Outer Banks

Outer Banks, known as OBX(as much as it sounds like a ticker symbol on NYSE, it is not!) is a series of small islands (Bodie Island, Hatteras island, Roanoke & Ocracoke) along the North Carolina coast.The place is quite popular for the beaches and light houses.The most popular lighthouse, I believe is the Cape Hatteras.Not to mention, the Wright Brothers' memorial in Kitty Hawk!

Our trip to OBX is one of the many memorable trips, both good and bad.Good because we went with my parents,my brother and my Sister in law(future:P) ,and bad because we got a speeding ticket.Anyway, I will save the cries for some other time.

The day we went, we wanted to visit Cape Hatteras Lighthouse but we realized that it will take longer to go to Hatteras given the weather. The place was expecting Hurricane Danny at the time and the weather did not seem cooperative. So we were content with Bodie Lighthouse, which is very beautiful too.


You can recognize the light houses by the markings and the patterns on the light house. While the Cape Hatteras light house has spirals in black and white, the bodie island light house has horizontal bands.

Isn't this charming?It is romantic to just walk on this beautiful wooden structure.


This charming town has an outdoor theater , playing the longest running production-'The Lost Colony', a play written by Pulitzer prize winner Paul Green.Roanoke has some impressive history behind.It happens to be the first English Colony in America.


We strolled along a bike trail that runs along the waterfront.


Although the Wright brothers are from Ohio, they camped here in Kill Devil Hills to carry out their experiments of the first human flight which they were successful in 1903.



Padma has passed me these awards a few weeks back.Thank you very much and sorry for the delay,Padma!!

Raje has passed me these awards and there is a fun meme that goes along with it which needs to be answered in one word!Thanks Girl!It means a lot:)

1. Where is your cell phone? With me, on my lap
2. Your hair? Black
3. Your mother? The soul of my family, truly
4. Your father? S
5. Your favorite food? Italian
6. Your dream last night? No dreams
7. Your favorite drink? Pepsi
8. Your dream/goal? Well….
9. What room are you in? Family room
10. Your hobby? Reading
11. Your fear? Falling off of heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Preferably in a warm place!
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren’t? Hypocrite
15. Muffins? Hard to limit myself to one or two!
16. Wish list item? To go to Italy, Spain and Greece in one trip
17. Where did you grow up? Hyd
18. Last thing you did? Phone call
19. What are you wearing? Sweat shirt and pant
20. Your TV? Playing Mickey Mouse
21. Your pets? None
22. Your friends? Really the best
23. Your life? Is good
24. Your mood? Alright
25. Missing someone? My Mom
26. Vehicle? Camry
27. Something you’re not wearing? Hair band
28. Your favorite store? Barnes and Noble
29. Your favorite color? Black
30. When was the last time you laughed? Last night
31. Last time you cried? Don’t remember
32. Your best friend? Pallavi
33. One place that I go over and over? The mall
34. One person who emails me regularly? None
35. Favorite place to eat? Bravo (Cucina Italiana!!)
These awards go to each and every reader of this blog..Feel free to pick 'em up and will be looking forward to each of your memes!



Vrinda said...

Nice pictures Shri and congrats on ur awards...Last week v went to Poconos to c fall foliage...will try to post the pics...

shanthi said...

Lovely pictures

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely pic shri..and congraz , u truely deserve them..hope u get lots more of awards in future too..

indosungod said...

We were in Cape Hatteras last summer and ofcourse the light house. We made it to the Bodie lighthouse too.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Great Pics Shri. Wish i cld go there soon! I love light houses!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Pics Shri, for a moment there i thought they were actual post cards ! ... thank you for sharing.... i love seaside places and light houses in particular...

Gulmohar said...

Thanks for visiting collaborative curry. I saw the note you left...This is not my real name, but this Tree/flower has lot of nostalgic connections with me ...lol
BTW that was a recipe from my friend. We are a small group of college friends at Collaborative curry :-)

Loved the pics and congrats on your awards...

Sonu said...

Beautiful pics Shri. Really good for my eyes...:) Nice to read your meme.

Astra Libris said...

Your photos are absolutely breathtaking... You took me right back to wonderful memories of trips to the Outer Banks, one of my favorite spots! :-) Thank you for the gorgeous tour! I'm so glad you had such a beautiful trip!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so lovely, fall is in the air and winter fast approaching. These photos want me to go back to those sweet summer days, hope i had a time machine.

Rush said...

never seen such a huge beauty..i mean the lighthouse.awesome pics...the islands looked pretty deserted...i guess that was the charming effect...away from the hustle bustle, in the solitude of mather nature!!

Nandini said...

Beautiful photos! Congrats on your awards!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - looks like you had a good time. What a serene and calm place...

Haddock said...

Thats a wonderful light house and so well maintained.

Yasmeen said...

Amazing pictures...must have been a joyful trip.:D

Nazarina A said...

Picturesque indeed! Yo make me wanna go there! But I would have to come here first and grab some cardamom cookies

Chitra said...

First time here..I visit some blogs especially for the pictures..Urs has become one among themm..wow, wat a click..congrats on ur well deserved awards :)

Parita said...

Gorgeous pictures shri, looks a great place to spend a nice cosy weekend :-)

Shri said...

Thanks Vrinda!Will be looking fwd to the pics!

Thanks Shanthi and Sushma!

Isn't it such a lovely place to be in Summer?

Thanks Preeti and Nat

Nice screen name then:)

Thanks Sonu

Thanks Astra!OBX is a wonderful place and would love to go again!

Shri said...

Sadhana/Muskaan-Pls don;t remind me of the Summer.It is so cold that I could run away to India now:((

Rush-Well, It looks deserted but there are ppl around but again not so many that it feels crowded.

Thanks Nandini and Somoo

Thanks Haddock and Yasmeen-I did have a great trip

Nazarina-You shud go there..You won't be disappointed!

Thanks Chitra:)

Parita-Thanks!Good to see you back!

Priya said...

Omg, wat a lovely place, thanks for sharing all these virtual clicks with us Shri..

Raje said...

Beautiful sights there Shri! Great captures. Congrats on the awards dear and wish you many more...

my kitchen said...

Beautiful snaps,Congrats on ur awards

Padma said...

Nice pictures Shri... and lovely place... hope you all had a great time :)
and regarding those idlis- they are also called as sanna's and are poured in glasses and steamed.

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