Sunday, September 22, 2013

Outer Banks NC: Day 1&2

Now that schools are back in session and the temperatures are cooler, it is travel time for the hubby and I.  We hopped in the car and headed to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

We stopped to get a fishing licence and they had this huge Adirondack chair out front.  I had to test it out. 

Our first stop was the Currituck Lighthouse.  It is located on the northern part of the Outer Banks, in the town of Corolla.

We climbed the 214 steps to the top and enjoyed a great view of the ocean and sound.  

 After the climb we picked up some picnic supplies and headed to grounds around the lighthouse.  We watched the sunset and marveled at the beauty that surrounded us.

 We stayed at the Hampton Inn just down the road and relaxed on our balcony over looking the ocean.

In the morning we woke to watch the sun rise. (Yes, Jule I got up!)  We walked along the beach and snapped pictures.
Love Sandpipers!
Next we headed to the Wright Brothers National Memorial.  We learned all about how these men built the first powered airplane.  
They persevered though so many trials.  It was an amazing story to relearn as an adult.  I really didn't pay to much attention in school. 
 We walked the grounds where they built and flew the plane.  Their first flight was only 12 seconds long.  

 They had markers for each of the flights.

 Next we went to Roanoke Island and saw the light house in the harbor.
 Then it was on to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Bodie Lighthouse. 

We were'not leaving.  The light was better on this side of the sign.
  • Bodie Lighthouse stands 156 feet tall
  • The height of each stripe is 22 feet
  • It has 214 stairs to the lantern
  • The beacon is visible up to 19 miles

We ended the day at a local fishing pier.

Tomorrow I will share our final two days of our road trip.
Thanks for stopping by........

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