Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Home Is an Island

Frank and I left Ocracoke on December 21st and returned on January 7th. We went to Salisbury, Maryland-Chesapeake City, Maryland- Bedford, Pa.- Dublin, Ohio- Camby, Indiana and back the same way again. We visited mothers, and sisters and brothers, sons and daughters-in-law, grandaughters, neices and nephews and many friends. We went to stores, taverns, museums, galleries, restaurants and every single Burger King between here and Indiana thanks to Frank and some coupons he got on Christmas. We had more fun than two people have a right to have. We laughed til we cried. We cried because we left people we love and won't see again for too long. We decided that 14 degrees is too cold for any human being to endure . We decided that we hate traffic more than 14 degrees and we were so happy to get home to the quiet of the island. We just wish we could have brought everybody we love home with us. Excuse me while I grab a tissue. Jude

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is inspired by an April, 1942 article about the island in The State magazine. You can read it here.


  1. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Philip, Sounds like you had a well deserved road trip. Just like my best friend and I do when we come to Ocracoke. You can never laugh too much, travel enough, or spend enough time with good friends. The only thing that I will disagree about is the cold weather...I prefer the 20 degrees below zero that we are having this weekend in New England!!!

  2. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Sounds like good road trip, full of the important things in life.
    BUT I really feel sorry for you, that many Burger Kings, I wonder how you could have enjoyed the trip.

  3. Anonymous8:30 AM

    There are some nice salad selections on the BK menu if you look and you don't have to get fries all the time and the fact it is a flame broiled burger has its good points and no I don't own BK stock and it no doubt presented an opportunity to write to headquarters wow great service in X-town or what a mistake the BK in XYCity was not up to snuff - you would probably get more coupons for your candor!!!!!

  4. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Jude, I hope you had a nice time in Chesapeake City. That's where I live. Were you visiting relatives?
    Beth Moore
    Ches. City, MD