Jess and I got to spend some time with my family at the outer banks including my sister and her family who flew in from the west coast. We got a fair bit of rain, but made the most of the beach days.

I also go to do some paddle boarding – the first two days on the ocean where I saw dolphins swimming around. The second two days were in Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve on some of the canals and marshes there.

Jon & Jess

On the last day, Jess and I drove down the island, did some shopping and visited Sam & Omies for lunch before the drive home.


We had the most amazing week at the beach with Jess and her parents.  Beautiful weather all week and only a few storms that skirted by or hit in the evening when we were already off the  beach. We had a lot of fun with Flow the Flamingo in the Pool, walking on the large newly replenished beaches, going for runs, cooking hot dogs, eating outside, golfing, and otherwise relaxing and hanging out.

Kitty Hawk Beach
Looking down the beach