June 16, 2010


so vacations are pretty few and far between around here – especially as wedding season is gearing up! but if I’ve learned anything, it’s that it is a necessity to take some time for yourself with people you love – and I love my hubs! this is our third year going to ocracoke in early june. our anniversary is june 4th and this year we celebrated 5 years. ocracoke and the outer banks in general is just a great place to get away from it all. not that far of a drive, you feel miles away from everything, especially on ocracoke. when we go, we throw our bikes in the back of the truck and once we get on the island, we don’t get back in the truck til it’s time to go. I seem to immediately relax as soon as we board the ferry and I needed it – bad! while I am so very grateful for the way gillette portrait arts is growing and thriving, I needed a recharge and some downtime with roland – and we got it. we stayed at the crews inn b & b which I HIGHLY recommend to anyone traveling to ocracoke. it’s a beautiful home smack in the center of town but it’s SO quiet and peaceful. nothing has locks, not even the guest rooms which I kinda loved and the innkeepers couldn’t have been nicer as well as our fellows guests. many an afternoon were spent on the wrap around porches meeting new people and drinking lemonade. for better or worse, I don’t shoot much when I’m on vacation. it’s one of my goals this year, to document our lives as much I do for other people and I did, but not a lot. to be honest, when I’m on a break, sometimes I’d rather be holding a book than a camera


the path to “nowhere” :) (it actually led to the village’s general store)





my handsome hubs



we went to go dip our toes in the ocean one last time right before we boarded the ferry and roland said we don’t have a photo of us this trip – oh yeah…. a picture of both of us – what a conccept! so a nice guy with a very cool dog snapped this one – gotta love the squinty eyes!


until next june…. or maybe this fall…. :)

  • looks like a beautiful getaway. you certainly deserve it! we camped there years ago. these pix make me want to go back. maybe for our 1 year…..

  • Katie Wilhelm

    These are awesome. I’m glad you were able to escape for a bit!