Nags Head, NC

This woman is on vacation!  Woop Woop!!

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The 420 mile ride to Nags Head, NC included

*wonderful views and roads,

*a downpour that thankfully lasted only 15 minutes,

* riding in the dark with my way illuminated by lightning (which also illuminated the “Bear Crossing” signs –  I SO want to see a bear!),

and as always, a cold beer at the end of the ride.

I wish I was better able to express myself with words so that you would understand what it felt like to ride across the Intracoastal Waterway in the dark, to smell the water, and to see the lights in the distance, but not see the water.  To see the huge orange moon and not be able to stop and capture it with my camera.  To know that somehow I had to share the glory of that ride in words instead of photographs.

You’ll just have to trust me.

34 thoughts on “Nags Head, NC

  1. Oh, you do more than alright using just your words Laurie. 🙂 I remember driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains [I think it was the BR Mountains] with you in the dark after our full day on the road and you describing what we would be seeing if it were not the middle of the night ………… I saw it!

    Have a wonderful vacation!! Third trimester!!

  2. I don’t have to trust you, I close my eyes and can smell the water and see the brilliant orange moon. It’s awesome. Have a wonderful time, Laurie. Enjoy your friends and all of the glorious senses that your vacation will bring to you.

    • Thanks Patti! We’ve been blessed with great weather, including some clouds to add beauty to the photos and a relief from the sun.

    • It has indeed been great to be away, although … can I somehow extend it a bit? It hasn’t been quite the escape I would have hoped for (work has interfered a bit too much). Having said that, it has been wonderful!

      • Unfortunately setting up a new business is extraordinarily time consuming and intrusive on one’s personal life. Hopefully this time next year, this same trip will be as restful as you hoped this go around. Welcome back and best of luck with the launch next week.

    • it’s been a great week … incredible friends, food, and weather.
      If only work had not crept in. Ah well … I can’t have it all, can I? 🙂

  3. “…what it felt like to ride across the Intracoastal Waterway in the dark, to smell the water, and to see the lights in the distance, but not see the water. To see the huge orange moon and not be able to stop and capture it with my camera.” With you, completely. Can you imagine, if our minds could get all those pictures?

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