Our Trip to Jockey’s Ridge

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Pamela Butler of Smithville, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Bluein June at the property “Moonstruck” on the oceanfront in NagsHead.  Instead of photos of the ocean or the kids playing on the beach Pamela has shared with us a very popular location on the Outer Banks that we do not have many pictures of – Jockey’s Ridge State Park! These pictures of Pamela and her family enjoying Jockey’s Ridge reminds us of the many, many different activities there are to enjoy here on the Outer Banks.  Jockey’s ridge state park contains the tallest living sand dune on the east coast.  The park covers 426 acres and the tallest point rises more than 100 feet above sea level.  Scientists believe Jockey’s ridge was created at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago and the park has more than 39 million tons of sand for visitors to enjoy. The sunsets from the top of the ridge are epic, and the park also is home to the largest hang gliding school in the world (Kitty Hawk Kites). The Butler clan enjoyed climbing Jockey’s ridge before heading over to Manteo on Roanoke Island where they had dinner at Big Al’s Soda Fountain and Grill.   That’s where the picture of the Butler kids was taken in the oversized lounge chair. Thanks Pamela for sharing your photo memories.  We look forward to serving you again! All the best from the beach!

Ride the GO-CARTS on the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills

You can go zoom zoom & put the pedal to the metal and not worry about blue lights behind you at a Go-cart track on the Outer Banks! One of the many things you see families doing together while on vacation is going to ride the Go-carts. Each kid hopes they are tall enough this year to ride alone and without their parents. There are tracks in Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, & Nags Head. The Go-cart track just a few miles down Collington Road has 3 tracks. One track is for children 4-6 years old, with another track is the Family track where children can ride with the family or race in a single cart, and the last track is the FAST Adult track and no children are allowed. It’s a fun way to beat the heat and enjoy the beach once the sun goes down! Call Outer Banks Blue for details on where to go by your vacation home 877 248 4823!  READ MORE

Thumbs up to our OBX Family Vacation

This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Tanya Reimer of Beamsville, Ontario, Canada who recently stayed with Outer Banks Blue at the property “Beach House on The Moon” in Duck. Tanya shares this photo which symbolizes the feeling of the entire Outer Banks Blue staff today…..”Thumbs up! Summer is here!” Today, Memorial Day, marks the official start of the summer season here on the Outer Banks. Our roads are a bit busier, the beach has a few more people laying on it today, and the sun seems to be just a little bit hotter. Even though we still have a few days left in May we are all in a summer mind set here on the Outer Banks, and we look forward to seeing you here soon! As Tanya would say “Thumbs up” for an Outer Banks Blue vacation! All the best from the beach! READ MORE

Wild Horses in the Outer Banks

This week’s Memory Monday submission comes to us from Joanna Nunnally of Richmond, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue last July in the property “Double Anchor” (# VOH004). Double Anchor is a very unique property that is literally the last property you come to in Corolla before the beach access and the property that is set aside as a reserve (State Park) where the Corolla Wild Horses roam. These pictures are fantastic and give a great representation of a complete Outer Banks vacation that Joanna and her family experienced while they were here last summer! Joanna tells us “We had a blast and we can’t wait for our return trip in July….83 days to go!” We can’t wait to have you back Joanna, and thanks for your photo memories of your trip! All the best from the beach!

Our Duck Vacation in the OBX

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Michele Willard of Carlisle, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue in June of 2011 and presents us with this fun picture of two of her “sea creatures” in her party. READ MORE

Our Vacation in Duck, NC

Pam Knight of Glen Allen, Virginia is our guest in the spotlight this week as we post her photos on our weekly “Memory Monday” photo contest!

Pam and her family stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past September in the property “Tornquist” in Duck right after the arrival and departure of Hurricane Irene. We got a lot of photos from folks who arrived on the OBX right after Hurricane Irene, but we really like the fact that Pam sent us photos of her family having a great time at the beach. The beach indeed got very little if any damage during the storm (the soundside of the area where the locals live is what got hit hard during this storm leaving the majority of rental properties untouched), and people were able to enjoy a great fall at the beach with virtually no signs of the storm.

We thank Pam for her pictures, and we look forward to serving Pam and her family again soon! READ MORE

News Event of the night on the Outer Banks

Realtor’s Ball
The Outer Banks Association of Realtors (OBAR) hosted their annual Realtor’s Ball at Captain Georges Seafood Buffet of Nags Head and had quite the turn out! Outer Banks Blue Realty Services, showed their support to Sales Manager Kim Endre, as she took on her reign of 2011 President of OBAR. Outer Banks Blue was one of the sponsors to put this event together and made history on the Outer Banks, for having 2 OBAR Presidents past and present to have reigned in this organization within the same Rental & Sales company. Tim Cafferty was the President for OBAR in 1994 and is the Owner & President of Outer Banks Blue & Sand Bridge Blue of Virginia Beach, VA. He was honored to announce the Representative for NCAR (North Carolina Association of Realtors), Myra Zollinger, to induct Kim Endre as 2011 President of OBAR. Kim gave a very touching and inspiring speech about ethics & being equals working together as a team. As a work family, we will continue to support Kim Endre at Outer Banks Blue! READ MORE

Happy 135th Birthday of the Corolla Lighthouse!

Today on Everything Outer Banks we wanted to introduce you to Michelle Niles our Special Projects person for Outer Banks Blue. Michelle is our Facebook and Twitter specialist, and is always keeping us informed about what is going on around the Outer Banks (check out our “Go Do It” page on Outerbanksblue.com for a live feed of everything going on around the OBX). READ MORE