June 2001 - Trip to Outer Banks (Avon, NC)
On the way down to North Carolina, Nate and Jeff stopped in to see a fellow OU
alum in Raleigh, NC. Clint lives there with his wife and the two are
expecting their first. It's just difficult for me to imagine him as a
respectable father figure.
Arrived at the house ("Watercolors") in Avon on the Outer Banks.
Paul looking down on us from one of the myriad decks the place had.
The first evening there Mike, Nate, and Jeff decided to do some fishing and
crabbing on the sound side of the islands. We drove around until we found
a drive we could pull into and this abandoned house was overlooking the sounds.
Little did we know we'd then have to walk a half mile through tick-infested
underbrush - not a fun experience.
And, of course, we took along some beers for the occasion.
Soundside. Mike baiting his line.
Mike and Nate.
Nate, Jeff, and Mike preparing to do battle.
Nate and Mike out in the sound. You could walk out quite a ways before the
water got deep at all.
Nate fishing solo.
Nate and Mike admiring the view.
On shore watching the sun set.
Finally, after hours of frustration, Mike struck it rich and caught a Fish
Head. Fish Head's aren't much to eat, but they'll give you a good fight
when reeling them in.
Walking back to the car we came upon the abandoned house again.
Back at the house: Robyn, Bill, Paul, and Jill hanging out.
At the beach that night, around the fire: Paul, Robyn, Bill, Dan, Nate,