I had no idea what OBX was. I see a lot of acronyms on bumper stickers and shirts listing this place or that place. It seems like travel destinations need to have catchy acronyms. Well OBX is the Outer Banks, NC, it consists of Hatteras Island, Ocracoke, Roanoke Island and Bodie Island. We wanted to head out there but we weren't sure about the weather. We had used our two-week stay with our Thousand Trails Pass so we had to stay out of the system for a week before we could start using our camping package again. Where should we go? It was Monday morning and we didn't have a campground booked for that night.
November 27 is not a day people from the north think about running to the beach but we are glad we did. Gigi had read about wild horses on Hatteras Island, I was worried about the drive. It was an easy drive but we never got to see the wild horses.
We chose a campground called Camp Hatteras, it is right on the ocean and also on the sound. Yep the land is that thin. It is possible to see both sides at the same time. Most of the sites at the campground were available so we chose one right on the sand dunes in-between us and the ocean. It was an amazing spot. The kids could run out and look for shells by themselves. We could listen to the ocean all day long and the weather was nice enough to have the windows open for much of the day. Each night we went over to the sound and watched the sun set, they were beautiful.
So much to do
There is a lot to do in the OBX but most of it was closed because of the season. If we go back we definitely want to see the wild horses, stop at the Graveyard of the Atlantic and spend more time looking for shells. We didn't do any of that while we were there. We had just spent a week at Colonial Williamsburg and we were exhausted. I wanted to get school started back up and relax. We spent some time cleaning Miles (our travel trailer) and doing the things in life that need to get done.
The Outer Banks was great even in late fall and is one of our favorite beaches. It does look like it could be a bit crazy during the high tourist season and the one lane road rather congested, but an amazing area. (P.S. watch out for the sand spurs)