What I'd Like To Do.......

May 14, 2010

his weekend I'd love to load up the truck and take off for a romantic weekend  on the OBX (Outer Banks, NC). Though we live very close to the beaches, and even got married down there, we've never really gone exploring like I'd like to down there. There's so much to do, so much to see. Not to mention, it's getting to be that dreaded time of year....tourist season.
Trust me, you don't even want to go near the OBX during tourist season. The traffic alone (it can sometimes take up to three hours just to get there) would drive me out of my mind. Because of this, Don and I usually only take two or three (day) trips down there a year. These trips are usually before and after tourist season.

I want so badly to smell the beach. To hear the waves, the birds...to see the sights and sounds of the beach. It's always been a natural Xanax for me. You will never see a more relaxed me than you will at the beach. It's like I can breath deeper there.

There are so many things down there (the OBX) that I've wanted to do/see since I moved here that we've never taken the time to see.

I'd like to go to Roanoke Island and...

Take a ride on the Elizabeth II.

And take a tour of the Elizabethan Gardens.

I want to go to Corolla and find the wild horses. Yes people...wild horses! I've wanted to do this since I moved to N.C. (4 years ago). I can't begin to tell you how bad I've wanted to go see them. You have to have a 4-wheel drive to see them though. The road ends and you have to drive on the beach to see them. I mean...have you ever seen anything more gorgeous??

I want to see the five lighthouses of the OBX. Ok...so I wont be able to climb the damn stairs in 'em but still, I want to at least see them.

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

 Bodie Island Lighthouse.

Ocracoke Lighthouse.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

Aren't they pretty?

I'd like to go to Jockey's Ridge State Park and watch the hang gliders.

I'd like to ride the ferry to Ocracoke Island and go exploring.

I'd like to spend a lazy afternoon sitting in Goobay's drinking their amazing bloody mary's (they are so freakin' good!!).

I want to go to Dirty Dicks and buy one of those cheesy "I Got My Crabs At Dirty Dicks" t-shirts.

I want to go to Try My Nuts and...well...try their nuts. OK!!! I'd like to get one of their cheesy "Try My Nuts" shirts too.

I'd like to view a beautiful OBX sunrise.

I want to walk down the beach with Don collecting seashells.

I want to spend a couple of days of doing nothing but just enjoying the beach. The sounds, the smells, the beauty of it all.

I want to sit on the beach with Don, neither one of us speaking a word because we just don't want to interrupt the sounds of the ocean.

I want to sit on the deck of Fishbones and watch a gorgeous sunset with the man I love.

I want to sleep with the balcony doors of our hotel room open so I can be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean and I want to wake up next to him, just to start it all over again.

What we'll probably do all weekend:

Don is so tired that we'll probably just stay home all weekend. I want him to catch up on his sleep, I worry about him...usually by Thursday he's so tired I worry about him driving home from work. I don't mind staying home though, as long as I get to spend time with him...I'm happy!!

Leiah from A Southern Girl Trying Not To Rust sent me an email this morning, they may have found a match for her Dad's liver transplant, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!! 

I just had to share this with you...I found it the other day on Google and had to grab it! 

Lmao!! To hell with all the blog drama, if you've got something to say to a fellow blogger...just give this little "award!" Haha...

Have a great weekend y'all!

(all images courtesy of Google images)


The Boob Nazi said...

I want to go to the beach. Sigh.

Leiah said...

Can't wait until September when I can give you a big hug in person for being so nice to mention this. Hugs & wishes for a nice, relaxing weekend...wherever you may be!

Meeko Fabulous said...

That sounds like a fabulous weekend getaway! We need one.

singedwingangel said...

Ya know mymom has a time share condo right on the beach at Nag's head.. She has not gone lin nearly 7 years.. IT is a beautiful place right onthe ocean and I LOVE it if we could afford to go this year I would have been there in a heart beat..

MiMi said...

Hahaha! That's a funny signs, for sure!
You live near all of that gorgeous stuff?? I want to go there too!

June said...

I agree with you on breathing deeper at the ocean and enjoying the silence.
Wild horses, light houses and Dirty Dick crabs sounds absolutely splendid. The pictures did a nice job transporting me there.

Sure hope you can take a quick day trip soon! Might be just what Don needs to refresh himself.

Have a good weekend!

{Kimber} said...

Those lighthouses ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I wannnnnaaaaaaaaa go there too!!!!!

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