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Jun 12, 2013 - Hatteras National Seashore

Wow, am I behind on the blog. Sometimes we get so busy having fun and sightseeing that I don’t sit down and write. Not to mention sorting through the pictures. Sometimes the pictures take more time than the writing! Now I could have done it last Friday when we were sitting inside waiting for Tropical Storm Andrea to make her exit, but somehow it was hard to concentrate when the rain kept on and kept on and kept on! For 14 hours it rained! That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! So here it goes. We left Charleston and headed to the Outer...

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Jun 13, 2010 - The campground at Cape Hatteras, and onward

We enjoyed sitting at the campground (which was quite empty) very much, and got some chores done as well as relaxing. There were no electrical or other services here, so we did use the generator several times for charging things and doing some baking. Our favourite time was at night - the skies were full of stars, lawns and the shrubberies in the distance were full of fireflies, and there was this big flashing light revolving around over us all night long. Actually - it went out on the first evening we were there - apparently there were...

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Jul 6, 2009 - Outer Banks 7/6-9

Monday, July 6th A nice drive on 17 up the coast, breezed through Wilmington, Jacksonville and east to Cedar Island where we camped in line for a ferry to Ocracoke, NC. We did not have reservations and the last ferry left at 5:00 pm and the next ferry is at 7:30 AM. It is a two hours and 15 minute ride. I must say the ferry boats here are really small as compared to our ferries back home. Still no propane to be found. Having a bit of a problem with misquotes. Don’t know how they got in here but we have killed at least a 100 of them and I...

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Jun 14, 2009 - Trip to Hatteras, NC

This was our first trip with our new trailer. The trip seemed long down the coast to Hatteras but was beautiful. We stayed at a campground that was way overrated and expensive for what they had to offer. It was a good thing the area was outstanding. We took the ferry over to Ocacoke Island which was another wonderful place to go. The trip tokk about 40 minutes but seemed much shorter. The island ws very unique. There was a coffee shop that is a must to see and try their brew.

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Nov 14, 2008 - Hatteras, NC

After leaving Roanoke Island we had a 65 mile trip to Hatteras. Most of the ride was along a strip of island approximately 1/2 mile wide, the only thing along this road way were beaches. Hatteras is a part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and has the most tallest lighthouse in the United States. The Hatteras lighthouse stands 208' tall and is one of the most photographed lighthouses. Next stop Ocracoke Island

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Adventures in 2009

Aug 6, 2008 - Cape Hatteras

Today we drove to Hatteras, the end of the Island. We went to Hatteras Village (John with the pirate). I did a little shopping and then we went to the Hatteras Lighthouse. We ate at a place called the Dolphin Den and I had shrimp, slaw, and fries and John had fried oysters, slaw and fries. It was really good. We are still suffering from all the mosquito bites we got from the wildlife preserve. I would have loved to have gone back to take pictures but it was not worth it. We will spend the evening packng up to leave for Virgina Beach...

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Apr 25, 2008 - Outter Banks, NC

Hi all, Well I have been here at Camp Hatteras for just about a week now! The first 3 days were a little ruff, I have never ever seen it rain that hard for 3 straight days! And I am talking lots of wind driven rain!! However as you will see from this group of photos & videos that all turned out A OK !!!! Also the indoor pool & hot tub also helped alot on the rainy days! Well in a little less then a week or so this my first winter away will come to an end! It is hard to beleive almost 4 months has passed since I started this trip, and...

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Nov 16, 2007 - Outer Banks - Cape Hatteras

November 11-14, Outer Banks, Cape Hatteras: On Sunday morning, 11/11 - Veteran's Day - we hooked up and pulled out of Williamsburg headed for the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Cape Hatteras. If you look at a map of the U.S., Cape Hatteras is the easternmost point along the east coast between Cape Cod and Florida. The Outer Banks are a series of sand islands that stretch more than 200 miles from Virginia Beach, VA southward nearly to South Carolina. The islands are long and skinny - Hatteras Island is about 50 miles long and most of it...

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Oct 19, 2007 - Kill Devil Hills, NC

Hi Everybody, Well our intent was to go see the Wright Brothers Memorial today, but as happens many times with Tim and me, we are easily distracted and never made it to the memorial. As we've been driving around we keep seeing these beautiful horse statues, gorgeous colors, all different, all with wings, you know like Pegasus the flying horse. Well after much discussion and speculation, we finally decide to ask somebody. We found out that apparently local artists and sculptors created these horses for the 2003 Celebration of Flight for...

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Jul 23, 2007 - Hatteras North Carolina

North Carolina "the first in flight" as their license plates all stated is home of Kitty Hawk. Kitty Hawk is located along the Outer Bank which is a string of islands, or as I call them sand bars, that circle a large portion of the Atlantic along the coast of North Carolina. We headed to the very tip of the Outer Bank which is Hatteras. To go further south you need to take the ferry to the next point of land. Two out of our three days in Hatteras were basically spent in or around the RV due to thirty mile per hour winds. I can imagine that...

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Apr 3, 2007 - Rodantha, North Carolina

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 It was one of our best traveling days! As we left Wilmington at 9:37 am there were a few high clouds. It was 75 degrees. The day before we had seen a service station that looked like it would be easy to get into and out so we first stopped for diesel. This time we got 6.1 mpg. UGHHHH!!! We drove along highways 17, 64, and 12. Some of these highways were 2 lane roads. We saw several blossoming lilacs trees along the roads. They were beautiful! A few miles before the exit to Vanceboro we stopped at a Rest Area for...

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Dec 22, 2006 - Outer Banks, NC

Today we visited Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island, NC. This is the site of the "Lost Colony". Twenty years before settling in Jamestown (where we were just a few days ago), Queen Elizabeth gave Sir Walter Raleigh a charter to "claim land for God and Queen" (not necessarily in that order!) in the New World. In 1587, about 120 men, women and children established the first English colony in the New World, then vanished without a trace; it is still a mystery today as to what happened to them. From December 22 through 25, we stayed on the Outer...

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