Monthly Archive for March, 2011

OBX III

Today Jan and I drove north to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse located in Corolla, NC. The construction was finished in 1875 and was the last lighthouse built along the North Carolina coastline. This is one of the only lighthouses that is not painted. They left it in it’s natural state to make it distinguishable from other light stations in the area.

Wright-eous Dudes!

Orville and Wilbur were two righteous dudes. It was a goose bumpy kinda of feeling today when we walked where the Wright Brothers successfully flew an airplane on December 17, 1903. The first flight lasted 12 seconds and stretched 120 ft. By the fourth attempt of the day Orville flew 59 seconds and made it 852 feet.  The two brothers chose this spot due to the soft sandy landings, as well as the area clear of trees. The high winds of the area were also beneficial to create lift.

In the bottom image you can see a rail directly in front of the monument. The brothers used this rail to create a smooth take off surface.

OBX II


Along one of the beaches in Nags Head, a couple of people were “trying” to kitesurf. We never did see them actually succeed at it… But it still looked like they were having a good time.


Bodie Island Lighthouse, near Nags Head, Outer Banks, NC The reconstruction on the lighthouse is set to be complete in 2012.

OBX


Jan and I decided to take a little trip while I’m on my spring break from classes- It feels good to get away for a few days. Even if I do have a lot of homework to do.

So here we are at Kill Devil Hills, NC. We are just down the road from where the Wright Brothers decided they could fly. We’ll check that out while we are here.

Cowgirl Up!

Today was Kendall’s Fourth
Birthday party. She wanted
a horse party… so, we spent
the afternoon at Stillwater
Farms so the kids could all
ride the horses. The party was
a huge hit, and as usual Kendall
was as cute as can be!

Jan, Pam and Kendall all shook
their booties… I think Kevin
thought they were all crazy!

No wonder…

we’re sneezing our fool heads off…

The Bradford Pear trees have been in full bloom for awhile now.