I HAD THREE DAYS to explore an area of North Carolina’s Outer Banks known as the Crystal Coast. As soon as I landed at the grocery store-sized New Bern airport I knew I was in for something different. In my 72 hours I met many colorful characters, such as the slightly intoxicated Judge Douglas McCullough, who prosecuted the Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega. And I got to explore a wide range of scenery, from fishing the slow-moving waters of Taylor’s Creek to dancing at the Atlantic Beach Music Festival.
Note: Taylor Butz was a guest of the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority.