I hope everyone had an awesome weekend, and is ready for the week ahead! Joshua and I have had some big adventures the past couple weeks, and we are pretty excited about the upcoming adventures! This past weekend though, we took a trip to the Outer Banks in
Carolina, so I decided it would make a good feature
for the blog today! Hope you enjoy it as
much as we did!
1 – Kayaking Adventure
So our first stop Saturday was at the
Dismal Swamp State Park North Carolina! I have never been, and when I was searching
the website for things to do, I noticed they were having a free event on
Saturday. The “Spring Paddle” was a free
kayak or canoe adventure down the ,
and Joshua and I were number 1 and 2 to sign up! It was so much fun! The adventure was led by Ranger Katie, and
she had the kayaks and life vests ready when we arrived! We got to kayak 1.5 miles down the canal, and
then kayaked the 1.5 miles back. I
cannot tell you how many turtles we saw, and Joshua even spotted a deer in the tree
line. We didn’t see any snakes, but
there is always next time! Super fun! Great
Dismal Swamp Canal
I have been to the Outer Banks before, but it was long enough ago that I don’t really remember a whole lot about them. Joshua and I went all the way from Corolla to Ocracoke, and I really wanted to see each of the lighthouses along the way! We stopped in Corolla on Saturday evening and snapped a picture of the Currituck Lighthouse before going to drive on the beach in search of wild horses! Sunday, we woke up early and got to the Bodie Island Lighthouse before it even opened! Then we drove down to
and hopped the ferry to
Ocracoke! We were going to catch the
ferry from Ocracoke to Cape
but we didn’t realize we had to have a reservation! Needless to say, we didn’t catch that ferry but
there is always next time! Cedar Island
3 – Wildlife Viewing
Anyone who knows me knows I love animals!! One of my favorite species is stingrays. I think they are absolutely beautiful! They fly like underwater birds, and I have never seen a school outside of the aquarium. We were on
on the way to Hatteras on Sunday morning, and we saw not one but TWO schools of
stingrays! They were beautiful!! I totally just about stood there on Bonner Bridge and cried, but I held it
in! We saw so many different wild
animals on our trip, but I think the school of rays was indeed my favorite!! Bonner
4 – “There is no place like home!”
Sunday, Joshua and I drove from
to Orcacoke, back to Hatteras, to Roanoke Island, and
then back to Raleigh! We were in the car for hours, and at the end
of the day, I was so happy to be back! I
don’t know who was happier to see each other though, Phoenix
or Joshua! They both were pretty excited
to sit with each other! My sweet family!
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What did you find this weekend?
Like I said, let me know!