“We came down here for wind and sand, and we have got them”

That was Orville Wright, describing his experiences in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in October 1900.

Wanting to see the OBX for ourselves, we piled ourselves into the car and headed out last Monday at 0500. I have to say that the dogs were true champs during the 14 hour car ride. We drove straight through and were giddy by the time we saw the sign:


We arrived at our destination, Buxton, NC, Monday evening, and were delighted upon checking into our motel room. Traveling with dogs, you don’t always know what you might get as far as lodging, and sometimes you have to make do with whatever is available. So, we made the best choice we could, based on Trip Advisor reviews and the like.

Our motel, the Cape Pines, was absolutely spot on, from the friendly innkeeper, Angie, to the spic-and-span room, complete with hardwood floors, to the fenced-in area for the canine guests (now that’s a real bonus!).

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Worn out from the drive, we grabbed a pizza from a place nearby (Papa Nino’s – delicious and very NY style-ish, just as my NY hubby likes it).

I’ll post photos and such from the rest of our trip over the next few days, so please drop back in!