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Old 05-11-2006, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Mapquest says the drive from Manteo to Morehead City via the Outer Banks is 5 hours and 20 minutes. Yes, to beaches and places to stop along the way.

The NC Blue Ridge Mountains are nothing like the Rocky Mountains. Our mountains are much, much smaller due to their age compared to the Rockies. The Parkway is an easy drive. Kind of like a paved two-lane country road, but with a much lower speed limit. Plenty of places to pull over, stretch your legs and get a closer look around.

http://www.wabweb.net/verkehr/bilder/usa/blueridge/brp1.jpg (broken link)

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Old 05-11-2006, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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A little more road detail on this map of the Outer Banks.

http://www.outerbanks.org/img/map-travel.gif (broken link)
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:03 PM
 
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Ahh... thanks for pointing that out! So what part of the Outer Banks would everyone recommend? If we can't just drive along the whole thing...
Are there any particularly nice or pretty areas?
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Lots of great suggestions. The Outer Banks are lovely.

My personal favorite coastal location is Southport and Oak Island - located south of Wilmington. Much less crowded than the Outer Banks. Mostly locals in Southport and Oak Island. I absolutely love it there.
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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Calm down. The smokies are nothing like the Rockies.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:32 AM
 
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Ok... I'm calming... probably I'll love the mountains and never want to come home. That's what I'm hoping, anyway. The pictures I've seen look just wonderful, nothing scary at all. It's the sharp, jaggedness of the Rockies that got to me. I know the NC mountains aren't like that, so hopefully this will be a whole 'nother ball game.
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Topsail Island, NC
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Topsail Island is about thirty minutes from I-40. Our beach is truly a wonderful
family area and we do have campgrounds. Check the Topsail Island
Chamber of Commerce.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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If you do the Outer Banks from the north, go all the way to Ocracoke, otherwise you're missing the best part of the trip. You only have 2 or 3 days, so you'll be driving most of the time to get down the Outer Banks from GSO. Consider New Bern or Wilmington, Atlantic Beach for a much shorter drive, but less scenic.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Topsail Beach
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The outer banks and you can camp on Hatteras.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:12 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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The outer banks and you can camp on Hatteras.
unless they was walking and lol even probably by walking Im sure they have made it to the coast.

This thread is over a year and few months old.
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