The Outer Banks

Now that I have finally gotten the film developed, I have pictures from the beach when my family and I went down for a friends’ wedding!  Here are a few I snapped of the house we rented along with water views:

209600202096001620960021These last couple are from Jockey’s Ridge State Park.  Its the largest natural sand dunes on the East Coast.  People were hang-gliding off them they were so huge.  Maybe next time…



Stella meets the beach

Ever since I adopted Stella I’ve been on a mission to make her love the water.  It started with me taking her to a small beach in St. Mary’s county and her biting at / being weirded out by the waves, and ended with me pulling her into the water at my aunt and uncle’s lake house.  That last one didn’t go over too well.

When we went to the Outer Banks for my friend’s wedding I was bound and determined to finally have Stella embrace the water.  Mission Accomplished:

All pictures were taken with my mom’s Olympus OM-1, no editing.




Now that I live in a slightly more interesting place than St. Mary’s County I’ve had visitors to this beautiful city.  I have pretty much used these trips as excuses to do things I’ve been wanting to do but haven’t gotten around to yet.

When my friend from DC visited I used that as an excuse to finally go to Yards Brewing Company to tour the brewery and have a pint [highly recommended, their Brawler is excellent].

When my dad drove up I went to Honey’s Sit N Eat for breakfast, something that had been on my ‘to-do’ list ever since I moved here.  A visit to the new Yankee’s stadium was also made- garlic fries were had.  Duh.

Jaclyn and I did some wine tasting in the Lehigh Valley and went to a cupcake place literally right around the corner from my apartment that I never even knew existed [!].  It’s called Brown Betty and its amazing.  If you’re a DC local- the cupcakes remind me of Baked and Wired because they’re more dense than the usual fluffy cupcake.  Still delicious though.  That could actually turn dangerous now that Rita’s has officially closed for the season…

I also took her to my guilty pleasure: One Shot Coffee.  Its a tad expensive but its so good. The espresso is amazing.  ‘Nuff said.

One thing still on my ‘to-do’ list is to explore the local parks here some more.  Hopefully I get visitors up here that I can drag to the Poconos or Wissahickon Park before it gets too cold!

To end, a song:

Royal Teeth, “Wild”