….and hopefully hopefully hopefully he becomes our new President (but I hate to jinx it so I’ll keep to the blog topic at hand)…
We’re heading to North Carolina, the Outer Banks, for a re-do of the visit that was shortened because of a storm coming up the coast.
To a one, my family says No to Florida. They don’t see me happy there at all, mostly because there’s so little change in the weather, other than from warm and sunny to oppressively warm and humid.
I’m an autumn person by personality and winter is much more to my liking than summer, so when I say Can’t wait to buy a house in Florida, I’m met with looks like Who is this person talking?
I’m naturally drawn to the water – from my years on Chappaquiddick to RI, there’s a calling of hearing the surf. It’s a greater calling than let’s say the mountains. Some people are naturally drawn to live in the mountains (one of my children is missing her Vail days and might forsake all that NYC has to offer and head back west).
I truly can’t stand living with no view here in Bedford. so whatever comes next will HAVE to have a mega view. Views cost, and cost a lot when it comes to living on the ocean.
We’re hanging out in Corolla as the base, a very simple Hampton Inn on the ocean and we’ll use that base to spend a week driving through all the OBX towns.
Duck, NC is the town many of our friends are sending us to first – that and Corolla we are told will be to our liking. Well, maybe, but I sure am not seeing a house I can AFFORD. I’d take this one in Duck, NC, on the freaking ocean, move right in, even the furnishings are perfect (except the dining room chairs), says it was owned by a duPont, so I probably know them but it begs the question, why are they selling?
Here’s a house for a million LESS asking price – the exterior looks great, but one photo of the interior says No way. It’s awful interior finishes.
The interior looks very cheap builder grade -the cabinets in the kitchen, the granite, everything is wrong, at least to my eye. To each her own.
The second house says its in Southern Shores, NC and this is why we are heading down there for a look see. I haven’t a clue about towns in the OBX – what IS Southern Shores and is that why this house is a million less price tag? It could be like Bedford Hills is to Bedford. Sorry friends in Bedford Hills, but you KNOW I’m right! 🙂
We’ll do the Kitty Hawk thing. We’ll walk the beaches. Look in realtors windows. Get a flavor of who lives in these towns off-season. I bet not too many, but I don’t know.
I’m always game for advice, suggestions, what to see, where to eat. What towns to seriously look at to live in. And of course, if you think this is utterly stupid, feel free to say so.
TGIF. I’ll end with a little Friday Funny. It’s an old political cartoon by the brilliant AF Branco, but what with the recent d***ing bimbos comment about Bill, this one has resurfaced for another round of enjoyment.!