The Gypsy Queen, Sasquatch And A Home Inspection

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~


13 responses to “The Gypsy Queen, Sasquatch And A Home Inspection

  1. You went to the biggest party on the beach! The Carova Fire Dept. Fund Raiser! They advertised everywhere and of course it was for a good cause! What a gorgeous horse and loved the boat/van party cruiser! Mark even looked familiar! You had a party fun day on the beach and glad you both enjoyed it!! and do you know, traffic was a breeze all weekend, except on the bypass at times. Weather at the beach made up for it, it was marvelous all weekend except 11/2 hour Sunday night–I will take that. Loved the pictures. What a unexpected adventure!

  2. That’s a really cool boat.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  3. Interesting boat on the beach……sounds to me like you had quite a weekend full of adventure.


  4. Wow! What a fun weekend you two had! 🙂

  5. What an adventurous trip! So glad you had such a good time. Never a dull moment at the beach or with Motor Man and Motor Mommy.

  6. A triple adventure that day !
    Great title !

  7. You guys had a teenager-y day! How exciting. But have to love the gorgeous horse checking out the new construction. She looks like a ‘gypsy queen’ too!

  8. What fun you two have!

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    You can find the most fun things when you are not trying!! What a great trip!

  10. Hey, we were just down your way last week! Made it to OBX, but didn’t see any wild horses. It was fun to get a peek at that coast, even if we didn’t do everything we wanted to…just gives us another reason to visit again! ~ Happy June! ~ Sheila

  11. Have to agree, that is an interesting boat! Nice day trip always when it includes the beach!

  12. Wonderful! You & MM have the coolest adventures.
    Such fun vehicles.
    Love the horse, he’s a beauty. 🙂

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