We took our annual trip to the beach just before Labor Day. Despite many waverings (Florida? Outer Banks? Stingrays? Sharks?), the Outer Banks won out. There did happen to be many lamentations beforehand that they "WILL NOT be getting into the water..." due to the outbreak of shark attacks in the area this year. Of course, everyone went into the water.
The last time we were there was in 2006. Look at these two! Cuties! This time, the ship is owned by the City of Norfolk and you can go down in the cabins and look around. That was neat.
Then we made it to the beach. (Well, you know, after driving a few more hours, going to Mass, checking in at the house, etc, etc.)
The sunset came through for me though. Gorgeous and worth the wait.
Last minute, we decided to swing through Washington DC on the way home. We'd never been as a family (and well, I'd never been at all!). This was sort of a reconnaissance tour, we'd like to plan a longer trip back in the spring.