Happy Birthday Marines!: Memory Monday November 10, 2014.

Happy Birthday Marines!

Last week I happened to be travelling in Florida and was waiting for my plane in Orlando while reading a book.  I was startled to hear a gate agent at Southwest airlines yell a “yahoo” and started applauding.  Looking up I saw a group of young Marines walking through the concourse in full gear. Her appreciation for their service soon spread like wildfire and within 30 seconds nearly every passenger in the area was on their feet and applauding the service of these young men. It was quite a scene. READ MORE

Super-Cool Kids’ Activities on the Outer Banks

When you think about things for your kids to do on the Outer Banks, beach-related activities probably come to mind first. After all, it’s hard to ignore the vast ocean where you and your children can catch a wave, build a sandcastle, fly a kite and dig for crabs. What you may not realize is that the Outer Banks of NC offers some super-cool kids’ activities not found elsewhere. READ MORE

No snow, but we do have a Snowy Owl!

Photo by Sam Bland

As our neighbors to the north are currently drenched in snow, we have no snow to report here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  However, recent sightings of a Snowy Owl have birders and nature enthusiasts excited about its appearance.  It has been a number of years since the last sighting of this beautiful bird along the coast of North Carolina.  They have usually not traveled this far south, so there is no wonder the excitement level is high for those who track this bird! READ MORE

Frisco Pier to Be Torn Down

We were greeted by news on Saturday morning that the National Park Service expects to remove the remnants of The Frisco Fishing Pier.

Frisco Pier in better times

The iconic, but extremely battered pier officially known as “The Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier” has been closed for more than 5 years (except for a brief period in 2010) due to years of exposure to storms. READ MORE