Thursday, May 21, 2009

East Coast Tour - May 21, 2009

What a difference a day makes! Beautiful day on the Outer Banks. Little cool starting out (high 60's) but by 11 am the sun was warm and the there was little wind.

We we're both tired today and wanted a low key day.

After breakfast we took the bikes (minus all our luggage) for a nice ride down Rt 12 N to the end of the outer banks. In order to continue we would have had to have 4 wheel drive - this is the area that the wild mustang horses roam....another trip.

Stopped at Fishbone's Sunset Grill overlooking the water. Beautiful spot...we lingered here enjoying our lunch as if we were in a fine dining establishment. I think if hammocks were available we would have stayed the entire afternoon!!!

It's funny...after a month on the road, we have determined that Cindy is definitely the "foodie" and during the initial draft of the blog always includes lots of details re: the lunch and dinner entrees that eventually get edited out. Shar is all about including ride details. Ultimately we try to provide a balance.

After lunch we stopped at a couple of places looking for Becks and water. Apparently Heineken is the beer of choice on OBX. We finally stopped at the "Brew Thru"...yes it is like it sounds a "drive through beverage center". Jackpot....they carried both Becks and Fiji water. I even got a "Brew Thru" shot glass for my collection!

After leaving the "Brew Thru" we headed back to the hotel to enjoy a quiet afternoon on the pier listening to the ocean, watching guys fish and have a couple of pops.

We decided that based on the extended forecast we would leave the outer banks tomorrow vs. Friday.

Headed out early on Thursday and spent some time at the Kitty Hawk Wright Brothers Memorial (pretty cool) followed by a quick stop at Kitty Hawk Harley Davidson.

Sun was shining and there was minimal winds so crossing the bridge was NO PROBLEM!!!

Stopped in Elizabethtown NC for lunch at Van's the towns oldest pizza joint. Landed in Roanokes Rapids NC for the evening after a long day of riding through many small towns and lots of farmland.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Tim/Mike - Have fun in Palm Springs!

Cin & Shar

Fishbone's Sunset Grill

Self Portrait - Good Thing Shar has Long Arms


  1. I can't believe the sunshine--finally! You both look so happy. I love vacations.

  2. Howdy Girls,
    I've been googling some of the places you've stopped at like Morgan's and Fishbones. Feel like I'm right there with you. It also makes me realize how badly I want vacation to start!!!

  3. Actually did a marathon last Nov in OBX! Gorgeous place, ran right by the Wright Brother's Monument. Glad to hear you guys are still having fun! Where next?