Adventure: OBX Camping

Husband and I went camping for the first time this season — we’re embracing his newfound freedom (he has weekends off for the first time since we got married almost 5 years ago!). It was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing. A beautiful weekend. A campground reopening after the winter. A few months ago, we organized all of our camping gear, and it paid off. At about noon on Saturday, we threw all the bins of supplies in the bed of the truck, each packed a backpack of clothes, loaded up the pup and set off to the south.

We lounged at the site, cooked bison steaks over a charcoal grill, walked the beach, hunted for pretty shells, climbed sand dunes, stopped into The Frontporch Cafe for coffee and chai, got homemade ice cream in Manteo, did a little antiquing, and Husband even went surfing while Ginger and I slept in on Sunday. All in all, a successful trip!

Camping at Oregon InletThe view down into our campsite from the dunes at Oregon Inlet Campground. It was wonderful to be there when the campground wasn’t crowded, it wasn’t hot, and there weren’t any bugs!

Camping with the pupGinger is a great little camper and we love taking her with us.

Foggy spring dayVery foggy our first day there, loved watching the fog roll in and out over the water.

Husband in OBX

Ginger puppy

Beaches in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Playing with the dog at the beachGinger used to be terrified of the slightest puddle. She still doesn’t like waves, but tide pools are great!

Beaches in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Birds in OBX

Beaches in North Carolina

Beaches in North Carolina

The sun setting

Camping with a dog

Ginger got stuck with a cactus spineGinger got stuck with a cactus spine in her nose, that was a first. She also got sand burs in her paws several times. Always, always, always keep a close eye on your dogs while camping!

I think camping at Oregon Inlet the first weekend it opens in the spring might become a family tradition…

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