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my vacation **sigh**

Sunday, August 25, 2013

This blog's a few days later than I had intended but I have had a crazy week since I've been home. On Friday of this week I couldn't believe that just a week before, I had been on the beach, watching my sister and niece fly a kite.



We had a great vacation in the Outer Banks. I would definitely go back there again. Our house was cute and pretty comfy. Our air conditioning failed one day/night, which sucked ... but we got it fixed and got over it pretty quickly.

We didn't do a lot, really. Hanging out on the beach, playing in the water and/or reading and/or just walking along the water were my favorite activities. This was our little slice of beach.



One rainy day we went to one of the northern communities, called Corolla, to take a tour and see the wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs that live around that beach. It's really a bittersweet thing. Eighty years or so ago, there were more than 5,000 of these horses. Now there are about 120. There has been so much development up there, people building huge beach houses where 50 years ago there was nothing. So the area where these horses lives is getting smaller and smaller. At any rate, they are beautiful.





Another day, my sister, niece and I were staying out of the house (this was the day after the night of the broken air-conditioner). We went to Jockeys Ridge National Park, which is (I think) the biggest sand dune in the world. The pictures don't do it justice ... it truly looked like a desert.



This is me and my sister on Jockeys Ridge. It was hot and humid! Fortunately I don't think you can see how my T-shirt is drenched with sweat.



Finally, here's another picture of the beach to leave you with. I loved my summer vacation!

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LORI2562 8/27/2013 11:30AM

    Pictures are fantastic! Looks like a great spot to vacation!

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VICTORY2XS 8/26/2013 2:18PM

    Beautiful, just beautiful. I am glad you had a good time. Sounds like so much fun - and relaxation. Nice beach.

Denise

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/26/2013 12:58PM

    Thank you for sharing your adventure!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/26/2013 10:54AM

    aaaaah, that looks totally lovely :o)

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POETLKNG2LOSE 8/26/2013 9:44AM

    It looks lovely and I love the pictures of the horses and it is sad to think that there are only 120 of them left. It makes you wonder when will people start to think about other living things besides themselves? The horses were here before us and their environment should be respected. Glad you had fun with your sister. It has been a long time since i was on one.

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LINDAK25 8/25/2013 11:29PM

    Oh, I love the Outer Banks. Looks like you had a great vacation. The best kind of vacation, is when you don't want it to ever end.

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CHERIJ16 8/25/2013 11:03PM

    Sounds like a wonderful vacation. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 8/25/2013 10:31PM

    That is awesome that you had such a great beach vacation! I love going to the beach for vacation!

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CIRANDELLA 8/25/2013 8:39PM

    Oh, what a beautiful vacation spot, Katy! You chose well...and you and your sister look so wonderful, happy, and relaxed here, too :) Glad you had a fantastic time before fall sets in! Well done! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 8/25/2013 8:31PM

    Wonderful!

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EFFIEANNIE 8/25/2013 8:15PM

    I love beach vacations. Enjoyed your blog.

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TARANITUP 8/25/2013 7:54PM

    Looks like such a great and relaxing time! Welcome back :)

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