The Outer Banks

Trip Start Feb 12, 2006
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Trip End Mar 15, 2007


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Flag of United States  , North Carolina
Friday, June 23, 2006

Crossing over to the Outer Banks reminded me a bit like the Florida Keys. The Banks are a string of islands, that aren't very much more than large sand dunes. They have a rich history of shipwrecks, ferocious storms, and of course, the Wright Brothers' famous first flights at Kitty Hawk.

We stayed at a very nice large RV park called Camp Hatteras in an area called Rodanthe about mid-way down the Banks. We didn't do a lot of sightseeing or go farther south because it was on'n'off raining and the Weather Channel was warning about a storm that could have developed into something bad. Luckily, where we were, it didn't get too bad, just enough rain to make a lot of big puddles, and/or semi-flood a few roads, etc.

There was one tent, about a 100' from us, that had to move to higher ground because their site got completely flooded.

However, to the north, in all the area surrounding DC from VA, MD, PA, DL thru NJ they got over a foot of rain in less than 24 hrs. causing all sorts of flood damage and even a few deaths. I sure hope they don't get any more and I also hope that it'll be dried out by the time we get there in about two weeks.

We actually had wanted to be in the DC area for the 4th, but a lot of the camp parks up there weren't available, not to mention all the storm damage, etc. So we had to made a detour. No big deal....we're retired with no schedule...right?
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