April 10-19, 2019
Our travels next took us to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Soon after we left VT some of our best friends from there moved to OBX, the last time we were there was when we vacationed there with them in 2012. The first couple of nights we spent at the Refuge on Roanoke Island followed by 5 nights at Oregon Inlet on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Both were about 30 minutes from our friends’ home.
The Refuge at Roanoke Island was fine for a couple of nights but not somewhere we'd stay much longer. The transient sites are on the water but close together.
Oregon Inlet on the Hatteras National Seashore was more our speed, though there are not many sites that will fit a large RV. You cannot reserve site specific but we arrived on opening day and had our choice of a few decent sized sites.
While we did a few touristy things like visiting a lighthouse and taking a ride down to Hatteras NC but our focus was being with our friends Les and Deb.
|Pea Island National Wildlife Refugee|
|The only wildlife at the refugee|
Les is dealing with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer, he recently stopped all meds as they were doing nothing for him and causing him to feel terrible all the time. We were there to celebrate 20+ years of friendship, reminisce about times past, enjoy each other’s company and eat well. There were some great meals prepared by Dave, lots of games of cards with Deb and I winning the majority of the spades games while Dave won most of the hands of a card game called Dave’s game. Laughter and love filled their house but eventually, sadly we had to move on. Les and Deb…we love you guys. Keep on smiling Lesman!!
|The boys enjoyed lots of oysters|
|Pulling the pork|
Our next stop was at Falls Lake State Recreation Area, Rollingview Campground, outside of Durham NC. A beautiful park with lots of sites but many of them very un-level. Our site, B19, though was nice and flat, Verizon worked well and we were able to get some satellite service. We enjoyed walking the park and some of the trails before the day of rain and tornado watch.
We both have family locally that we hadn’t seen in almost 7 years since we would be going right by we stopped and got a quick visit in with both of them. Thanks, Nick and Chris for taking the time to see us.
|Chris & I-he always reminds me of my brother, they look so much alike|
Until next time…