Father and Son – Memory Monday 1/14/19

Father and son

Greetings from a chilly Outer Banks. The winter weather has finally arrived, and we are really missing those warm temperatures we experienced over the holidays. This week we share a Memory Monday photo of a Father and Son taking a chilly walk on the beach READ MORE

2018 Wrap Up – Memory Monday 12/31/18

Wrapping up 2018
Greetings on this last Monday of 2018.  In fact it is the last day of 2018 as you well know.  How many times have you heard “Happy New Year” today?   Let us also put a wrap on 2018 by wishing you a Happy New Year as well.

Today we look forward to the new year, but at the same time, we look back in our treasure chest of Memory Monday photos from our valued guests here at Outer Banks Blue and want to share with you a number of photos that we did not get a chance to post this year.

We got so many photos from our guests that it was hard sometimes to find just one to choose.  But indeed we did choose just one each week which means we have a bunch that we did not get to.

So as we wrap up 2018 here’s a number of photo memories that we did not get to share prior to now.  Enjoy!

Sandra Hoban shares “Sunset on The Currituck Sound”

So that will do it for 2018.  We actually have more photos that we will share with you from 2018 in the upcoming weeks, but we wanted to get these out so everyone could enjoy them.

We have the greatest guests and we thank you not only for your patronage, but your loyalty to Outer Banks Blue.

We look forward to serving all of our valued guests again in 2019 and we also look forward to sharing more photo memories with you next week.

Until then, all the best from the beach, and Happy New Year!

Christmas Eve on the OBX – Memory Monday 12/24/18

Christmas Eve photo
Greetings from the Outer Banks on this Christmas Eve!  It is a beautiful Monday morning here on the Outer Banks.  I had a refreshing walk on the beach this morning as the sun was rising over the Atlantic ocean and what is left of the cold moon setting in the northwestern sky.   As my dog and I were exploring the beach for some treasures, we saw a pod of dolphins passing by making small waves in the otherwise calm ocean.

We are told the “Cold Moon” that we saw a few days ago will not happen again in most of our lifetimes.  The full moon dropping on the winter solstice is a very rare occasion.  Quite a sight!

What a lucky person I am to live in such a beautiful place and enjoy sights like an early morning walk on the beach with no one else in sight nearly every day.

Kelly Branch stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past summer, and tells us she was lucky to get this shot.   She provided us a great photo memory we share with you today.

Here’s a shot of a full moon from earlier this year setting over some houses in Corolla.

Wherever you are today and whatever you are doing we hope you are doing it with the people you love the most, and are creating great memories (photo memories or otherwise).  Enjoy the Christmas week, and keep in mind the reason for the season!

All the best from the beach!

 

Better days ahead – Memory Monday 12/10/18

Better days ahead
Good morning from a cool and blustery Outer Banks.   Winds have been very strong for the last two days with steady northeast gales at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts over 55 miles per hour.   Schools are on a 3 hour delay today (Monday) as we hope for better days ahead and this winter storm Diego heading off the coast and away from our paradise.

The weather channel has been in North Carolina the past two days getting ready for the arrival of winter storm Diego, and now documenting the effects of the storm.

Raleigh received several inches of snow, Greensboro, Charlotte, Asheville and points west all were even more heavily impacted, but here on the Outer Banks all we got was heavy wind and lots of rain.   Temperatures remained above freezing as usual (our proximity to the gulf stream seems to always keep things warmer along the coast), but we got wind like few have seen!  We are definitely living up to our reputation as one of the windiest locations in the nation.  Ferry routes are cancelled today due to the winds, we are experiencing some flooding due to the wind pushing water onto the roads as well.

All of this we hope is in the past for us as we look forward to better days, and sunrises like this one that was sent to us by Vonnie Cudd of River Falls, Wisconsin (I’ll bet Vonnie doesn’t want to hear our problems about winter weather with her living in Wisconsin huh?) who stayed with Outer Banks Blue in November in the Kill Devil Hills vacation rental “Sweet Escape.”

Vonnie caught this amazing fall sunrise while on the beach early one morning.  Check out the Sandpipers getting an early morning snack.

Thanks Vonnie for your fantastic reminder of the beauty of the Outer Banks with your Memory Monday photo.   We look forward to serving you and your family again soon.

All the best from the beach!

Schellenger Highlights – Memory Monday 12/3/18

Schellenger dogs
Greetings from the Outer Banks.  We apologize that it has been a few weeks since we have posted something here on Memory Monday, but life gets in the way sometimes.  We have lots of photos to post, and today we get things started with the Schellenger vacation highlights.

Mary Schellenger of Richmond, VA is one of our dedicated guests who stayed with us recently with her family at the Property “Carolinian II” in Nags Head and forwarded to us a number of photos to capture her group’s stay with us.

Mary is a dog person, and so she rented a pet friendly property with us and it appears that her four legged family members enjoyed the property and the stay immensely.

 Two satisfied customers

 

This is Princess Lilly.

The princess gives kisses to her subjects!

 

Then  there was the beautiful sunrise over the ocean for the family.

Followed by a sunset at Oregon Inlet

Sun breaking through the clouds at Oregon Inlet on the way down.

Followed by a spectacular moon rise over the ocean.

What a great photographic vacation you had Mary!   We love all of your photos and are so happy that you provided us snapshots of your stay with Outer Banks Blue.   We look forward to serving you and your family again soon.

With that said it reminds us to remind you to send in your vacation memory photos to Outer Banks Blue so we may be able to post them here for everyone to be able to see them.   Each Monday we post photos from recent guests, and then once per month we randomly select a winner for the monthly photo submission contest where we put a $100 credit towards your next stay in place.

