As most of you probably remember, last week Steve went to a marriage retreat that our church organized; although my camera and I (sadly) did not make the trip due to sickness, someone else passed their shots on to me.
Since this is sort of an unusual destination (only four-wheel drive vehicles are allowed) I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the photos.
In case you’re wondering why a four-wheel drive is necessary? This gives you some idea.
Here is one of the “streets.”
This is actually one of the more organized areas; last year we did a tour and saw some places where dirt and sand roads just jutted out everywhere in a meandering maze of messiness. How in the world does Pizza Hut ever figure out where to deliver pizza?
This picture was taken further north of the house; the fence is the border between North Carolina and Virginia so you can stand on the beach with your feet in two states.
The view of the beach from the 23-bedroom house the gang stayed in.
One of the many rooms inside the house.
Of course, one has to have home theater in one’s house! Maybe our next home improvement project will be to build one of these babies in the Smith Mansion. (ha)
A certain fella (who I’m sorta attached to) is rejoicing that he’s not making the payments on said house.
I especially loved seeing all the huge decks/porches for the purpose of sittin’ and chattin’.
It’s lovely at night, too.
A couple times during the retreat, the speaker asked participants to put an arm around his or her spouse. Here is Steve, pretending I’m sitting there.
And another hugging occasion. Nice to be hugged in absentia when my hubby has to be away.
On the way home, they ran into really bad rush hour traffic. There were three vehicles! Gasp.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour. When you have a spare day or two (or three), you should come to the Outer Banks and do your own four-wheel drive exploring. It’s quite the adventure.