Outer Banks of North Carolina

Documenting our own family vacations in OBX, North Carolina throughout the years has been near and dear to my heart.

Some years I document more, some years less, but either way I try and capture what it’s like to have our family together is all one place.
Shadow of a 4Runner on a dune in Avon, NC

 

June and July rolls around and all we can think about is tossing the roof box on top of our vehicle and booking it across the Wright Memorial Bridge. Once we’re across the bridge and hop into a sandy rut, all our cares + worries fly right out the window.

Out into the salty air.

Every year around the time the weather starts to warm up the question comes, “Mom, when can we go to the big beach?” Colby has been going since he was less than a year old.

 

4X4 Beach Corolla Beach NC

 

For us the beach is a place of rest & relaxation (though getting to the beach and set-up takes work).

 

Corolla Beach in North Carolina

 

It’s sandy hotdogs or sandwiches— or sandy everything really.

 

Corolla Beach North Carolina

 

It’s time spent together.

 

Father and daughter fishing

 

My niece fishing with her dad.

 

Dog swimming at beach in Avon

 

For our 12 year old black Labrador, Duke who loves the water more than life itself.

 

Avon Beach, NC

 

It’s about sharing this way of life with generations.

 

Outer Banks vacation

 

The views.

 

outer banks, north Carolina

Vacation house in Avon, NC

 

It’s about watching our family grow and change. (First photo from 2011 just after David and I got married, Second is 2018)

Since the first photo was taken, we lost our beloved Big Granny, we’ve added spouses and children, we’ve changed.


Down at the beach everything is simpler. We laugh together, cook with each other, learn together, play together and soak up every moment for a few incredible days.

The Outer Banks is where some of our happiest memories are made.

Does it feel that way for you? Then why not have your family vacation documented too?

 


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3 thoughts on “Documenting Our Own Family Vacations in OBX, North Carolina

  1. I am coming down to Nags Head on August 3rd until August 10th with my family of 16…..12 adults including ages 20 through 88, a 7 month old, a 1 yr old, a 2 and a 4 yr. old. We will be staying at the Marquis #119 with Carolina Designs Realty Co. We are coming from suburban Chicago as well as CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, TEXAS and the state of TEXAS. Your pictures would get a lot of exposure if our group were chosen. Let us know your decision.

    Ollie Vee Walpole Lowe

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