As I write this, I just got back home from a long drive. Home from what you may ask? Why, none other than the place I’ll be interning! You haven’t read the About have you? If not, hey, no problem. I’m Green Wuf, I’m interning on the Outer Banks over the summer, this blog is gonna be about experiences over my internship, and thanks for reading!
Mama Wuf, Papa Wuf, and I went over to visit a place that could offer housing for me while I intern at the Outer Banks.
The Ride Up
I normally get up about 6:30 am (yeah, I’m a weird college guy), but we had to get up for the trip about 5:30 so we’d be there on time to tour the housing site. I know that’s only an hour difference, but I draw the line at 6. Trying to wake up was hard. I sympathize for everyone who has to wake up that early. Man…
We passed through cities, big open farm lands, and large areas of nothing but monotonous highway. I have to say though, the coolest parts were the small towns. Small communities are the coolest. Its awesome when every house you see has to have a minimum of two rocking chairs on the porch almost like it was a rule.
After the six-hour drive was over, we ended up at one of the best sandwich shops in the area near where the housing was. Poor Richard’s is the best place to grab a sandwich by the docks. The next time you’re in Manteo, check it out. I recommend my personal favorite: the club with a side of onion rings. Whatever you order though, they don’t disappoint. Did I mention the onion rings?
After lunch we checked out the place where I’ll be staying for the internship. We weren’t expecting much at all, as the person in charge of it described it as a plain, old, dorm-looking building. We got there and found it just the opposite.
The neighborhood was great and the inside of the building was very nice. There were even some common areas with TVs. Being a college guy, TV was a requirement. Heck, I’d even have my own room! I’d be sharing a bathroom with one other person, but that is a welcome change from sharing one bathroom with SEVEN other college guys.
We later decided to check out one of the places I’d actually be working. The actual office was a little house tucked into a small back road community in a coastal reserve. We recognized the area from previous kayaking experience, and the area has some cool natural spots a bit further down the road.
The parent Wufs and I talked about the places over dinner later. The housing was so good that we decided to go ahead and sign up for it. Personally, I’m really excited. Staying in a nice place on the coast doing an internship on the beach in a topic I love? They say that if you do a job you like, you never work a day in your life. In that case, I’m really looking forward to getting to work not working.
The Ride Back Home
Headed home, the ride seemed just a little longer. Perhaps it was the organic chemistry I was studying or the crazy close basketball game (that ended in injustice I might add). Perhaps it was just the fact that we were leaving the beach.
Once getting back home, we visited Grandma and Grandpa Wuf to say hi before I go back to college (I forgot to mention I’m on spring break). They cooked dinner and we had a great time. We had a dish we like to call “beefy goodness.” Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds. Food doesn’t get that kind of title not being delicious.
We had a great time with this sort of on-a-whim trip. It was a great wrap up to my spring break, and as and as odd as it may sound, I can’t wait for my current college semester to end.
Note: There may be a bit more time between now and the next post (school must go on), but I’ll update my adventures as soon as something happens.