We actually had to get up early Friday morning--before 9 am! Bobby, Macy, Julie, Brandon, Alyssa and I went kayaking in the Roanoke Sound. Rod (who has his own kayak) stayed home with Kaylin and Josh. This kayak trip was through the local state park, was led by a park ranger, and was FREE. It was a neat trip. The park ranger told us about the history of the Outer Banks, the history of the state park, and about the wildlife around the area. Bobby kayaked with Macy, I went with my nephew Brandon, and my sister-in-law Julie went with Brandon's girlfriend Alyssa.
We went back to the condo for lunch, and from our deck we watched about 10 or 15 dolphins play in the water directly in front of the water. We thought we saw something the day before, but weren't sure. It was about the same time, so we think they come every day at that time.
In the afternoon we went back to the state park, which had a neat beach area on the sound side. The kids were out about 200 yards with the water just up to their waist, and could have kept going! The whole sound was never any deeper than 3 or 4 feet. Perfect place for the kids to play! We spent the afternoon splashing, playing in the sand and snorkeling.
Rod took out his kayak, and took Josh and Kaylin on kayak rides, since they didn't get to go on the big kayak trip. Kaylin told me later it was the "bestest part" of the trip!