Outer Banks CampingDecember 6, 2010
Before this trip, we beach-camped once at Assateague island and it was pretty awesome. So we had really high hopes for OBX camping since it was going to be at the KOA Cape Hatteras campground, which is private (i.e. not part of a state or national) and should be less crowded generally speaking. Being the July 4th weekend, we knew traffic was going to be mad crazy so we left at 6AM. Luckily, there wasn’t any traffic at all until we hit the Wright Memorial bridge crossing over to Outer Banks. Didn’t want to miss a World Cup quarterfinals match so we stopped at Hooters, lunched and watched Germany ass-whip Argentina *facepalm*.
Anyway, after the match we went food shopping and headed to the campground. About 30 minutes south of Kitty Hawk Hooters, we got there and my jaw dropped. It looked at a zoo + circus + playland combined. There were so many people that every available piece of land was occupied by either a tent or an RV. Dream shattered … not really, but it was kind of disappointing since I kinda expected to be at least as cool as Assateague. Anyhow, we were assigned this corner lot surrounded by RVs and popup tent trailers. Setting up was easy. When we finished, we just hung out and everybody was probably hoping for the sun to go soon because it was stupid hot.
Despite the crowd and heat, we spent three nights and had a blast everyday. The beach was surprisingly not crowded at all. One thing that was a really annoying though. Everyday, except July 4th, a garbage truck would come around 7AM and practically make you up whether Â you want to or not. Anyway, another great trip this year but will definitely rent a house next time.