OBX Vacation 2013

I’ve been on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina enjoying a most relaxing vacation with my family.  Tomorrow we head home and back to our usual lives.

On a cloudy day we walked on the dunes.  This was so pleasant because the sand wasn’t hot and as an added bonus, it was great exercise.

Reese and Cammie on the Dunes

We also spent a lot of time on the beach.  Being a wimp, I never completely got in the water.

OBX Swimming

Mr. SP went on a fun fishing trip with the guys.

OBX Fishing

We ate out most nighst and hit many of our favorite restaurants.  Mama also cooked a few delicious shrimp dinners for us.

Shrimp OBX

Sherman came to the beach with us and had a ball playing in the sand and waves.  He had a long walk every morning and night when it was cool.

Happy Sherman and Dave

Sherman playing in water

A highlight of our beach walks for Sherman was meeting other dogs.


Every day he made a new friend.

Sherman mostly splashed in the waves but he did get in a few times.


After a long walk on the beach, a drink sure does taste good.

Sherman gets a drink


One evening we went to Manteo for a family picnic.  Mama fried a pan full of chicken for the event.

After we ate we either relaxed or took walks around the town.


Sherman Walking in Manteo

Sherman took several swims from the local boat ramp.

Sherman Swimming in Manteo

One evening we took a walk to the Wright Brothers Memorial where there’s a great view.

OBX Monument Hill

We tried to take a self portrait at the memorial and Sherman licked me just as Mr. SP snapped the picture.  He sure does have a long tongue!!

Sherman has a long tongue


The highlight of the week was getting to spend time with my niece, Reese.  I don’t get to see her often and it was wonderful to see her every day for almost two weeks.

All good things must come to an end, including this fun vacation.  Now it’s time to look forward to July 4 festivities.



  1. Sherman sure is getting big Paula and I bet he loved every minute of being at OBX. Looks like everyone was having a wonderful time, thanks for sharing your summer vacation with us.

    1. Thanks, Marcie! The shrimp was good. I wish that we would have had room in the car to bring some home.

  2. What FUN! So glad you got to spend this time with your family and niece. Looks like you ate VERY well!!! Sherman is adorable, that drink…boy he was thirsty and kiss…such a cutie!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

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