Crowds Flock to Emerald Isle to Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday

In spite of $4 a gallon gas, large crowds gathered at the Crystal Coast town of Emerald Isle. The beaches were jammed, the DQ was filled with those seeking to satisfy their sweet tooth (hats off to Glenn’s team!) and the restaurants had long lines with equally long wait times (Jordan’s Seafood was awesome Saturday night-we did takeout!). Everyone (locals and vacationers) seem to accept the long lines and enjoy this 4th of July holiday.

Fireworks All Along the Shores of the Crystal Coast!

Of course, you would expect thousands to pack the beach in Emerald Isle to watch fireworks launched from the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier and they did. No one was disappointed as the display went off without a hitch. Even the visitors and home owners along the beach joined in the celebration setting off their own aerial display to the delight of all. The weather was ideal with clear balmy breezes. The Friday night air was heavy with exploding works of art all up and down the beach.

A Holiday Weekend to Remember!

One of the wonderful aspects to a quick get-away to the NC Coast is the interesting people you meet for the first time and getting reacquainted with those you may have seen years ago. Even the kids got in on the action making instant new friends. Our five year old grandson Taylor bonded with many new playmates along the Emerald Isle shores including Jackson and Campbell from Durham. For all of us, this truly was a memorable 4th of July!

Now it’s Your Turn!

What was a highlight of your 2008 4th of July?

Until my next post,