Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
We are extensively traveling around...working and having a blast...Life is Grand!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First There Was Bill...Now Danny!

With only 10 more days before we are on the road again, we are so ready to head off this sandbar! Our jobs have been fun, management has been great, we have met many wonderful friends but these past few weeks have been emotionally draining with the threatening weather. And, even though Danny will be much closer than Bill got to us, the good news is that it probably won't even reach a Hurricane...whew! We may get high water, wicked waves, strong winds, and lots of rain but still it could be so much worse.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Documenting Hurricane Bill...Final Phase...

This photo from weather.com is and has been so disturbing for me, from looking at it, it is as if we should be worried but in fact we have not had any really bad weather at all due to Bill. This photo makes it look much worse than anything we have had come our way. There is always a breeze here, many times, downright windy, but, for the past few days it has been eerily calm.

Today, was a bit different, we had a few storms come through with loads of rain and lots of wind. The waves are a bit wilder then they have been in the past few days and the tide is very high. We have had many cancelled reservations due to the fear of Bill but then we have had just as many new folks wanting to come to see the huge waves. The difference in people is exactly what makes this world go around and makes me realize just how lucky we are to be living our dream. Here are the final photos of Hurricane Bill, he has passed us and will not be causing any more havoc for us, so on to our other adventures.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Documenting Hurricane Bill Continued...

Again, not much change but they assure us that tomorrow the surf will be dangerous, for now many folks are just out enjoying the bigger waves. We are still waiting for that trough to deflect Bill in a northeast direction but again they assure us that it will, otherwise, it looks like it is heading straight for Cape Hatteras and there will not be enough time to get us all off the island. We are not worrying, since we know that the Universe never gives us anything more than we can handle and together we will get through this as we do everything else in our lives. After all the weather predictors can’t be that far off…could they?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Documenting Hurricane Bill Continued...

Even though it may not look it with these photos, the weather alerts are beginning to come in for this area, high surf advisory, dangerous rip currents, and a chance of some pretty tough swells. The good news is they do not believe at this time that Bill will directly hit this area…thank goodness…but that we should continue to closely monitor the weather reports for further updates since it has not yet made the expected turn. This turn will occur once the trough from the north meets up with Bill to deflect him back into the Atlantic.

We are looking forward to tomorrow’s photos, they should start showing the changes that they have been predicting.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Documenting Hurricane Bill Continued...

Not much change but be assured...it will change! The weather channel still states it will not touch ground here at Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks, we will only be feeling the winds and of course the rip tides and major waves. We have been receiving inquiries and changes of reservations due to the approaching weather but we probably won't be evacuated, so we will be able to continue to document this storm.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Documenting Hurricane Bill

Beginning today and continuing until the threat of Bill has passed us, we will be documenting what effect Hurricane Bill has on Cape Hatteras shoreline. We will attempt to take the exact photos every morning at around 9am just to show the changes...not sure how it will go but keep watching to see what changes occur. They are predicting today that it will veer north but the waves will be at least 20' on this shore by Saturday.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Not Looking Forward to Bill's Arrival

A hurricane has always been a possibility being on this sandbar, or better known as the Outer Banks in North Carolina, but we have always hoped it would not happen. It is still possible that if Bill’s Projected Path is on target we may not have to evacuate. But, how comfortable are we going to be knowing it is just miles off the coast and what sort of waves and/or weather will it bring. If the weather forecasters were more predictable, we would not be so worried but there have been too many natural disasters lately that were “unexpected” and we do not want to be in the middle of that scenario.

We only have 20 more days until we are to get back on the main land traveling once again and for us it could not get here soon enough. We have enjoyed our time here, the weather has been great, the people have been marvelous, and the management is superb but we are so ready to get back on the road again and now with this hurricane…well…we are just a bit more anxious to head out.

We spent the day preparing our rig for departure, just in case it comes earlier than expected, saying a little prayer and keeping our fingers crossed that Bill doesn’t come close to us!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Another New Camera

We wanted a smaller, more compact camera...we bought a Kodak but Jerry dropped it and it broke. Thank goodness we bought it at Wal-Mart and their return policy on electronic items is return within 30 days...we were right on the day. We then bought this great Nikon CoolPix S220 at Circuit City at a great price, no taxes, no charge for shipping and we received it within 3 days. We also bought our 22" TV and our GPS through them as well and absolutely love the products and customer service!

Here is one of the photos of tonights sunset on the Sound...others can be viewed at our J&K Creations Blog.