Motor Man and I threw caution to the wind and made a trip to the Outer Banks over the holiday weekend. Although there were LOTS of folks on the beach, traffic was surprisingly not horrendous on our trip there or back home.
It was a most interesting day. At one point, as we were driving along the beach, Motor Man spotted something tall up ahead and wondered what it could be. A little later, we discovered what he’d seen. Quite an unusual sight, indeed.
May I present, The Gypsy Queen:
We were told that The Gypsy Queen is a blending of two different boats, placed on a bus chassis.
Of course, we just had to have our picture taken with “the queen”.
As you can see, an impromptu painting party was taking place when we stopped. We met the owners, local residents, Mark and Kelly, and Motor Man took this picture of me with Mark.
Meanwhile, further up the beach, a fundraiser was taking place for the Carova Fire Department. One way to donate was to purchase a ride on the beach on the Monster Truck, Sasquatch.
Motor Man and I thought that would be fun, so we paid our money and climbed aboard.
There were times, however, that we questioned our decision to ride. “Doughnuts” in a Monster truck on the sand were more than a little scary. Warning: watching this video may cause vertigo! (And no, the police weren’t trying to make a traffic stop; the siren was an option on the megaphone being used to let everyone know about the fundraiser.)
But we were happy to contribute to a worthy cause.
We also saw 26 horses, including this beauty, checking out some new construction in the area.
What do you think, Buddy? Does it pass muster?
A boat on wheels, a Monster truck on the beach, and a horse doing a home inspection……I don’t know that we’ve ever had that much excitement on a day trip to the beach.
~These Days Of Mine~