Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Since we were along the coast we decided to stop at the Outer Banks on our way home. We arrived at Roanoke Island in three hours. Luckily we decided not to take the ferries and drive up along the Outer Banks because the free ferry at Cape Hatteras was temporary out of service and we would have been stranded or doing a lot of back tracking.
The  campground we stayed at was on Roanoke  Island. A little pricey at $60 a night.
We had a nice water front site, but not as beautiful as our view the last three weeks.

We went to Kitty Hawk to see where the Wright brothers made the first flight. I always heard about this so I wanted to go see it.

Listened to a talk by a park ranger on how they altered the glider to make this first plane.

The big stone is where they took off.  The three little stones are how far they flew. Notice how much further they went the third time.( look for the white dot by the trees)

The monument on Kill Devil Hill. We walked up.

The view from the top of the hill.
Statues of the event.
After spending several hours at Kitty Hawk we drove south.
We stopped at Bodie  Island Lighthouse at Nags Head.

After seeing the lighthouse we drove across the road to the beach.

We didn't go any farther south for it was getting late and time for dinner.

Another delicious seafood meal. I couldn't decide so I had scallops, shrimp,flounder, and crab cake.

Larry had grilled swordfish.
Our stop at the Outer Banks was only for a day. Saturday morning we headed north to PA.
Instead of going inland to I-95 we stayed along the coast. It cost us $28 to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - tunnel. What a neat experience.
The first tunnel.

The second tunnel goes between those two buildings.
We thought about driving to PA and going dancing that evening, but we only made it to Seaford,Delaware.

There was a Walmart
next to a Grotto Pizza.  Grotto pizza has been the pizza at the Delaware beach for over 50 years and Larry hasn't had any for several years.  We decided to stop and indulge.

Sorry this picture is out of order. There was a photographer at Kitty Hawk for the famous first flight.  Somehow we got in the picture.
We had a little bit of a challenge getting back to PA ( detour, so we got confused around Newark) but were back at our rental by 10 Sunday morning. PA sure is beautiful.
We visited Larry's mom and dad for Mother's Day and while we were there his brother, Trey, stopped by. He looks and acts so much better then he has in three years. He needed a liver transplant and Trey's son  donated part of his liver to his dad the end of March. What a gift!  Thanks for all your prayers.

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