Visitors to Ocracoke often ask us residents where WE go for vacation. The answer, of course, depends on whom you ask, but most of us take time away from the island in the winter months. Some travel to warm islands in the Caribbean. Others fly to Central America, Europe, or more exotic countries in Asia or Oceana. Some hunt in Montana. Still others book cruises to Alaska. Many visit family and friends throughout the United States. Some simply enjoy Ocracoke in the quiet months of the off-season.
In recent years I have made several trips each winter to visit Lou Ann in northeast Indiana. I am there as I write, having left my house in the care of Amy & David and my brother & his girlfriend. I will share some of our plans and adventures these next couple of weeks...and I will keep you updated about island life as I hear from family and friends back home.
Here are a couple of photos our friend Fred Wooley took of Lou Ann and me at Pokagan State Park. We like to spend time there hiking in the woods. This time Fred loaned us some snow shoes. You can click on a photo to see a larger image.