Sunday, July 18, 2004

What We Did On Our OBX Vacation: Day 1

Dateline: Nags Head, Saturday, 17-July-2004. Arrived on the Outer Banks at 2PM with the Offical Song of the OBX 2004 Tour playing on the CD player, thanks to Emmy’s 2004 summer mix: “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem” by Kenney Chesney. Stopped at the Brew-Thru to pick up the Official Beer of the 2004 OBX Tour: Heineken in cans, and some Smirnoff something or other for Em. Pulled into our inn at 3PM and proceeded to check in. Rested from the drive, sitting on the balcony looking at the waves crashing on the shore. Then we went to Mulligans for the Best Hamburger on OBX (voted four years in a row). And an amazing clam chowder. Stopped at the Kitty Hawk Kite Shop and we bought a kite that resembles the Wright Brothers plane. Then back to the inn and a swim in the ocean (Emmy convinced me). The waves were huge but the water was warm and all my muscles ache as I write this. After showers, we walked to a little bookstore where everything was 60% off but not a book was there we wanted. “Ice cream” the gods were saying in clouds that rose above the banks with W.C. Wyeth drama. So we went to the Fat Cat and imbibed. Back to the inn and we put together our kite with a little patience and willpower (and we read the directions too). Now there are flashes of thunder backlighting textured clouds in the dark eastern sky over the ocean. 

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