Truly the Best Restaurant in Avon on Hatteras

At the beach, our standards of a “good restaurant” tend to morph downward. You don’t expect much in the way of fine food, but then you can also wear flip-flops, baggy shorts and a faded teeshirt to dinner. My expectations usually center around more fun than food....

Why Hasn’t Chair-Rafting Caught on Yet?

Robin and I have been hitting the North Carolina beaches intermittently for years. One of the reasons we like to go south is that the water’s warm. You can actually jump in without the threat of cardiac arrest from the shock of brain-freezing cold.             Years...

Sno-Cones, a Taste of Summer on Hatteras Island

On hot and humid summer days growing up in south Louisiana, it was almost a daily treat to stop for a roadside snowball. The stands were usually hastily thrown-together little sheds out in someone’s front yard. I’d stand at the window for long minutes, trying to...

When Harry Met Robin

by Robin S., guest blogger Outer Banks, NC. Harry and I are spending our second summer together.  When we first met last year, I watched him get out of his car.  It was hot, and we were both sweaty.  His golden hair blew faintly in the summer breeze. I noticed his...

Couture Cookies, Made by Hand

Here I am in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our days mainly consist of lying in the sun at the beach, lying in the sun at the pool, going to the gym, eating seafood, taking the dogs out for a run. Repeat.                   But this morning was a completely...