Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Back To Reality

Hello folks!  I see that yet another month has crept by since my last posting.  Since then, I have celebrated a birthday (June 24), which puts me at being 29 years young.  Mama Pug and I went on a much needed vacation to Harker's Island, NC for a week (June 27-July 2).  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Harker's Island, it is part of the Southern Outer Banks (SOBX) and is about 30 minutes from Beaufort, NC.  We always choose this locale as our beach destination of choice because of how uncommercialized (jeeze, is this even a word?......sounds good to me) the area is.  It is one of the most peaceful vacation spots that we have encountered in our nearly 6 years together.

This trip was extra special because Igor and Otis accompanied us and have now became "salty dogs".

Isn't it the cutest thing how they almost blend in perfectly with the sand?  The boys rode on a boat for the first time, which they did well with.  The boat ride was a ferry over to Shackleford Banks, which is where the wild horses are.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the wild horses on Shackleford Banks click here to learn more about them.  While we out there, a group of the horses came from the inner island area to the shoreline right near where we were.  Igor and Otis didn't seem to notice them for a while, but of course Igor barked to make his presence known when he saw them grazing nearby.

Across from Shackleford Banks is one of NC's seven lighthouses.  Part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on Core Banks is black and white with a diamond pattern, as seen in this photo:

Something I have always wanted to do when we've travelled to the area in the past is climb the lighthouse.  We finally did it this time!  The view from the top is incredible!  Take a look........

I hope you guys enjoyed hearing about our vacation.  Stay tuned for another posting soon.  I made a quilt that I need to take photos of.  Once I have pics I will share them with ya'll.  Until then, remember to wag more and bark less.