Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vacation Days 1 and 2

I promised to get back with you and share some of my vacation.  My best friend asked me this summer if I would like to go with her to N.C. for the seafood festival that takes place in  Morehead City where her daughter's family lives.  I was excited to go on the trip with her, I do not travel often.
My friend (on the left) and me. Friends for over 30 years.
 Our days were full and I think I drug my body to bed around 9 most nights.  The first day after going to coffee we went to a sweet little town called Beaufort to peruse the shops.  After shopping for a couple of hours it was back to Morehead for lunch at the Ruddy Duck.
 We sat outside on the deck that was right on the water.  The signs said not to feed the birds but that was not keeping them away.
I took this from where we were sitting. 
I am not sure if I took the above photo in Beaufort or Morehead but there are boardwalks along the backs of all the shops and restaurants along the Sound.

Our second day our host set up a ferry crossing to Ocracoke Island.
Cedar Island Ferry.  This was taken after we docked on Ocracoke because I could only get a shot of the back of the ferry  when we were driving onto it.  
We were on the ferry at by 7:00 A.M., so we were able to watch the sunrise during the crossing which took around 2 1/2 hours.

Picture of the island as we were coming in to dock. 
Island Ponies.
 That is most of what our first two days consisted of, along with some good and some bad coffee breaks, and we made our dinners at our host's home together those first two evenings.  More to come.
Blessings from our home in the woods!


Bee Lady said...

I love the Carolina's. I think South Carolina is my favorite state. It's so beautiful. I have been to these places you are talking about in North Carolina, and love seeing the pics. Brings back fun memories. We didn't have reservations and stayed in this dive of motel with shaggy carpeting! The year we went there they were moving the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras. Can't wait to see the rest of your pics.

Cindy Bee

Camille said...

Love the pictures of the sunrise. Looks like you had a great time.
I love the Carolinas as well.