since everybody else is doing it, I thought i'd start a recurring thread of my travels about our state, so here we go... this is Kat, the poor girl I convinced to marry me some years ago (she's Smellykat on here) se has recently quit her job to go back to school, an endeavor that essentially guarantees our future life will be one of wealth and happiness! she's going to become... a middle school science teacher! so, its her spring break, and I find myself available so,a ride is planned. initially we were planning to ride down to New Orleans, but after some thought, the Outer Banks seemed like a much more relaxing option so, I loaded the pelicans on the 950, and strapped a borrowed set of wolfman soft bags (thanks Pete) onto Kats husky 630, and off we went .Kinda We actually cheated a little, and trailered the bikes out to Raleigh NC, as riding down I40 sucks, and adds significant distance to the trip, without any real upside. But, then we were on the bikes! So, we have been out to the outer banks a few times over the years, and find the top end to be distasteful. Too many people, to much Bullshit(with the exeption of the Wright brothers Museum, which is AWESOME, and highly recommended!) So we decided to take HWY 64 out of Raleigh, all the way out to Roanoke Island for our first nights destination. Easy ride, mostly a 70MPH 4 lane with minimal traffic, and some CRAZY HUGE farms(none of which I took pictures of! Scoured the Internet, and found a Pretty cool B&B in Manteo (the town on Roanoke island) Owned by John and Noel. Super cool people, with a bunch of history around. johns Grand father was the guy who sent the original telegram about the Wright Brothers first flight! so, we pulled up to our place, and found it to be really cool the building pictured is an ongoing project, and the actual house is a late 1800's house still filled with old family furniture and pictures. Pretty cool place. we walked into town, and found the restaurant/bar open, so we had a huge ass cheese burger and some beers, and called it a night!