If you're ever in North Carolina...go to the beach. That is exactly what I'm doing this weekend! The beaches of N.C. are a treat for your senses. Here are some pictures of my last visit to the Outer Banks. Above the Bodie Lighthouse in all its glory.
The Outer Banks is famously known for the wild horses that roam the beach in an enclosed, protected wildlife refuge. Many believe the horses were brought to the Outer Banks as early as 1523 by Spanish explorers. The horses have been there ever since and live among the locals and tourists. You are not allowed to ride, feed, or go near them (for their protection - thank goodness), but they are a unique and beautiful site to see on the beach.
And the houses at Outer Banks? Really crazy, beautiful, and even a bit over-commercialized. Can you imagine what all those rooms are filled with? Quite possible the new coastal collection at Pottery Barn.