Saturday, September 8, 2007

OBX (Days 21-24)

We left DC and drove down through Maryland and Delaware to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Some readers may remember that as the area where the Wright Brothers first flew.

At the visitors center there was a monument to the history of flight, from that first one up to the last few years.

It was about lunch time when we got there, so we went and ate lunch. We were not yet to our destination, but the ocean was right there next to the place we ate.

That was pretty much a preview of what we would do for the duration of our stay, play in the 80 degree water of the Atlantic Ocean.

But first, we made a stop at the place where the two brothers first flew.

These markers represent their first flights. What was really cool about going to this place was that we had seen the actual plane they flew at the National Air & Space museum 2 days before. I didn't add any photos of that visit because the camera battery died.

Let me tell you, there is nothing quite like the power of the ocean!

The section of the Outer Banks where we stayed was only about 400 yards wide. We were able to see sunrise and sunset out over the ocean.

We also visited America's tallest lighthouse at Cape Hatteras.

Body surfing can beat you up a bit!

Among the fun stuff at the ocean, Andrew got to do a little bit of 'Boogie Boarding'.

We will definitely go back!


Angie said...

I'm so jealous of all the fun you guys are having. Our summer has been a real dud. I will be so glad when the city's new financial system is up and running and my husband is no longer working 50 hour weeks.

Ashby said...

these pictures are great. I love the one where Abigail is at like a 45 degree angle, pulling Brenda towards the water.

I hope you guys are having fun. I miss you a lot and I can't wait to see you again!

Linger said...

You guys make me smile! This trip must be a lifetime experience.

Miss you!


P.S. Check out the fun we had this week with Boone taking some photos of the Lindgren's on Boone's G|B blog:

rachel said...

did you jump back to Portand?

Paulos said...

ouch look at those cuts