Every year Tommy and I head to the Outer Banks to meet up with old college friends and take some time off to catch up with everyone. I'm so happy that we've been able to do this trip every year for the past four years and that I have such wonderful people to spend that time with. This year we went down to Salvo and now I don't think I'll ever be able to stay any further north in the Outer Banks. The beaches were void of other people, the sand was soft, the water warm, and all the houses were hidden by the dunes, so it feels like civilization is far, far away. This was a perfect vacation and here I am - almost a month later - still having a tough time getting out of vacation mode!