We've been having a wonderful time in North Carolina's beautiful Outer Banks -- one of the loveliest coastal areas anywhere.
There are forest preserves, sloping dunes, historic villages, endless beaches, picturesque lighthouses, winding roads, lazy lagoons, beckoning docks and quaint cottages everywhere.
And this is the perfect time of year to be here. The weather is still mild, the sky is an enchanting blue, the sun is at just the right angle and it's all very economical.
Plus, it's great to be in a Red State -- especially right now! 😉
Enjoy these snapshots.