Friday, May 27, 2011

A couple Nights in Rodanthe

Just a couple nights in Rodanthe and I get it.
I get why every fifth car here in VA boasts an OBX decal. 
I get why families have been flocking here for years and years. 
I get why Nicholas Sparks' used it as the backdrop to his novel.

We will be back and will likely do everything just the same way.

We stayed at KOA Cape Hatteras 
(Rodanthe, NC just south of the more commericalized Nags Head & Kitty Hawk).
It is right on the beach. And just a walk across the street to the Sound.

We could have been entertained all weekend with the beach, but there are so many other family-friendly amenities on site we had to try-out.
My kids stayed until the 2 pools w/waterslides & hot tub were emptied, and Carter looked up at me and asked "why would everyone leave?"
The Pirate ship playground & big bounce-y pillow were a hit too.
KOA Camp Hatteras OBX

We rented a Cabin, equipped with bunk beds &  queen size bed, A/C, galley kitchen, cable, & gas grill. *The campground was remodeled after hurricane destruction, more on the accommodations & newly remodeled campground here.
KOA Camp Hatteras OBX
I could end every day of life sitting by a campfire. Couldn't you?
Oh the smell, the smores, the spider dogs...
When we didn't utilize the grill at our cabin, we headed to some great spots for food nearby.

(Not the camping type: The Nights in Rodanthe house is available for rent)

My favorite eats:
Atlantic Coast Cafe
Just across the street from the campground is this low key eatery. Perfect for breakfast sandwiches, smoothies & a decent cup of coffee. $
Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar
Delicious Seafood. We tried nearly everything Yelp reviewers recommended & agreed. Crab bisque, Caesar salad, Asian Glazed Shrimp, Fishermans' Platter w/a sampling of Scallops, Mahi, Lump Crab balls & Shrimp. So, so good. Everything was delicious. Even the hush puppies & fries. We ate outside on the deck, watching the sunset on the Sound. $$$

This was our first visit & certainly won't be our last.
Dan came down the wooden ramp after checking out with a big smile on his face holding up an OBX magnet that he promptly put on our rear window!
Glad he shares my sentiments.
PS: Not one photo was taken all weekend.

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1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, we've been wanted to check out the OBX, and this might be a place to look into! Thanks Tina!


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