First Flight Adventure Park

Most people come to the Outer Banks for the sand, surf, and sun, but we have a new business venture that opened up just recently in Nags Head that I think is a great family fun adventure that offers a little more adrenaline than your typical putt putt or go-carts can offer. The other day I was able to get a friend of mine to go with me and try out the new First Flight Adventure Park located near the cause way in Nags Head.  It was a blast, we both had a good time climbing the different obstacles  and testing our skills and balance.  I was impressed at all the different, every day things that were used to create an airborne obstacle course.  Climbing into a kayak suspended 25 feet in the air was one challenge, along with tightrope walking on a 1 inch wire cable.  I tried to see how far I could get without using the ropes to for balance, I didn’t make it very far.     There were 6 courses, 2 in each difficulty level, and each one ended with a zip line back to the base tower. 
The Adventure Park in Nags Head
The view from the facility is awesome, and there is an observation deck at the top of the center tower so that after your adventure, you can gather up top to reflect on your accomplishments and enjoy the view of the sound and the ocean.   They were very safety conscious, and they provide everything you need that included the harness, helmet and gloves.  The ironic thing about this location of this park is that it’s located right next door to Dairy Queen.  I think my arm hurts more from the twisting it got when I tried to skip the ice cream afterwards, which had nothing to do with the challenge of the course. Everybody else doing the ropes course was having a great time as well, you would hear the giggles and comments from the participants and spectators.  Next time you are on the Outer Banks and looking for an adventure, give these guys a chance, they should do well on the beach. Guest Blogger, Bill Koebernick

Memory Monday 10/21/13

Somewhere over the rainbow

This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Jen Beard of Lewis Center, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past June in the property “Beachcomber’s Paradise.” READ MORE

Welcome to North Carolina!

When you cross the state line headed to your vacation home, there are a lot of things to look at and absorb.  Are you already contemplating your next visit?  As you return home from the Outer Banks, what is the last thing you look at and remember all year while you wait to return? =&0=&=&1=&”.  During my college days, I found a great job working my way through a local resort to become a Manager and later traveled to promote travel to the Outer Banks of NC.   I landed a position with Outer Banks Blue and have been working in the Vacation Rental industry a combined total of over 14 years now!  

I have had the pleasure of touching the lives of many families, watching them learn and live the Outer Banks history, while making memories to last a lifetime!  This position has been so fulfilling and I will take the memories of crossing the bridge and passing that Mile Post 1 sign with me to the grave.  I now live in Camden, NC which is about an hour commute.  I enjoy all of the sites along the way, especially counting the different state tags I pass along the way.  I enjoy comparing statistics with the visitors on our website through analytic research with those that I meet & greet on the roads.  It has been an honor to paint the pictures online  using photography, videos & elusive descriptions of the vacation homes.  Families unpack their lives in these home and it has been one of the most amazing experiences in a career.  There are many shops, diners and stops you can make on your way to and from the Outer Banks year round, and we look forward to counting your tag as you pass by on your next visit!

  By Michelle Elmore, Marketing Director

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