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OBX breakup

25 Jun

Do you ever get that feeling after a great vacation?  That you’ve kind of broken up with it?  You know, you sit around, do nothing?  No, just me?

It truly was an awesome trip. 

We saw:

Lots of wildlife, most notably 8 bears!

Yes, I know that there are only three in the picture…

Spent an inordinate amount of time at the beach:

Ate… a lot…


Tortuga’s Lie.  We ate there twice and had the same waitress both times.  Poor girl.



Basically just hung out together:






Now I get to experience the opposite side of the coin and sit in training sessions allll week.  Yuck.

I said it once, but I’ll say it again… I am so happy and thankful that I got to spend a week with my family.  We don’t necessarily live close to each other.  This was a great time to get to know each other again and remember how funny we all are 😉

Just in case you were wondering about the places we at while in OBX…

Tortuga’s Lie

Outer Banks Brewing Station

John’s Drive In

These are pretty much my three favorite spots.  Oh and Duck Donuts!

Hope you all are off to a great week!


OBX day 1 photo dump

19 Jun

It’s safe to say that we are settling in quite nicely here in Jackson Cottage…

The views are spectacular

It’s also safe to say that the Gregosky/Conners snarky sarcastic quality of conversation is not on vacation

If only everyone was happy that we were going on vacation

Getting ready for another great day at the beach!

OBX hello!

17 Jun

Aahhh, made it to OBX. Going to sleep listening to the waves roar and crash. Finally on vacation!


No words Wednesday

29 Jun

As promised, because I know you were all waiting with bated breath, I am sharing the last of my vacation photos.  I am so glad that we have made it a tradition to go to the OBX as a family and that the family comes to the OBX!

Mom, Dad, Auntie Anne, Phil, Leanne, Andrew, and Sarah

"Looks like a big ol' beach..."


“I’ve never seen so many electric jellyfish in my whole life!”

Okay, so maybe not electric jellyfish, but jellyfish nonetheless.

As a side note…it tooke me six times until I could get the picture of the jellyfish uploaded.  Maybe WordPress has a thing against jellyfish, or using movie quotes, or Owen Wilson, or Wes Anderson….

Are you a shapeshifter?

25 Jun

Good morning!  It’s the last full day in the OBX, yes it’s a little bittersweet.  This is the day where you try to jam in all the stuff you didn’t get to do before.  The agenda for today already includes the beach and milkshakes.

Again I’ll let you peruse my pictures, so I can have more time to watch the sunrise and listen to the waves….

Storm cloudsStorm front

Storm front

 The storm that rolled in on Thursday had an amazing lightening show to go along with it.  It was literally like watching fireworks go off!  I wanted to send my pictures into WAVY10, but it was a lot more difficult than it should have been and didn’t happen.  What say you WAVY 10??

Pea Island looking toward the sound



We went for a walk at the Pea IslandWildlife Refuge, it’s pretty cool if you have the chance.  They have a bird sancutary where we saw swans, egrets, sandpipers, and an otter…  I know, not a bird, but still pretty neat!

Yesterday the family went kayaking on the Alligator River.  Did you know that this part of North Carolina is the northern most part where alligators can live?  Yep, sure is.  I was happy I didn’t see any alligators…. I’m not quite sure how I would defend myself from the seat of a kayak.

Going back to the title of the post.  There are a lot, I mean a lot of folk stories and tales that talk about people becoming shape shifters around here.  There is at least one story in every NC book in this house.  So now, of course that is the running gag of the week.  It’d be more funny if you were here…wanna come!?

Chillin’ out, maxin’ out, relaxin’ all cool…

20 Jun

Greetings from Kill Devil Hills!  It is a glorious day here and I am throughly enjoying my vacation!  There won’t be a lot of writing or maybe even posts this week, but I’ve got photos!

And the way everyone should enjoy vacation…

Catchy y’all on the flippity flip side!

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