We just returned from a very pleasant road trip to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. We traveled with friends to visit friends. A delightful getaway, it was. Our route saw us drive through or into 7 states. We stayed on the ocean front at Ocean Isle Beach and the weather was unseasonably warm. The ocean was “on” the whole time, we walked, we visited, we enjoyed great companionship. We golfed and learned to leave errant golf balls in the water hazards lest the lounging alligator take a liking to your ankles.