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Oct 16, 2019 - Charleston and Kill Devil Hills

Yesterday we went into Charleston S. C. We easily found a parking garage. We then walked 2 blocks to where Classic Carriages were giving tours. Our driver was Scott and our horse was an ex-Amish Percheron workhorse. He is treated like a king....even has a beer at the end of his 5 hour shift. He works 1 hour and has 20 min. off. We passed the City Market once a slave market and entered the historical district of the city. Charleston has many unique colonial homes. It is different to Savannah as it has no verdant squares. Trees are mainly in...

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2019_USA

May 23, 2017 - Day 12 (final) Columbia to Kitty Hawk 60 miles

Last day, rainy and wind against us for most of day. 4 bridges, one easy and the other 3 hard. Nothing sucks like struggling up over the high part of a bridge then having to PEDAL down the other side because the wind is so bad. Tornado warnings tonight so glad we are inside. Will be staying here in Kitty Hawk for a few weeks then deciding how to get home. Thanks for reading these posts!

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LUCKY 58

Jul 26, 2016 - Kitty Hawk

This has turned into the vacation from hell. After two nice days in Virginia Beach last week we drove to the Outer Banks on Saturday. The traffic was terrible, worse than getting to the Jersey Shore. We encountered a 16-mile backup that took nearly an hour to reach the Outer Banks. From there our trip got worse. As we neared the campground in Kitty Hawk the battery warning light on the dashboard went on. We made it to the campground but there was not enough voltage in the coach battery to lower the levelers. I called Ford warranty service...

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The Outer Banks

May 20, 2015 - Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk, Cape Hatteras

KillDevil Hills, not Kitty Hawk, is the actual birthplace of the airplane. For at least three years, Wilbur and Orville Wright lived, studied, and experimented here in this large grassy field on North Carolina's Outer Banks. We toured the grounds and hiked up to the monument on the highest point, and walked the path taken by those first few tentative flights. There was apparently a field trip there, because about 60 school-aged children were flying kites all over the grounds, with varying degrees of success, apparently as a learning...

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Geritol Journals

Jun 17, 2014 - Kitty Hawk/ OBX NC

On Sunday, Fathers Day, we drove from Wilmington NC. To Kitty Hawk RV Park located on the ocean side of the highway going north on the Outer Banks of NC. This area is filled with summer homes and a lot of people from up north come down here for the summer. They are all beach houses with balconies and very well built for hurricanes. The area is a little too commercialized and busy for me. As we got situated in the park and I turned power on, we had a power surge and blew a GFI 20 amps circuit breaker. That stops us from using some of the...

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Jul 24, 2013 - Kitty Hawk

Wednesday morning Phil and Murray left Suffolk, Virginia and drove100 miles to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. There they toured Kitty Hawk National Park that is managed by the National Park Service. Back in 1901, Orville and Wilbur Wright spent successive falls in KItty Hawk. They operated a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio. However they were so obsessed with developing a heavier than air machine that they left their homes each fall to work on their experiments. They chose Kitty Hawk for 3 criteria.. steady wind, soft landings (due to sand dunes)...

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Nov 1, 2012 - Kitty Hawk, NC

On Oct. 31, we drove to the Outer Banks where we saw damage from Hurricane Sandy along NC Hwy. 158 and Hwy. 12. There was still flooding in the area. Sections of Hwy. 12 were closed to traffic due to over wash from the ocean. Piles of sand were everywhere. Road scrapers and bulldozers were trying to push sand off the roads so traffic could get through. Some houses were inaccessible due to flooding and/or sand. Some businesses were closed due to flooding. Others had been flooded but had been cleaned up enough to be back in operation....

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Blessed To Travel

May 28, 2012 - 1017 Creek Rd., Kitty Hawk, NC

While we were visiting John Jr.'s house at Corolla for the Memorial Day weekend, we had to go see the house he and Robin are buying in Kitty Hawk. This is a lovely house on a creek in the gated community of Martin's Point. They expect to move from Virginia Beach to Kitty Hawk sometime in July. Enjoy the photos.

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Blessed To Travel

Sep 17, 2011 - Wind and Rain on the Outer Banks

They said we should have been here last week...The weather was beautiful. Today it is rainy and wind is blowing 25 kts and gusts to 40. It wasn't a picnic trying to set up the camp. I dropped Bob off for his adventure and made a trip to Walmart. I needed some foul weather gear. (A Jacket for you land lubbers). Armed with my new jacket, I took Tommy for his first beach walk. The wind was blowing like crazy and he loved it. He ran, barked at the waves, and tried to bite the foam blowing. I kept him on a leash so that meant I got quite a...

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Jul 16, 2011 - Day 5: Hatteras, Kill Devil Hill, Roanoke Island

This journal is being written as we drive along Highway 12 above Rodanthe, where we camped. Last night we didn’t get home until midnight so I was not about to start a journal entry then. All I wanted was my bed! Yesterday began with a drive to the Cape Hatteras Light, about 20 miles south. We had passed it coming up but didn’t have time to stop. The video that details the moving of the light was very interesting. That lighthouse is the tallest brick structure in the nation (maybe in the world; we’re not sure). It was a monumental...

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Jun 23, 2011 - Finally, a Week at the Beach

So we head out from Raleigh on our way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, excited to have a week at the beach with new sights to see and time to relax on the beach. I am driving along on the interstate with my trusty navigator at my side, when we the passenger side rear view mirror flies from the bracket and starts dangling in the wind at 65 miles an hour. It is still connected by the electrical cable which allows you to control the mirror so just keeps flopping around until we manage to get to an exit to pull off and figure out what...

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Sep 17, 2010 - Kitty Hawk, NC

North Carolina is the 'First in flight' state, so, we drove to Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk to tour the Wright Brothers National Park. Very interesting and the grounds were very pretty. Lots of walking, but Steve and I need the exercise! Again, the weather is perfect. Enjoy the pictures. Until next time...hope all of you are well. Nancy and Steve.

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