Waking To Wild Horses


No, we didn’t, darn it! But the guestbook in the house is full of entries from houseguests here who say the wild horses are often around the deck here in the early mornings and late evenings, so this was me out looking for them this morning, but no luck so far. Maybe tomorrow! Lots of people said they saw dolphins, too. When I’m not reading or walking the beach with the kids and the dogs, I’ll be watching!

It’s beautiful here! The house is the perfect size for us. We’re at the very northern tip of the Outer Banks, with a wildlife refuge just a mile up the beach. There are no roads here–the road ends and we drove eight miles up the beach to the house, which makes it very quiet and deserted. I’m in heaven!

Last night we had shrimp and scallops, and today I’m off to the seafood markets to buy more. I hope I don’t get stuck in the sand…….. Beach driving freaks me out a little.

The kids had to immediately get in the ocean, of course. And the dogs are so thrilled! They love the beach! And they have been very good. When we’re at the house, we can keep them on the deck–there is a gate at the end of the walkway–and when we go down to the beach, we just let them run around with us.

The kids checked out the hot tub right away, too.:yes:

This is one of my favorite spots–at the end of the walkway from the house there is a dune deck where I can sit right over the beach and watch the kids playing in the water. So relaxing. Great spot for reading, too.

:bananadance:Oh yeah, the CONTEST!!! Shockingly, it took EXACTLY six hours and that was even with making FIVE stops!!!!! So the winner is Laurie! Laurie, email me with your pick from my contemporary backlist and your address!

I’ll be back tomorrow –with pictures of wild horses, I hope!!!!


  1. Eve says:

    Wait Suzanne – big Tee shirt … hold it – yay pants (well technically shorts)!

    Congratulations Laurie!!

    Looks beautiful there and oh so peaceful. I hope you get to see the dolphins and wild horses.

  2. kacey says:

    wow, that’s a car full! But the place looks wonderful. And deserted. And that chair…well, I want to be sitting on it staring at the waves. Sigh.

  3. Melissa says:

    Man, Suz, that picture of you in the surf makes me :mrgreen: with envy. I need a vacation. Oh, :wall: that’s right I live a block from the beach. I need to get my butt down there asap and get in the ocean. I love the ocean! Glad you’re having a good time. If you get up at say 5ish you might find some prime seashells and see those horses.:hissyfit: Nobody told me about the horses when I was in the OB.

    Congrats Laurie! πŸ˜€

  4. Mary STella says:

    That looks like a beautiful vacation spot, Suzanne. Enjoy!

  5. Margery Scott says:

    Looks beautiful, Suzanne. I’m so jealous. I love to watch the ocean.

  6. Tori says:

    It looks and sounds heavenly! I hope the wild horses show up!

  7. Mechele Armstrong says:

    Congrats Laurie!

    And it looks so beautiful Suzanne. Wish I were there.:mrgreen:

  8. Cheryl S. says:

    It does look gorgeous there. And congrats Laurie.

  9. Mary says:

    Great picture of you in the ocean. Hope you are having fun, fun, fun, on the vacation.

  10. Cynthia says:

    Great pictures, Suzanne! Thanks for sharing. Have a great time!

  11. Michelle says:

    Ooooh, it looks just stunning. Love the beach. We had a family reunion at the Outer Banks, and it was just wonderful. πŸ™‚

  12. Mik says:

    It’s GORGEOUS there! Have a great time! πŸ™‚

  13. Sasha says:

    It’s Amazing! I had no idea there were places like that in North Carolina!

    Enjoy your holiday!

  14. ruby55 says:

    Way to go Laurie!:thumbsup:

    :shocked:Six hours! Are you sure there was no speeding involved *this* time.:grin:

    Like everyone else, I really wish that were me there. At least we had the sunshine yesterday.

    BTW, if all your Ts are as long as this one you shouldn’t really have a problem.:wigglebrow:

  15. Amy K. says:

    *big dramatic sigh*

    I’m SO jealous. It looks perfect!!! Enjoy it for me too. 😎

  16. Danica says:

    Oh how beautiful! I love it when you share pics@!

  17. Laurie says:

    Thanks everyone! Suzanne, always look forward to reading anything you write! Hope you continue to enjoy a relaxing break! Gorgeous pictures!

  18. TeresaH says:

    Congrats Laurie! It looks like a beautiful place to relax…I’m jealous. 😈

  19. Robyn says:

    Congrats Laurie and wow on the time to get there. Were there any ‘Are we there yet?’
    questions? hehehe.
    Hope you come back relaxed.:yes:

  20. Melissa Mc says:

    Oh, Suzanne, I would so like to be there with you! Enjoy it!

  21. ArmyWifeToddlerMom says:

    I too was going to say something about you having shorts on…..

    out in the middle of nowhere and shorts?

    I came to the conclusion you are an exhibisionist….

  22. Peggy says:

    I have no idea where the Outer Banks is, but it looks and sounds heavenly…lucky you!!! Enjoy. Hope those horses make a show.