Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Sometimes it's fun just to get away for a little while. So, in the spirit of adventure, we packed up our stuff and headed to the Outer Banks to camp last night. We made the 2 1/2 hour trek to Bodie Island and registered at the national park campground. It was such great weather, but Jonathan was shivering after he got out of the water to play in the sand. He didn't so much like having to climb the dunes to get to the beach at first, but we eventually found where the slightly flatter paths were.

I think he had fun. He spent a good part of last night teaching Jerry bear all sorts of things and playing in the tent. I think he really enjoyed playing in the water a lot, too. He especially liked that last night after sunset when he could walk on the beach with the flashlight and the water felt warmer.

This was definitely something worth doing. Just hope you don't get people coming into the site beside you at 11:00 who have a difficult (that's putting it mildly) time setting up camp. Let's just say there was much debate, but in the end Michelle usually seemed to be right. We almost expected to see a palace erected in the neighboring site when we awoke this morning.

Otherwise, we had an excellent trip, and Jonathan enjoyed himself. He was just a little uncooperative in the photography area, but he usually is. Take a peek!


  1. Well, I guess he got to go to the beach after all. Even though his terrible aunt wouldn't drive from the beach to pick him up and go back to the beach. Hope you guys had fun!

  2. Anonymous5:55 PM

    He is absolutely adorable! I love the pictures! And sometimes you get the best pictures when they are cooperating.

    So glad that y'all had a great time. I have never been to OBX but heard it's gorgeous and will definitely have to plan a trip there.

    Enjoy the weekend!


  3. Anonymous9:06 PM

    We love the OBX, eventhough we have only been there once! Looks like you all had a lot of fun! I can't wait till we can go and play in the sand and surf.


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