Sand Dune City

Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Kitty Hawk, NC, March 2010 Imagine endless sand dunes towering 80 feet high. Picture windswept sand that you must trudge through and worry about getting buried in. Imagine so much sand that you fear getting lost and no one being able to find you. Envision a sprinkling of grassy sea oats … Continue reading Sand Dune City

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Lighthouses of the Outer Banks

Outer Banks, North Carolina, March 2010 We got to experience 3 of the 5 famed lighthouses along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We began at the most accessible southernmost point and worked our way north. From Kill Devil Hills (near Nags Head), we drove down to Hatteras Village and caught the ferry to Ocracoke Island. Ocracoke … Continue reading Lighthouses of the Outer Banks

Flying with Wilbur & Orville

March 2010, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina A visit to the Outer Banks of North Carolina is not complete without a trip to the Wright Brothers National Memorial. What did these famed flyers do in North Carolina? “This coastal town, they determined, had the ideal conditions for testing their gliders, with towering sand dunes and … Continue reading Flying with Wilbur & Orville

Bessie Coleman : Travel Theme : Women

Meet Bessie Coleman: One of my favorite places at the Wilber & Orville Wright Memorial is the Wall of Fame paying tribute to famous aviators. I was so pleased to see and read about famed flyer Bessie Coleman, the first black woman licensed pilot. She and other are honor as historical notables in the pursuit … Continue reading Bessie Coleman : Travel Theme : Women