Last week was my Outer Banks vacation. We got back Sunday and by Monday I was ready to go back. Well actually, I didn’t want it to end to begin with, so I guess it was more like my desire to stay had increased by Monday. I have never needed a vacation as much as I did last week. It was so good to relax and enjoy the salt air, read as I was watching the tides, and spend time with my aunt. Since my grandma passed away a few years ago, she moved about 45 minutes to an hour away, and all the hustle and bustle of everyday means I don’t see her as much as I used to. So it was good to have a week to “catch up”. We took a sunset dolphin cruise and a wild horse tour. Plus we ate dinner together every night and breakfast together almost every morning. The house we rented was amazing. What more could we have asked for? It was just what this Southern Belle needed.
I started with an Outer Banks sunset so why not end with an Outer Banks Sunrise. I just love the colors in the sky. This was right from the deck of the house we were staying in back in 2014. I loved waking up each morning and watching the sun rise.
The Grand Tetons, Father’s Day Weekend 2011. That’s right we were there in June and there was still snow in the mountains. That year we left Rapid City and went to Jackson Hole, WY so we could see the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.
This was from last October when we took a dolphin cruise in Treasure Island. We take a dolphin cruise on every beach vacation but this one was trying. The then one year old was not having being on the boat.
This was from our second trip to South Dakota. This is Custer State Park. There is just something about these animals. They are so majestic. I never dreamt I would like our first trip to SD let alone asking to go back a second time. I highly recommend going to at least Rapid City at least once if you get the chance.
I was actually going to post a photo not from the Outer Banks today but this popped up in my memories so I thought why not. In all our trips to the Outer Banks this was the only time we saw the wild horses on the beach. We have seen the wild horses every time but usually back among the houses in the 4 wheel drive area. The horse tour is my favorite part of the whole trip.