Although we weren't able to visit Ocracoke Island this vacation, Sweetheart represented! Lol!
This was actually Claytor Lake where we took a day to enjoy sand, sun, water and fun.
I decided to stop fighting it and enjoyed the two weeks of vacation Sweetheart and I had together, which also included time to celebrate his birthday.
We even made an overnight trip to visit one of our daughters.
Summer was hot and muggy as usual. It seems the rain came ending our outdoor fun just as the vacation was over.
Our local parks and lakes shut down after Labor Day, but the water becomes too cold to enjoy after that anyway.
Fall comes early here in the Blue Ridge Mountains and I am looking forward to it! ;)