I’ll be baking on a beach in Avon, in NC’s Outer Banks, in a week.
I’m looking forward to it tremendously, because my husband and I desperately need a vacation. We’re going to spend a week in a huge beachfront rental house with 8 other people, two of whom are good friends; the others are going to be new to both of us (friends of our friends), but we’ve been reassured they’re a fun bunch. The house has a pool table and media room, and between the 10 of us we’ve got a dozen board games, a Wii, and a couple of cases of wine coming. I’m excited - neither of us has ever been to the Outer Banks before!
How horrid is the drive from the DC area? Do I need to leave in the middle of the night to avoid the bad beach traffic?
What should we try and see? I already have plans to see the Hatteras lighthouse and the Wright brothers’ stuff at Kitty Hawk, but is there anything else worth taking a side trip for in the area?
And of course, what about food? We’ll be bringing and buying food and mostly eating dinners together in the giant kitchen and dining room, sharing cooking duties among the couples, but we also enjoy finding good little local places to eat. Any recommendations? Everyone I’ve asked has only ever stayed further north, in Nag’s Head or Duck, and I think those are probably too far from Avon to make a lunch trip realistic! Also, are groceries a lot more expensive out there? I’m trying to decide how much I should bring with me and how much I can wait and buy there.