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Oct 20, 2015 - Roanoke Island

Visiting Manteo on Roanoke Island completes my explorations of the Outer Banks. This has been a great few days where I was busy from morning to night seeing things, learning a great deal, walking a whole bunch, and keeping this journal! I went in to Manteo with the motorhome, as I was told there is plenty of parking at the Roanoke Festival Center but the road getting there isn't made for high and big vehicles, so I turned around and parked at the visitor center out on 64 and drove my car in. There is no big rig parking at the Center but...

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Dec 29, 2013 - The Aquarium on a Rainy Day

Sunday morning was rainy and very windy, so we had a relaxing morning around the house. We ate breakfast and chatted with D for a while and then took showers. As lunch time came around, we headed off to Manteo on Roanoke Island and went to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. A very good activity for a rainy day at the beach. The wind was so strong, our car was actually getting blown crossing the bridge on the bridge. We toured around the aquarium for a couple of hours checking out all the exhibits. The focus of this aquarium is...

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Nov 10, 2008 - Roanoke Island, NC

The outer banks is a chain of barrier islands extending for over 200 miles along the coast of North Carolina. The island vary in width as they stretch along the coast. On the northern end they are separated from shore by less than a mile while on the southern end they are over 20 miles. The island are made up of several small towns separated by miles of beaches. We visited several towns as we toured the islands. In some locations we had to take a bridge from one island to another in others we had to take a ferry boat. Kitty Hawk, is located...

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Adventures in 2009

Aug 5, 2008 - Ronoake Island

This morning we went to Roanoke Island. We first went to a Fort Raleigh. It had a 30 minute film on the "Lost Colony" which was so very interesting. Then we went to a place called Festival Park. There was a replica ship which the English came over on in the 16th century. They had costumed people on the ship answering questions. This park also had a village with costumed people (blacksmith etc) It was a neat little settlement. We shopped at several shops in the area and we found a little cafe on the waterfront. I had a wonderful crab cake...

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Oct 20, 2007 - Manteo, Wright Brothers Memorial and Kites

Hello Everybody, Ok now, we'll try this again, we're intending to go to the Memorial, and amazingly enough we actually make it there this time. We decide to take off both scooters because the buildings are really spread out. Now you that know us well, know that we're originally from Dayton, OH, so course we have always taken great pride in the fact that the Wright brothers started in their little bicycle shop in Dayton, it's still there now in the Oregon District. We're really looking forward to seeing this end of all their work. Ok, I...

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Oct 10, 2007 - Roanoke Island, NC (outer banks)

Finally, it was time to move on to another state. We crossed into North Carolina about lunch time and settled for a few nights on the Outer Banks on Roanoke Island. We had lunch at a 50s diner (established 1997) called Big Al's. The fried main dish (take your pick - we had scallops and fish) and corn bread were everything you could want from a true southern restaurant (and the milkshakes weren't too bad either). We were treated to a few "hons" and "my loves" when paying our bill and we were starting to feel right at home in this beachside...

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