The whole trip went surprisingly well.

Well not the whole trip.  I had the idea of cutting the ride down by stopping in Virginia Beach on the way down.  Staying in a hotel for one night was nothing short of a veritable debacle.  There were just way too many opportunities for the boys to get into mischief, too many vending machines, stair wells, elevators.  It’s amazing we didn’t lose one of them.

But once we got to The Outer Banks, it was pure gold!  We all loved our house and the boys quickly found their rhythm, which consisted mostly of pool, beach and family excursions.  Susan and I were so stoked we’re already planning a return visit.  It’s just so kid friendly with all the private houses, so much better for us than a hotel experience.

On the trip back everything went well except for one meltdown by Sean (which coincidentally happened when we got the long bridge leaving Virginia Beach).  Even that might have been avoided if we had stopped at the McDonald’s just prior to getting on the bridge.

So I definitely, definitely recommend The Outer Banks experience for parents of kids in the spectrum.  It’s a very safe contained environment that they can quickly accustom themselves to.

Pictures will follow next week!