9 months to 7 years.
For 2009 Outer Banks Blue will be running a contest for the best entries onto our blog by our rental guests called “Memory Monday.” We know that you enjoy your time on the Outer Banks, and judging from our photo gallery, you all love to show us the visual memories of your stay on the Outer Banks. We can only imagine that when you return home from your vacation that on the Monday after your stay you are probably still nostalgic about your stay, and may even thumb through your photos to have a smile and a warm thought about your time away! We want to be a part of those memories!
Today’s submission is our first from one of our guests. Lyn Pontius and family from Midlothian, Virginia stayed with Outer Banks Blue for two weeks in September 2008, and recently showed us in pictures what a quality Outer Banks family vacation looks like. These pictures are what “Memory Mondays” are all about here at Everything Outer Banks. Thanks Lyn and friends for sharing. We look forward to seeing you all again this September! And for everyone else, enjoy our “Memory Monday Winner” for the month of January!
The January edition of the magazine published the results of a survey of the magazine’s readers favorite spots and it is no surprise to anyone here at “Everything Outer Banks” that our favorite beach also turned out to be among the readers’ favorites too. The Outer Banks was specifically mentioned in the magazine as one of the finest family vacation spots in the world.
Its Monday…”Memory Monday” here at “Everything Outer Banks,” and today I wanted to share a memory that made all Outer Bankers proud in 2008 – The filming and subsequent award for “Best Music Video” in 2008.
Well 2009 has arrived and the Outer Banks was a bustle of activity this past week. Restaurants were busy, grocery stores were packed, and the roads were more active than they have been in about 6 weeks.
Sitting in the pavilion and looking around at it’s surroundings, listening as they recognize and thank people for coming I am made aware of who surrounds me; descendants of the Wright brothers, politicians of all rankings, many vets of many different wars, historians, pilots, and so many others who just came to be a part of this very important day. The guest speaker James C. May (President and Chief executive officer of Air transport Association) shared stories and quotes of many famous inventors of our time proving that anything is possible despite what we may believe. He also told several funny but true stories about the man that was inducted today into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine- Herbert D. Kelleher the founder of Southwest Airlines and the winner of many prestigious rewards. Herb is a funny down to earth man that credits his success to his employees. He is a humble man that deserves this honor. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the beautiful painting and for being inducted into the Shrine.