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Nov 5, 2014 - Cape Hatteras - Outer Banks, NC

Hello Everyone, Today we continued our travels south towards Florida along the eastern seaboard and stopped for 4 days on the North Carolina Outer Banks, and Cape Hatteras! On our way there, we drove right thru Kitty Hawk, and had to stop in and visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial! We were treated to a great speech by a Ranger on how Orville and Wilbur Wright developed the first airplane, and how they ultimately conquered the problem of ‘control’ during flight. This was a great place to visit! After Kitty Hawk, we continued thru the...

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Jun 17, 2012 - Outer Banks, N.C.

We found the best route to the outer banks from South Carolina is the Cedar Island ferry to Cape Hatteras, N.C. which saved hundreds of miles of driving. Our destination was the Ocracoke Campground on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This was another popular holiday and camping destination. When I was checking in at the park service office, I noticed there were screens everywhere; caging in the ranger, caging in the visitors, etc. At once I saw Mike outside unhooking our car from the motor home actively swatting around his body. We have...

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Tales of Blue Aweigh

Jun 25, 2011 - Day 1 with Dennis's family

After a good night at the Virginia Beach KOA , enjoying electric, water and sewer hookups,I spent time getting myself together. I had a nice shower, breakfast, worked at the computer for a while, then headed for Dennis’s, about 15 min away, about 11 o’clock. On the way, I stopped at Weight Watchers. 16 lbs lost to date! Dennis,Thea and Eliza were ready to go, RVweather, hazy, 90F. I started getting drowsy toward the end. We passed through Kittyhawk andKill Devil Hills. I noticed a tall monument to the Wright brothers. There was a plan...

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May 7, 2011 - Cape Hatteras, NC

We got up early and made it to the ferry landing with time to spare, the ferry wasn't full. The weather is great, sunny and around 75. It was an easy day for us, we spent most of the time in ferries. The first one lasted 2.5 hours, so we were able to take a nap and read while we traveled. Once we got to the cape we visited the Graveyard of the Atlantic Shipwreck Museum. Lots of boats went down around here. There were also a lot of pirates in the area, interesting. We are spending tonight in a nice rv park called Frisco Woods, right on the...

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usa 2011

Oct 11, 2010 - Heading South on 17 towards Charleston, SC

We left Tom’s Cove Camp after a great visit, including meeting our neighbors, whose group has met at Tom’s Cove for many years. We really enjoyed the camaraderie of the group, and their campfires. The only ‘down moment’ was the final morning, when they discovered that someone had stolen their coolers, sunglasses and other items that they had left out at their site. Judie was pleased that the thieves weren’t interested in her plants, which was all we had sitting outside. As we left, they were working on solving their mystery. As we drove...

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Sep 18, 2010 - Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Hello! As many of you know, I love lighthouses and this is a magnificent lighthouse. The tallest brick lighthouse in the USA. It was moved from it's original spot due to ocean erosion and placed here. It was too windy to climb the stairs inside to the lookout point at the top...not that I would have braved the stairs, mind you! I may have sent Steve up there to get me pictures! The turtles were in a small pond close to the entrance to the lighthouse. We continue to have a great time here in NC. More later... God bless all of you! Nancy and...

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Here we go again

Mar 10, 2010 - Cape Hatteras National Beach, NC

Today we drove from Jacksonville, NC, to the North Carolina Outer Banks. What a lovely drive! The dunes, the architecture, the views of the ocean all made today a delight. Although it is early in the season, and many of the businesses are not open yet, we have managed to settle in for the night along the Cape Hatteras National Beach where we can listen to the waves and smell the sea breeze. I am amazed by the wide variety of perfect seashells to be found on this beach. Perhaps it is because they have yet to be “picked over” by other...

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May 5, 2009 - Avon, NC

We just relaxed today and got ready to move tomorrow. We were planning to move to Virginia, but we found an oil leak in the RV. After consulting with the RV dealer we decided it was a hydrolic leak that is used to move the slides in and out. Pretty important! We decided since it was such a major thing we would drive all the way to Kansas to get it fixed at the manufacturer. It's a very long drive, but off we go tomorrow.

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Apr 30, 2009 - Avon, NC (Outer Banks)

This is a large ferry so the entire rig will fit on. In fact, there were 2 large buses and another RV on it with us, plus lots of cars. The ride was just over 2 hours to Ocracoke Island, then we got off the ferry, drove a few miles and drove onto another ferry for a short 35 minute ride to Hatteras Island. It was a beautiful day for rides out on the water. Our stop here is Avon, just a few miles north from the ferry. This is the first time we have been to this area and it is quite interesting as we drive up Highway 12, the only road. There...

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Apr 11, 2009 - Visiting the Outer Banks N C

While visiting Camp Hatteras in Rodanthe NC,our grandchildren earned their junior ranger badges at the national park. They learned alot and had a great time.We visited the beach every day and took the ferry to Ocakroke Island where we all learned about the sea turtles. The island is a quiet out of the way place to enjoy nature.

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Nov 3, 2007 - Hurricane Noel; Cape Hatteras, NC

We reached Cape Hatteras Monday, Oct 29. Hatteras Island is one of the long thin barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks. Cape Hatteras is frequently struck by hurricanes that move up the East Coast. Hurricane Isabel in 2003 split the two small towns of Frisco and Hatteras in half. In 1587, over 100 men, women and children journeyed from Britain to Roanoke Island establishing the first English settlement in America. Within three years, they had vanished with scarcely a trace. That mystery is still referred to as the Lost Colony. The...

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Sep 26, 2007 - Lighthouse Climbing

We didn't, in fact, drive all the way to Hatteras itself, but made a stop at the famous Lighthouse. It's the tallest in North America and has had an eventful life in itself, including having been physically moved eight years ago so the sea didn't get to finish it off! It's now about the distance inland that it was always meant to be. Why the spiral black and white is the first and obvious question. A mix up in the planning/building is the historical answer as the lighthouses all along this shore were supposed to be marked with diamond...

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