Over The River And To The Beach For Thanksgiving

While many look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with turkey, family and football, others are bypassing grandma's house, for a house rental on the beach.

Carol Skinner says she's at the beach as she recovers from hip problems. "I came down here because it was a depressing year but this is lifting my spirits to be by the sun and sea."

Carol and her husband Hank are excited for crowds to come during Thanksgiving. "I think we'll probably go out to eat and enjoy eating on the water."

The Skinner's aren't the only ones. Carteret County tourism officials are pulling out their pilgrim hats to get in the spirit for plenty of visitors. Carol Lohr is executive director of the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority. "You're at the beach, you can go for a walk after dinner, you can go duck roasting before or after dinner, oyster and clams are in season so it's a good time to go out and try something different."

Bill Davis knows this season is also prime time for catching grouper and trigger fish. He has operated Continental Shelf Charter business for over forty years He and all the charter boat operations always looks forward to the business this time of the year.

Meanwhile, events keep the holiday traditional. The Beaufort Historic Site hosts the annual Thanksgiving feast the Sunday before turkey day.

The feast sells out every year with 350 attendees.

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  • by Jon Location: Greenville on Nov 18, 2010 at 03:05 PM
    To West of 95.....Yeah, no one is going to the beach for Thanksgiving. It's a horrible place to be, whatever you do stay home and stay WEST OF 95 (snicker, snicker). By the way I rented a 4 bedroom oceanfront house on the Outer Banks for $1,000. I'm sure we will have a terrible time....Bah ha ha ha.
  • by steamed oysters, flounder, shrimp... Location: coastal NC on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:42 AM
    You guys eat the turkey. I'm going to eat fresh seafood!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    West of I-95, you are showing a high level of ignorance. This thanksgiving it's back to Williamston with some family, spending the night, then Greenville for the ECU-SMU game.
  • by westof95 on Nov 17, 2010 at 08:29 PM
    Well, if you believe all the garbage being spouted by the ORV, beach buggy and ObX visitors center crowd, nobody is going to the beach because they can't drive from one end of the OBx to the other. Something smells fishy...and it sure ain't mullet.

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