We go to the same place each Summer, which sounds pretty boring. I assure you it’s not. It’s relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating. It’s a fun place to explore. In seven years, we’ve still not seen all that there is to see.
Where do we go? The Outer Banks. So delicious….
I love soaking in the sun and the Ocean. I love a quick spin on a beach bike to see the sights. I love a long walk down our road to the Sound. I could sit on the dock all day listening to birds, boats and reading a book.
One of my favorite things to do is explore the “old” neighborhoods of The Banks. You know me, I’m a sucker for historic vernacular architecture. Yes, I love me an old beach house.
There’s a charming tiny neighborhood in Corolla, way north on The Banks. Tucked away from new condos and shiny beach houses is the Old Corolla Village. It’s comprised of a handful of vintage buildings and homes and is a 3 minute walk from the famous brick Corolla Light. It’s the only Banks lighthouse that is unpainted.
I love the Island Book Store. It’s a cool, slightly dusty locally owned bookstore. I adore it’s next door neighbor, Lovie’s Kitchen Table, which is full of freshly made treats, a chocolate room, a wonderful beer/wine selection and access to my favorite, Outer Banks Sea Salt.