Blogging From A to Z Challenge – R

Owens Marquee

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. ~ Virginia Wolf

Blogging From A to Z Challenge – R

“R” is for restaurant; in this case Owens’ Restaurant.

In keeping with the Travel theme, I immediately thought of all the great restaurants that I’ve visited through the years. But there’s one that stands out from the rest and that is Owens’. It’s located in Nags Head, North Carolina on the Outer Banks. If you love really good seafood and really good food in general, you need to try Owens’. 

I took the photo of the marquis in 2012 (my last trip there), so that means they are now in their 70th year. They have a wonderful history and you can read more about  Owens’ Restaurant here.

If I lived the lifestyle of the rich and famous and could charter a plane to fly somewhere for dinner, I’d head for Owens’. If you get to the Outer Banks, you should too!

Here are some photos from this quaint, seaside eatery. It features an adorable gift shop and interesting antiques, photos and memorabilia from the US Lifesaving Service (the forerunner to the US Coast Guard.)


Blogging From A to Z Challenge – Q


Sure, I’d take the responsibility of queen any day. ~ Charisma Carpenter

Blogging From A to Z Challenge – Q

“Q” is for queen; in this case, Queen Elizabeth I.

The attractive gal above is one of the talented actors from the cast of The Lost Colony. I mentioned this wonderful production, performed every summer at Manteo’s outdoor Waterside Theater, in a recent post about the Outer Banks.

The story of the Lost Colony goes like this:  Before Jamestown and Plymouth, a group of about 120 men, women and children established one of the first English settlements in the New World on Roanoke Island in 1587. Shortly after arriving in this New World, colonist Eleanor Dare, daughter of Governor John White, gave birth to Virginia Dare. The Governor’s granddaughter was the first English child born in North America.

Life on the island was difficult for the colonists. Low on supplies and facing retaliation from the Native Americans they had displaced, the colonists sent Governor White to England in the summer of 1587 for supplies. Because of the impending war with Spain, White was unable to return to Roanoke Island until 1590. When he arrived, the colony had vanished. People believe the word “CROATOAN” was carved on a post. The fate of those first colonists remains a mystery to this day. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Click on the link to read further about the history of this story and amazing production! If you’re planning a trip to the Outer Banks you must see this – a wonderful treat for kids of all ages!

The Lost Colony


Blogging From A to Z Challenge – P

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The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. ~ Stella Adler

Blogging From A to Z – P

“P” is for phantom; as in Phantom of the Opera.

When my daughter graduated from high school she requested a trip to New York City, in lieu of a graduation party. Obviously, the trip cost more than I would’ve spent on a party, but it was something we both wanted to do together as a way to celebrate her graduation. It was also a great excuse to travel!!

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One of our many experiences was seeing Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre on West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan. With 1,645 seats, it’s one of the largest Broadway venues and has traditionally been used for major musical productions.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece is the longest running show, which is in its 25th year. This haunting love story continues to wow audiences and is well worth the price of the ticket. If you get the chance be sure to see it!

Click the link for more information on Phantom of the Opera.