Pre-OBX Adventure

I was going to write 1 post for our vacation, but it looks like it's going to be a multi-parter!

We just got back from vacation Saturday night after a week in the Outer Banks. Since we left the 4th of July, we rode up to some friends' house in Va. and spent the night. We hadn't seen them in about 3 years, when their property looked like this:

(Our first big trip in our trailer was to their property!)

And now it looks like this:

(Yep, the outhouse is still there, but look how the grass has grown in!) I can't believe I didn't get a picture of their gorgeous house! When you walk in the front door, you get this kind of view:
I could have sat in their living room all night and just stared at the view. I don't know how they get anything done! After going out for dinner, we came back to this:
(Rain in the distance)

The views in the morning were just as awesome:

The transformation of the property is just incredible. When they found this land, it was all woods. They cleared all of it themselves, and did some really cool upgrades inside the house. I really wish I had taken pictures of their house...their shower is just amazingly cool! :)
This property is something very special. It has taken them years to be able to get rid of their RV they were living in. They still have their "regular" house 3 hours away from this one; they've done everything on weekends and vacations. An awful lot of sweat and aggravation has gone in to their amazing house.
He mentioned he wanted to "make the blog". How's this, Chip?  Not only did you "make" the got a WHOLE POST!


  1. What beautiful pictures! Since you forgot to take pictures of the house, I guess that gives you an excuse to visit again. lol

  2. Lots of hard work going into your friends' house, but wow, lots of progress and what a view indeed!


  3. Wow. What a view!

    Kathy (from Reflections by Kathy)

  4. Wow, what a beautiful piece of property they have!

  5. What a lovely, lovely piece of property! You are right about the views!!


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