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One of the things that stands out to me, as a long time (most of my life) resident of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is that not only do we love our own pets, but we have organizations here that work actively to protect, care for and promote adoption of cats and dogs on th

Well, I have to admit that this time of year is my favorite on the Outer Banks. Yes, I know it is cold (some days) and windy (a lot more days), but it is also very beautiful and peaceful and gives me a chance to recharge.

Christmas is over, the New Year is here...and NOW, in my opinion, it is really and truly the off-season on the Outer Banks. Several more restaurants closed after New Years Eve, there are just not many people visiting this time of year and traffic is  much lighter. 

We are having a very nice, warm December with temps in the 60's and 70's. Yes, the AC has been turned on a couple of times and yep, we are still wearing shorts, flip flops and t-shirts. Well, actually many OBXers wear that all year long, no matter what.

Although it does not feel like winter here on the Outer Banks, as I write this on December fact it will BE winter on the 22nd. We have had temps in the mid 60's and low 70's for about a week. Very mild, very nice.

Every year Village Realty holds fund raisers for the Outer Banks Angel Gift Program, to help families in need over the holidays.

Saturday, November 21, was sunny and mild and a good day to run some pre-Thanksgiving errands. For some strange reason, I was up and awake by 7 am on my day we got an early start.

When you live on the Outer Banks:

...and you travel, either the people you meet will know and love and have been to the Outer Banks or they will say "Where?".

The Annual Outer Banks Marathon Weekend is a big event for our area. Lots of participants and their friends and family will be here to run or cheer on the marathoners. The OBX now has many marathons, half-marathons, "runcations", and other fun races all year long.

It is that time of year...I am seeing more restaurants with closed signs up and seeing Facebook posts about closings. However that does not mean there are not still places to eat, shops to go to, and things to do on the Outer Banks.