Back in the summer of 1993 when my family headed to Nags Head for a week,
I didn’t know this amazing place would one day be our home.
Our group ranged in age from 1 month to 65 years, so we were on the lookout for places to visit and things to do that everyone would enjoy.
Our top three choices were visiting the Wright Brothers Memorial, touring Fort Raleigh, and then attending a performance of the Lost Colony. Very different activities that allowed our large group to have fun while learning about this special area.
I’ll never forget the memories we made back then visiting our OBX national parks.
When I heard that Outer Banks Forever was forming,
I was excited to learn that in my backyard I could experience and support the intersection of my loves of history and nature.
I have visited at least one national park, historic site, historic landmark, or historic trail in 49 states and two U.S. territories. (See photo above from Yellowstone National Park!)
The more visible supporters a national park has, the better chance it will thrive.
Outer Banks Forever has put OBX on the map when it comes to regular people like me being able to support our area’s national parks.
The most immediate way I could make an impact to protect and preserve our OBX national parks was to become a