I can’t believe my vacation is almost over! I’m sitting at my dad’s house composing this post, knowing that tomorrow we head back to Ohio & our regular lives. Which I do enjoy, usually, but compared to vacation time it will seem a little lackluster at first. And I’ll be spending the first week getting caught up on blogs – I’m pretty sure that I didn’t read a single post by a single person all week!
Dr. M did a great job of documenting each day, so I’m just going to share a select few (ha!) pictures & then let you head over to his blog to check out the others. You’ll especially want to see his bird & lighthouse pictures I’m sure. (I’m linking to individual posts below, but it might be easier just to start here & then go forward).
Saturday, May 18th
Travel day. I was hopped up on Benedryl so Dr. M drove the 660 miles by himself. I kept offering to help - & then I’d wake up an hour later. Good thing he didn’t take me up on my offer! This is the view from our hotel room in Kill Devil Hills – bliss!
Sunday, May 19th
Today we just stayed around our hotel so Dr. M could recuperate. He took about a gazillion pictures of pelicans & other birds, which you can see here and here.
Lifeguard boot camp – now THAT was entertaining to watch all week!
Monday, May 20th
Today we drove down to Cape Hatteras, passing Bodie lighthouse on the way. We took Carolina Cow along for the journey :) To see more lighthouse pictures & pictures from our stop at Pea Island Nature Preserve (including a battle between a goose & an egret – ha!), go to Dr. M’s post here.
This is why I didn’t climb any of the lighthouses. Doesn’t sound like much fun does it?
Tuesday, May 21st
On this day we drove over to Roanoke Island to check out the park there dedicated to the Lost Colony. We were a week too early to see the outdoor drama that they have (although we could hear the choir rehearsing while we were there). Dr. M has a post here and here about the trip, but here are a couple of pictures. I had to laugh at the description of persimmons.
We also visited the Elizabethan Gardens. It was pouring rain for part of our visit, but still quite lovely.
Sunset over the Wright Brothers National Monument.
Wednesday, May 22nd
Sunrise – glorious! (Um, yeah, Dr. M took these – I didn’t get up early enough).
We visited the Wright monument today. Dr. M did a great post about it – you can find it here. This is my determined face before climbing up.
Partway to the top.
I made it! The State of the Bug – astounded!
I’m so glad Dr. M suggested that I change out of my cute sandals – these babies were much more appropriate for that hike.
Dr. M doing what he does :)
Thursday, May 23rd
We drove west today, to spend some time with our folks before heading back home. Once again Dr. M drove the whole way himself (400 miles this time). I had to laugh when I noticed how old our NC map is – ha! And we didn’t even move to Ohio until 1997, so this was out of date even by then. Sheesh.
On our way we stopped at Edenton (go here to see what Dr. M has to say about that).
Friday, May 24th
We spent today just hanging out at my dad’s house. I took a bunch of pictures of the yard.
Saturday, May 25th
Today we spent some time with Dr. M’s dad. I found a mulberry tree in the back yard.
Dr. M’s great grandmother brought this rose bush to Lincoln County when they moved there in the 19th century. Who knows how old it was when she moved it. Quite a family heirloom!
Dr. M’s dad told us stories of working for the mill owners when he was a small boy – doing small tasks around their house so he could avoid the “real” work his grandmothers would have had him do.
On our way back to my dad’s house we saw these lovely wildflowers.
Whew! OK, so I still have a lot of pictures on here – ha!
Go to Mamma Fran’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. Have a great week!
Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710. The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!