In the Spring of 2003, with our high school graduation fast approaching, my best friend Sean and I decided to embark on an adventure to the East Coast during the summer. This would be so much more than just another road trip, this would be a true odyssey! Our original plan included New York City, Washington DC, and the Outer Banks’ mysterious Roanoke Island. Unfortunately due to an illness requiring the hospitalization of my girlfriend at the time, we decided to delay the start of the trip and to travel only to the Outer Banks. The trip was still an amazing experience for both of us, and would ultimately lead to more ambitious Odyssey Expeditions in the years to come.