Monday, October 13, 2008

KDH Day One - Tony Breathes a Sigh of Relief

We often rent a really nice condo in the Pirate's Cove development on Roanoke Island just before you cross the causeway out to the barrier islands. This time though we wanted two things that place doesn't have - an ocean view and high speed internet access. So I did some searching on Sun Realty's website and came up with this place to stay, just across the line from Nags Head to Kill Devil Hills. Now we've always had good luck with Sun Realty but our choices have not always been good. The condo in Duck we tried would have been great for 4 guys hanging out and drinking beer all weekend but it was not particularly romantic. And the first house we rented in Duck had such a creepy vibe in the master bedroom that we spent the week sleeping on the sofa in the great room (which turned out to be not that bad and the week we spent turned out okay).

So anyway, I was a little concerned that we'd get out there and find that the place was a disaster, but instead found a romantic little second floor condo with a beautiful view over the dune to the ocean, a private balcony with a hot tub, working broadband access and the only real problem was having to lug all of our stuff up two flights of stairs. Score! The other huge benefit was the proximity to other places we needed to get to, like beach rentals, restaurants (although we were disappointed to find that Mama Kwan's was closed for redoing), grocery stores and other necessities.

After lugging an XTerra full of stuff up the stairs, we drove the horrible long distance (all of about 800 yards) to the Harris Teeter for beer, food and beer (I kid - I was actually quite uncharacteristically moderate the whole week) and then walked the half a mile down the beach road to Red Drum Taphouse for a really nice dinner and a couple of Dogfish 60 Minute IPAs. After that is was back to the condo and the hot tub (did I mention that it is on a private balcony - with privacy?) and one of the best night's sleep I've had in awhile. Until...

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