Loving every minute. More when I get back, but vacationing in Puerto Rico in January is just what the doctor ordered.
We just got back from a lovely week in the Outer Banks. It was our fourth week-long stay. It’s like heaven on Earth. Mostly.
I’ll offer three quick ways to improve the experience:
- Cable TV. I don’t know what it is, but everyone seems to skimp on their cable package. I know it’s pricey, but it’s important to people who are spending any amount of time in a house. Maybe you don’t spring for HBO, but if you have an HDTV in the house, have an HD plan.
- Shopping. Is there any zoning in the Outer Banks? How many beach-related outlets does one municipality need? Wouldn’t it be better to have a better mix of shops? Helen pointed out how all the shopping seems to be in a race to the bottom right now. She’s not wrong.
- Food. It’s abysmal. There’s a reason everyone cooks at home. I’ve had the most overcooked fish in my life in OBX. Want to know what’s worse? BBQ. You’d think someone would have a well-regarded, family-run spot that people line up to eat. No such thing. Sooey’s and Pigman’s are decent, but I don’t spend the rest of the year looking forward to eating at those places. Could someone step up and fill the void?
Like I said, I always have a great time, but that’s mostly because I unplug from everything and just spend time with friends and family. It doesn’t mean that I have to treat the beach house like a hermitage. Give me a reason to go out and spend money, OBX!
Anyone who has issues with paying taxes to support a generous welfare state clearly doesn’t understand the value of vacation.
The rest of the industrialized world laughs at our paltry week at the beach.
Gorging myself on Carolina BBQ and seafood. Enjoying the beautiful weather and water. Savoring every moment with my family.
Downside? Pretty much burned to a crisp. I’m not the lifeguard and farmhand I used to be. Times like this make me wish I worked outside!