I was working on a road trip for next year, doing research, checking maps, and looking at forums.
And just in case the internet doesn't have enough information to WOW me, I have a whole shelf full of travel books, right above my desk, at eye level, within easy grabbing range.
I was also checking several blogs I read that offer information on campgrounds stayed at and their amenities and features.
When I am in trip planning mode, I get so involved in my research and planning, that it isn't uncommon for me to stay in my pajamas all day. Or forget to eat. Or ignore the phone. Or lose track of time.
The hours simply fly by when I'm planning a trip, and I cannot think of a better way to spend a day, other than actually being on the trip that I have so lovingly planned.
So friends and family, I'm working on an adventure to the Outer Banks (North Carolina), and after some study I've come up with three potential campgrounds to use during our trip. I'm wondering if any of you have comments for me regarding any of these three, or sights of interest not to miss near any of them:
1. OBX Campground in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. This campground appears to be near Kitty Hawk where the Wright Brothers National Memorial is located.
2. The Refuge on Roanoke Island.
3. Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground in Wave, North Carolina.
Bald Eagle State Park is a bird lover's paradise. We have camped there several times in the past, but since then the vegetation has grown up and is a true haven for a great variety of birds.
There are plenty of areas for picnics and a well used beach on the lake. While we were there we saw all sorts of watercraft and families having fun in the sun.
Up there we were surprised and pleased to spot about 10 deer, half of them spotted fawns. They all looked very healthy, so apparently there's plenty of natural food available for them.
We had a pleasant and uneventful drive home,
Between now and then, let's just hope the camper wheels don't get square.