(I love this one!)
(I happen to love this picture of Ben)
On our drive back we had to take some pictures to document the destruction from Hurricane Irene.
We heard that Irene didn't hard OBX as much as we'd feared, but we were wrong. It did not hurt Nags Head, but it did get stuck around the other islands.
We saw houses with wood siding torn off, sidewalks and step bridges collapsed, and water parks and mini golf courses that had to be shut down.
People have been cleaning out their flooded homes for the last two months, and so much debris still remains at the sides of the road that trucks can't pick it all up quick enough. We even drove past two makeshift trash dumps.
Goodbye, Outer Banks....
I can't wait to dig my toes in that amazing sand again next year!