Thanks again to you all for your patience, and please keep sending those photos in so we can post them here.

All the best from the beach!

 

Memory Monday 10/22/18 Sunrise

Sunrise
We really don’t mean to be repetitive here at Everything Outer Banks, but it occurs to us, although most people don’t get up early enough to enjoy them, the majority of photos people have on their phones is a picture (or 12) of an OBX Sunrise.

We that live here on the banks get conditioned to seeing beautiful snapshots of nature on a daily basis, and taking them for granted, but every now and then we get reminded of how lucky we are to live where we live and deal with nice people like you.

So this week we share with you three breathtaking sunrises that we have in our hopper and share them with you to start your day the right way.  What better way to start the day with our most popular product here on the OBX – a sunrise.

So these photos come to us from three of our valued guests here at Outer Banks Blue.

The one on the top left comes to us from Darell Warbird who took that photo of the sunrising as he was on a charter boat headed to the gulf stream to fish one morning this summer.

The picture on the right side was taken and sent to us from Ricki Fairley who sent us a number of pictures that captured their memories of the OBX stay, but this one really caught our eye, and we think you will like it too.

The photo on the bottom left comes to us from Robert Delpercio who captured the clouds just perfectly in this snapshot.

Whatever way you capture a sunrise on the Outer Banks there is one thing for sure, it captures you too so we hope this gives your day a little boost.

As always we thank our contributors and we look forward to serving them all again soon.  We also look forward to serving you and your group too.

All the best from the beach!

Here Comes The Sun – Memory Monday 10.8.18

Here comes the sun
Good Monday morning from the Outer Banks.   As this post is being published the sun is rising over the Atlantic ocean and we have yet another unbelievably beautiful day in store on the beach.  As the song by the Beatles says “Here comes the sun, and I say – its alright!”

That is what comes to mind as well when we take a look at this week’s Memory Monday photo submission which comes to use from Beverly Casey of Sanford, North Carolina who got away to the beach and stayed in “Shades of Blue” in Kill Devil Hills two weeks ago and send us this photo taken from the deck off of the master bedroom one morning.

There is an old saying on the coast “Red sky in the morning – sailor’s warning,” but that was not the case for Beverly and her family as they enjoyed a wonderful week at the beach.   Lots of family fun and as she told us in her message attached to this picture “we loved our Kill Devil Hills oceanfront rental.”

This picture reminds us to tell you that you too can enjoy this sort of picture yourself because this is the same deck that hosts our company webcam!

Take a look now at what is happening on the Kill Devil Hills oceanfront by clicking here.  The camera is located on the same deck where this photo was taken.

We want to thank Beverly for her photo submission and let her know she is welcome back any time as you and your family are as well.   The weather looks good for another few weeks, and we have some great off season pricing available so give us a look today!

When you do come to the beach don’t forget to send us your photo memories just like Beverly did so you can see them right here on Memory Monday!

All the best from the beach.

Artistic stay – Memory Monday 9/24/18

Greetings again from a beautiful morning on the Outer Banks.  The sky is nothing less than artistic this morning as the sun is rising over the ocean to start another week here at the beach.

Temperatures are expected to cool slightly this week to the lower 80’s, there is little chance for rain, and humidity is lower than it has been so it looks like a fantastic time to be at the beach?   Have you carved our some time for you and your gang to come to the OBX?   We still have some spots here for you!

That brings us to today’s Memory Monday photo submission.   Special thanks to Suzanne Hayes who stayed with us two weeks ago and provided some fantastic shots for us all to enjoy.

The time and creativity it took for these pictures to be staged and taken is impressive.  Just take a look at all of these shots.

An artistic look at a wave

Sand through fingers

A perfect rooster tail in the swimming pool

Life looks good through a cool set of shades

Finally, when playing corn hole it is important to put your entire body into the process right?

Thank you Suzanne for taking the time and care to put these perfect pictures together for us.   We love them!

This reminds us to remind you that not only can you still get away to make your own photo memories of an Outer Banks vacation, but you can also send your photos of your stay to us and be eligible to win our monthly contest.  We post photos here every week and we randomly choose one of those entries each month to win our contest.

We look forward to serving you, and, of course all of your family soon.

All the best from the beach!

Family Time – Memory Monday 9/17/18

Family Picture
Good morning from a beautiful and for the most part back to normal Outer Banks.   They last week has been quite a week with Hurricane Florence disrupting everything in the area.  Family vacations were interrupted, the area was evacuated, we watched with anxiousness, and are now trying to get back to our regular schedules now that the storm has passed.

Yesterday our valued guests were allowed back on the Outer Banks and they were a welcome sight!

Another welcome sight is the sun.   This morning’s sunrise is the first we have seen of clear skies since last Wednesday when clouds from Florence shrouded the area.   Things truly seem to be getting back to normal today.

For this week’s Memory Monday we are titling the photo Family Time, which is what folks enjoy so much of while here on vacation.  This photo comes to us from Cecily Beben of Madison, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue two weeks ago at the Southern Shores vacation rental “Relax-N-Joy.”

We like this photo of the family on the beach at the end of the day.   Everyone seems very relaxed and happy after a full day of beach fun.

Speaking of fun at the beach here’s another shot from Cecily of “Boogie Board Baby” who looks like he is getting ready to take his board and hit the waves.  We love it!

Thanks Cecily for sharing your photo memories.   We look forward to serving you and your family again soon.  It looks like you had a great time.

Speaking of photo memories, don’t forget to send your photo memories to us.  We publish photos here each Monday, and then each month we randomly select one of our weekly entrants to receive a $100 discount towards next year’s vacation.  You could be next!

All the best from the beach.