This week on “Everything Outer Banks” on Memory Monday, I am remembering the growth of this area and I am struck by the term “Outer Banks.” As a 46 year resident of the area I remember the day when I would tell people that I was from “Nags Head” because I didn’t have to explain where Kitty Hawk was (heaven help you if you told someone you were from Kill Devil Hills). The name Nags Head was known to most people I came in contact with as I grew up in the late 60’s and 70’s. Then there was a time when Kitty Hawk started gaining some traction among folks in Virginia and Maryland as a “known” destination, but starting about 10 years ago the term Outer Banks really started to take hold as the name for this place that we all love.
Spring time on the Outer Banks is definitely upon us, and in addition to the preparation of rental houses for the coming season we are also seeing weekend visitors increase. We’ve noticed here at “Everything Outer Banks” that some of those visitors are thinking about having their wedding on these mystical shores.
This guest stayed with Outer Banks Blue in the fall of 2008 in the property “Just For You” in Nags Head, North Carolina. Obviously the ENTIRE family had a great time on their Outer Banks Vacation.
July 4th Early Arrivals Program Announced
Outer Banks Blue has just announced a company wide early arrivals program for all arrivals scheduled for July 4, 2009. In commemoration of the July 4th Holiday Outer Banks Blue is allowing all rental guests to check in one hour early on that day.
The article reads in part…
Travelers are increasingly finding that vacations — even beach vacations — don’t have to break the bank.
In a recent USA Today Travel Section article former NFL All-Pro Running Back Tiki Barber identified Pine Island in Corolla on the Outer Banks to be his favorite vacation spot. Barber, who played for 10 years for the New York Giants, and currently works for NBC Television as a correspondent for the Today show and an analyst on Football Night in America first discovered the Outer Banks when he went to college at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from the OBX!
Did you know that the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the state of North Carolina resides right here on the Outer Banks? Yep, that is right. The annual Kelly’s Hospitality St. Patrick’s Day Parade is it, and it was held this last weekend in Nags Head. Stretching along a parade route of approximately 1 mile on the beach road at the 11.5 milepost were thousands of fans, friends, and fabulous folks from the Outer Banks cheering on all of the paraders in this 20th annual edition of the parade.
It was hoped this final meeting of the group would produce a consensus agreement, but in the end varying interests were unwilling to compromise to a point where consensus could be reached and deadlock was the only achievement of the committee.
Excitement is building in anticipation of the upcoming Outer Banks Taste of the Beach (March 5th through March 8th)! Ticket sales are extremely brisk, and many events have already sold out, but some of the prime events still have room and the weather is supposed to be great!
So the Outer Banks Blue Vacation Rental Crew is back on the beach this Monday after an eventful weekend at the National Geographic Adventure in Travel show in Washington DC this past weekend.