I'm dreaming of warmer weather and planning my beach vacation already! The last time I visted the Outer Banks I was a baby, so needless to say I don't know much about the area. My husband and I have been going to Emerald Isle for years, but we are looking for a change for our Memorial Day week trip at the end of May 2014. We actually have been to Ocracoke together a few years back, and we enjoyed it. Even though we're a younger couple we prefer the more laid back scene. Ideally I'd like to be in an area where the beach is convient (don't mind driving a mile or so and parking or driving on the beach), but not overly crowded. We don't want an area that's got too much going on, but don't want to be compeltely isolated either. Some small shops and like an ice cream place nearby would be nice and then not having to drive too far to other areas would be great. We will probably also take a day trip over to Ocracoke one day. It will just be my husband and I and our dogs. We are looking at a house from Midgett in Waves. Would you reccomend this area? We really like the house for the price, but I see there's no grocery store in the area... I'm thinking it shouldn't be too bad to go down to the Food Lion in Avon?? Like I said I'm completley clueless, so any advice or info at all would be great. Any must do/see places? Any great restaurant recomendations? Unfortunately, even though I love it I am now apparently allegic to seafood, so somewhere where my husband can eat seafood and I can order something else halfway decent would be needed. Any other suggestions/things to know...basically anything you have for Outer Banks 101 haha! I know Emerald Isle like the back of my hand but am ready for new scenery. Thanks in advance!!