Waiting For Your Outer Banks Rental Check in?

Check_in_Day_Outer_BanksOuter Banks Rental Check In

You cannot wait to check into your beach rental, throw on your swimsuit and go dive in waves of the Outer Banks. The hours and seconds tick away slowly on your first few minutes in the OBX as you wait patiently for check in time.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Lunch and Dinner at the Jolly Roger

In third grade, my teacher announced that we would be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green hats and giving ourselves fake Irish names. And so was born that great Celtic patriot Francis McLam, and next to me was the even-more-improbable sounding Mike O’Gotkowski. Our friend Michael O’Reilly was now — in the face of all this Irishness — no longer sufficiently Irish, and so he became Michael McO’Reilly. It was my first inkling of how strange Americans are about traditions on St. Patrick’s Day, a feeling reinforced years later by watching people of all races and ethnicities pretend at Irishness by getting plowed on green beer and painting themselves like leprechauns. But despite all this, maybe the most straightforward of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, eating the corned beef and cabbage, is secretly one of the strangest. Continue reading