We - as in OuterBanksThisWeek.com magazine - have twirled around the sun for one full circle with this fall issue. Has it really been a year?! Is this actually our second fall issue?! Yes. Yes.
It's been a pretty spectacular experience so far. We've received such supportive feedback from readers who appreciate the quality of the layout and writing, and our advertisers have had their businesses presented to customers in a way that has truly benefitted them.
Putting together a publication such as this is something everyone should experience - I mean that. Why? Because, as much as I think I know the Outer Banks well, and I do after almost 35 years here, in creating editorial, procuring pictures and talking in detail with business owners, all of us at OBTW have deepened our knowledge - and, in many cases, our friendships - with our neighboring Outer Banks business owners. That's a main reason many of us have chosen to live on here, right? Because we have more opportunity to honestly know a broader number of people who call themselves islanders than we would in a large city.
So, it's fall again. Some are happy with sweater weather and fireplaces glowing. Others lament the long days of summer closing. Where are you on that seasons spectrum? In my household, we're absolutely divided.
The thing about fall is...I love it. When September comes and the days get shorter, I get happier. Don't get me wrong: I do love summer. Not as much as my husband does...I don't think that's even possible! He's a Florida boy, so the heat feels somehow just right to him. Not to me. When the clocks fall back and it's dark at 5:30 and chilly and cozy, I'm in my most contented emotional place.
Whatever your opinions on this time of year, you can't complain that there's nothing to do! Check out our events calendars at the back of this magazine and you'll see that when the leaves start to fall, the events turn up. Our business features will provide you with details on some of the season's most fun!