Ocracoke Island!


We’re off on our mini-vacation to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina–home of the Outer Banks’ oldest working lighthouse, wild ponies descended from horses that survived a shipwreck hundreds of years ago, pirate legend and lore, a quaint village, and miles of pristine sand! Ocracoke Island is the southernmost tip of the Outer Banks and is accessible only by ferry. We’ll be driving to Cedar Island then putting ourselves and our 4-wheel-drive on a two-hour ferry ride to the narrow, 16-mile-long barrier island. It’s small and secluded, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, so all the beaches are undeveloped. My daughter is particularly looking forward to the wild horses and the ferry. I’m looking forward to the seafood and hours of reading books under our beach awning. I’ll be back and blogging, with pictures, Friday morning! 😆

So, we’re off! And don’t forget–“Extravasuzannza” starts June 27th. Two weeks of fun and prizes to celebrate the release of The Beast Within! Don’t miss it!


  1. Katie says:

    Come back with pictures and a great tan!

  2. Maureen says:

    Enjoy! We visited the wild horses that roam the beaches in Virginia. They aren’t around until the evening after everyone leaves the beach.

  3. Melissa says:

    :wave: Have a great time Suz! Bring me back a sexy pirate on a horse. 😆

  4. Joely says:

    Sounds wonderful! Have a super time!

  5. Mary says:

    Have a great time. I love lighthouses and vacations. Miss your great blog, but will look forward to Friday.

  6. Michelle says:

    Have a fabulous vacation! Enjoy!! :bananadance:

  7. Steph T. says:

    Enjoy – it sounds like it’s going to be wonderful!!:thumbsup:

  8. Robyn says:

    Fun, relaxation, enjoyment, peace… all this I wish for you and your family on your vacation. Be safe.:wave:

  9. Kelly says:

    Wow, sounds beautiful! Have a wonderful time!

  10. Amy K. says:

    I can’t begin to tell you how jealous I am. Sounds like an awesome place to go! Enjoy!

  11. Lynn says:

    Have a great time! :wave: I can’t wait to see the pictures.

  12. Mary Stella says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! Enjoy.

  13. Jordan says:

    Enjoy the beach. It should be fun, fun, fun, til your daddy takes the T-bird away.:grin:

  14. Tori says:

    Have a fabu time!!! It sounds like a really cool place!

  15. Crystal* says:

    Have a great time and enjoy the reading!

  16. kacey says:

    I am SO jealous! It sounds like such fun. Can’t wait to see the pictures!

  17. Gina says:

    Have a wonderful vacation!

  18. Lis says:

    Sounds wonderful!
    Have a great vacation :wave:

  19. Teresa says:

    Ocracoke Island is one of my favorite places in the world. Island time is the best. Have fun!

  20. Danica says:

    Have a great time, even though I am totally jealous!

  21. ruby55 says:

    You and I both, Danica, seem to be “jealous”. I love seeing “the oldest” things, among others and I’d love to see the horses too. I read a novel set here a few years back. It sounded wonderful. So I hope you and your family have a very enjoyable time and let us share in it vicariously through your pictures, Suzanne. Hope you have great weather and heaps of fun.

  22. Teresa H says:

    Have a great trip!:bananadance:

  23. Beth C says:

    Hope you’re having a fantastic and RELAXING time, Suzanne. You deserve it! :guitar:

  24. Mechele Armstrong says:

    Love Ocracoke!! Hope it was wonderful! :bananadance:

  25. Mary says:

    Okay, I’m having a major, miss Suzanne melt down. Come back.

  26. Cheyenne McCray says:

    Have a wonderful time, Suzanne! I’m jealous! 🙂

  27. Joely says:

    Suzanne, I just wanted to let you know I spotted The Beast Within at Wal-Mart tonight and picked it up!! Woo-hoo!! I can’t wait to dig in this weekend!

  28. Suzanne says:

    Oh, thank you, Joely!!!!:bananadance: