I love this picture. It’s from our trip to Kill Devil Hills, NC in 2009. I forget the name of this particular stretch of beach, but I think it might have been called Pea Island. You had to drive a little bit to get there, and if you kept on driving past it you would eventually find the place where Nights in Rodanthe was filmed, and then even further past that was Ocracoke Island. (Not so much a fan of that movie, but a huge fan of the beach house in the movie!) There wasn’t another soul on this beach that day, as far as you could see in either direction. Not even a trace that anyone had been there recently. I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to keep driving all the way to Ocracoke, but it was getting late.
I think this was in April, so it was too cold to get in the water. The wind was pretty chilly. Nevertheless, it was perfect.
When we moved to NC in 2008, our plans were to hit the beach at least every summer, and visit the mountains in the fall. We also talked about road trips to GA & FL that have yet to happen. So far this trip in 2009 has been our only beach visit, and we’ve yet to visit the mountains or take any other road trips at all.
If things could get just a little bit better, I think maybe this could be the year that we make good on some of those plans.
I’d love nothing more than to get away from people and traffic and life, even if just for a couple of days.