I realize that a trip to the beach may not be considered "wanderlust" to many, but the Outer Banks of NC is somewhere I have wanted to visit since first moving to Virginia in 2009. So when Mark called me from somewhere in South Dakota asking me if I wanted to do a weekend getaway to the ocean, of course I agreed! We headed down Friday evening, checked into our hotel, and promptly fell asleep! However, we were up in time to watch the sun rise from Jennette's Pier. Hoping in the car, we spent the entire day exploring and playing. Our first stop was Bodie's lighthouse, and Mark's decision to devote the entire day to perfecting his hand stand. I'm not sure if he ever did, but he tried, and that's what counts ;)
We stopped in Rodanthe and bought a glow in the dark frisbee, paddles and paddle ball, and a really sweet kite. I've never flown a two string kite, but let me tell you; I ain't never going back to no one string kite! haha
At one point, we discovered a partially sunken civil war era ship off the coast! The top half is sticking out of the water, and while hard to see, it was pretty darn cool. I had no idea just how many ships have sunk off the coast of the OBX, and this particular one is visible from land. We meandered down to Hatteras lighthouse, at which point we both got rather hungry, so we decided to make our way back up to Nag's Head, and then on to Kitty Hawk for some delicious Outer Banks Taco Bar (Thank you Alicia for the recommendation!) By the time we got back to our room, the sun was starting to set, so I grabbed my tripod and roped Mark into taking time lapse photos with me. I had this grand vision in my mind of what it would look like, and while they didn't exactly turn out, one photo does give off a cool ghost-type vibe. Soon it was time to break out the glow in the dark frisbee, and when that broke (it was ONLY a dollar) we laid on the beach, looking up at the stars and watching other folks crab hunt in the dark. It was moderately entertaining!
By the next morning, we were covered in sand and ready to hit the road. Ready to plan our next adventure. :-)