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Nags Head, North Carolina MUSTs

3 Jan


RelaxInn B&B  – We LOVED this place.



Sam & Omie’s Restaurant – We LOVED this restaurant.  It has a nice neighborly atmosphere.  I recommend having your drinks and food at the bar.


–  Fat Boyz Ice Cream & Grill

Pamlico Jacks – Beautiful sunset.



– We liked hanging out at the beach near Jennette’s Pier.


– Visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial and fly a kite.


– Shop at the outlets in Nags Head, NC.

– Walk around Manteo, NC.

– Visit the beach near Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and on the side of the camping area.  We bought snacks and waters for the day at the fishing center.

– See the house that was used for the movie “Nights in Rodanthe.”   The Inn is in Hatteras Island, NC and can be rented.

President’s Day Weekend in West Virginia

26 Feb

Matt, five of our friends, and I rented a cabin in Cabins, West Virginia for President’s Day weekend.  If you are within driving distance to West Virginia and have an interest in skiing, the outdoors, or even just relaxing, I highly recommend renting a cabin in West Virginia for a weekend.  The following was our itinerary, which I followed with suggestions for other activities.


Leave DC around noon.  Drive to Charles Town, WV and go to Hollywood Casino (DO if you like casinos – correct me if I am wrong, but it is probably the best one in this region, DON‘T if you are like me and despise casinos).  After the casino, drive to Moorefield, WV and get groceries for the weekend.  Then drive to cabin.  We rented a cabin from Harman’s North Fork Cottages.  Our cabin had a grill, fire pit, jacuzzi, cable, internet, etc. and it was on a river.  Our night was spent cooking dinner, watching TV, and just relaxing.


Woke up at 6:30am to get ready to go skiing at Timberline in Davis, WV (about an hour away).  Spent day skiing at Timberline.  I LOVE the Salamander trail.  It’s two miles long and a green. Leave ski resort around 4:30pm.  At the cabin we built a bonfire, made smores, ate good food, jumped into the hot tub, played board games, and relaxed.


Repeat Saturday.


Pack up to go back to DC.


There are so many other activities that we could have added to our itinerary.  If I had not been so sick I would have been up for many more of these activities.  The following is a list of other activities you could engage in WV during winter:

No matter the season, there are many great activites to do in West Virginia.  I highly recommend a visit to West Virginia.

Memorial Day Weekend in Colorado

23 Jan

The following is a sample Memorial Day weekend itinerary:

Friday:  Arrive.  Drive to Georgetown, CO.  Eat some ice cream and go antique shopping.  Take a ride on the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad.  Grab some dinner.  I highly recommend Thieu Uy Dong’s Vietnamese Cuisine (4701 Peoria St. #47, Denver, CO 80239).  My dad says that Thieu Uy Dong’s restaurant has the most authentic Vietnamese cuisine he has had outside of Vietnam.

Saturday:  Go fishing.  Long day of fishing is followed up by a BBQ at the Colorado house.  For visitors, I recommend walking around Denver’s 16th Street Mall.

Sunday:  Drive to Estes Park, CO.  See the Stanley Hotel.  If open, drive Trail Ridge Road/U.S. Highway 34, the highest continuous highway in the U.S., according to Wikipedia.  Drive back to Red Rocks.  See Red Rocks and then drive to The Fort for dinner.  Try “exotic” meats like elk, buffalo, quail, Rocky Mountain oysters, and bison tongue.  Or, just go for the steak, which is delicious.

Monday: Drive through small mountain towns to go gold panning.  My dad and I go gold panning in Black Hawk, CO, in particular at Vics Gold Panning.   If you like gambling, go through Central City, CO.   Take late flight home today or on Tuesday morning.

Here are some other suggestions for a Memorial Day weekend trip:

Enjoy Colorado!