Category Outer Banks and More 2015

Outer Banks and More, Charleston Part Four

June 8-10 As planned we broke camp quickly in the morning, picked up ice at the camp market and began to make our way to Drayton Hall, the plantation we’d visit that day.  Before doing so we stopped at Baguette Magic on Folly Road at for a snack to get us through the morning.  When […]

Outer Banks and More, Charleston Part Three

June 8-10 Refreshed from our mid tour beverage break, we walked back to the corner of Broad and Meeting to start tour number two. The afternoon was moving along and fortunately for us, many of the places listed on the second tour had also been on the first, enabling us to significantly shorten the experience. […]

Outer Banks and More, Charleston Part Two

June 8-10 Our last full day in Charleston would be devoted purely to sightseeing, our goal to complete the two walking tours featured in our AAA Guidebook. The drive into downtown is easy from James Island, a fifteen-minute six-mile journey that takes you over Wappoo Creek and the Ashley River, dropping you onto Calhoun Street […]

Outer Banks and More, Charleston Part One

June 8-10 The drive to Charleston turned out to be relatively easy, almost all of it on the interstate as we crossed back over Roanoke Island and traveled west on Highway 64 until it intersected with I-95, taking it south to below Columbia in South Carolina, where you pick up I-26 to head due east […]

Outer Banks and More, Bodie Island Part Four

June 3-7 Saturday morning greeted us bright and clear, with a light, cooling breeze helping to keep the temperature down. After a relaxing morning in camp spent reading and taking care of some chores (we use a Verizon Jet Pack to connect our devices and computers to the internet) we hopped on the bikes to […]

Outer Banks and More, Bodie Island Part Three

June 3-7 The heavy rain overnight and sketchy forecast for Friday put a damper on any bike ride we may have contemplated; instead we made plans to duplicate the day before by driving as far south as we could. As we started to drive we stopped across the road from the campground at the Oregon […]

Outer Banks and More, Bodie Island Part Two

June 3-7 Not sure of how much we would cover that first full day, we set out before noon heading north towards the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Not far from camp we passed the turn off for the Bodie Island Lighthouse, but elected to hit it another day. The Memorial is almost seventeen miles straight […]

Outer Banks and More, Bodie Island Part One

June 3-7 After sending Carolyn off to Birmingham with a nice breakfast, chores and errands to accomplish Monday morning kept us from hitting the road for Blacksburg until early afternoon. It took us just about four hours to make the drive and we arrived on campus at Virginia Tech to pick up my registration packet […]

Outer Banks and More, Blacksburg

May 30 – June 14 Elements of this trip kept changing as we got closer to taking off, and we would continue to make plans on the fly as we went, much as we did in Europe last year. The impetus for it was a facilities management conference sponsored by ACUI and APPA at Virginia […]