sand sand everywhere

Thursday, September 27, 2012

So this past Sunday on our way back up the Outer Banks we stopped at one of coolest places I have ever been too.  Jockey's Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system on the east coast!  Mountainous sand dunes for miles; a great place for exploring, hang-gliding, kite flying and so much more, like sand-boarding {say what!?!}.  Chris and I both have never been here, so we knew it was the perfect way to spend the afternoon.  I find it funny how I have lived in North Carolina my entire life and there are still so many things I haven't experienced.
Running up and down the dunes, we looked like kids, and felt like it too.  We hiked to highest peak sat down and took in the amazing views.
Being the "adults" we are, we decided to take "super cool" pictures of one another jumping from the dunes.  Hundreds{not kidding} of pictures, sore muscles and sand everywhere, made for one of the best afternoons ever.
Conclusion: I'm not a very good jumper.  Oh well.  Chris on the other hand, is good at everything, so go figure, he was great at dune-jumping too. We fell, ran, and jumped for hours! and here are our best dune jumping pictures to prove it!
I love Chris' face in this one, and my jump with the ballerina toe pointed perfectly is actually pretty cool too.  I cannot tell you how awesome this afternoon was, words and even our pictures don't really do it justice.  So if you are ever in the Nags Head, NC area, Go! you will love it, oh! and bring a kite!
Days like these are what life is truly all about.  So go jump off a dune or something, it will make you see things differently...I promise.


  1. Been there! Makes me miss North Carolina :(

  2. Love this post. "it will make you see things differently" reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Marcel Proust...

    "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

    Happy weekend, love! xo